Capt. Jan Brown is no stranger to Towson.

Brown, who was named the commander of the Baltimore County Police Department’s Precinct 6 — aka the Towson precinct — in September, had served stints in Towson twice before in his 29-year career with county police.Towson’s newest police commander replaces Jay Landsman, Jr. who was promoted to the rank of major in September.

Brown said he understands that the popular Landsman left big shoes to fill, adding that, as the precinct’s commander, he intends to continue Landsman’s policy of involving the community as a partner in the precinct’s policing initiatives, such as a steady involvement with community groups focused on fighting crime in Towson neighborhoods.

“I can see there’s nothing broken because Maj. Landsman was on the ball,” Brown said.The 50-year-old Brown commands 128 officers and two civilian staff members at Precinct 6, which is headquartered in Towson and covers the central part of Baltimore County, from the Baltimore Beltway to the Baltimore City line between Falls Road and Perring Parkway.

Brown was chosen to lead the precinct because he is a capable commander who is familiar with Towson, Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence Sheridan said in a statement.

“Captain Brown has the experience needed to lead the Towson Precinct and to continue building the positive relationships between the Police Department, the community and the area businesses,” Sheridan said.

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