Shelley Curtis White, Jr. was born in San Diego, CA. Prior to moving to Annapolis MD, in June of 1990, he was a Head Start Administrator and Co-owner or P&W Enterprises, Inc. (Management Company). He was a duly sworn police officer for the Annapolis City Police Department from 1993-2013. As a Detective, Shelley was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division where he was responsible for the investigation of “Crimes against Persons and Properties”. White was also the Director of Operations and Investigations for the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis Safe Communities Program for 11 years. Additionally, he provided technical assistance to a variety of private corporations, private and public housing developments and resident groups, to include Alpha Property Management, Inc.; Kunta Kinte Celebrations, Inc.; McDonalds of Annapolis, Inc.; Annapolis Community Partnership and the Annapolis Planning Action Committee. White was also an Investigator for the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA) Safe Communities Program for 11 years (1998-2009). During his time as Investigator of HACA, the programs received The “Best Practices Award” from HUD numerous times. His efforts help foster a cooperative relationship between the residents and law enforcement, which helped to improve the enforcement of narcotics violations and quality of life. In addition, his role in Public Housing had a major impact on the successful closure of numerous high profiled criminal and narcotic investigations.

White kept himself in the know by sponsoring several youth program, such as, the Partnership in Excellence Tutoring Program, Fundamental First Basketball, and Watson’s Jaguars Traveling Basketball Team.  All programs involved tutoring and mentoring disadvantaged and at-risk youths.
White received his undergraduate degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University and he completed both the Police and Correctional Officers Academy and the Criminal Investigations School. He was appointed by the Speaker of the House of the State of Maryland to serve on the Board of Directors for the Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency.

White was Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Police and Vice Chief Shop Steward of the Police Union, Local 400.  He received numerous awards to include:

  • Police Officer of the Year for the State of Maryland for Outstanding Community Service efforts
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award
  • The State of Maryland Governor’s Citation
  • The Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for Law Enforcement Officers
  • Proclamation by the Mayor of Annapolis “Shelley Curtis White, Jr.” Appreciation Day
  • Maryland Jaycees Outstanding Young Marylander
  • Maryland Jaycees Outstanding Young Annapolitan
  • The Maryland Law Enforcement Officer, Inc. Certificate of Merit

Shelley C. White, Jr. passed away on May 22, 2015. He served in countless capacities throughout his lifetime. Though quantifying his efforts are impossible, we know that every partnership he has established aided and fostered cooperative relationships between the community residents, law enforcement, education, youth development, sports and recreation, and the expansion and development of Anne Arundel County. He’s gone but will never be forgotten