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Resources for Communities and Youth

The Baltimore County Police Department (BCoPD) works with citizens, civic organizations and other public agencies – such as public and private schools – toward community goals. Our BCoPD Community Resources Team works with the following programs:

Juvenile Programs

Juvenile Offenders in Need of Supervision (JOINS) Program

This program prevents juvenile delinquency by diverting first-time offenders from the juvenile justice system.

Children in Need of Supervision

This program intervenes with youth and families at risk of being referred in juvenile court.

Youth Leadership Academy

The Youth Leadership Academy helps inform young people ages 14 through 18 about police work. The Academy helps young people understand why police respond to various situations in a particular way and how they handle those situations. For more information, call the Youth and Community Services Section at 410-887-5901.

Adult Programs

Elder or Vulnerable Adult Abuse Program 
The Baltimore County Police Department protects and supports elderly and vulnerable adult citizens through the investigation of abuse. 

Citizens' Police Academy

The Citizens’ Police Academy provides an opportunity for community, business and religious leaders to learn about police work. The Academy helps participants understand why police respond to various situations in a particular way and how they handle those situations.

Police and Fire Chaplains

Chaplains provide spiritual counseling and assistance to members of the Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments. They assist with death notifications, visit or contact sick or injured members, participate in funerals of active and retired members, attend Department ceremonies to perform invocations and benedictions and respond to all major disasters in Baltimore County.

If you are interested in becoming a chaplain, review the minimum qualification requirements (PDF) and download the application form (PDF). Follow the instructions for submission. Email Sergeant Leonard at gleonard@baltimorecountymd.gov with questions about the chaplain program and application process.

LGBT Liaison

Recognizing the importance of meeting the diverse needs of our citzens, the Baltimore County Police Department has a designated Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Liaison. This officer serves as a point of contact for the LGBT community on matters of policing and policy and helps address specific concerns. For more information, contact LGBT Liaison Captain Mike Balog at 410-887-5901.

Fingerprint Services

The Baltimore County Police Department does not provide fingerprint services to the general public. The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services provides a list of commercial entities that provide fingerprint services.

Faith-Based Programs

The faith-based initiative is an opportunity for the Baltimore County Police Department (BCoPD) to join forces with the faith-based community, forming problem-solving partnerships to develop viable strategies for dealing with the array of factors associated with crime and disorder. BCoPD's Community Partnership Team is creating a partnership with the various bodies of faith to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the community, and further the community's role as a partner in crime reduction efforts.

Contact Information

For more information on Youth and Community Services or specific programs, contact Commanding Officer Captain Balog or Sergeant Miller at 410-887-5901.

Revised February 3, 2016

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