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Youth and Community Resources

The Baltimore County Police Department is committed to establishing working relationships with citizen groups and organizations that work toward community goals. The Community Resources Team works with the following programs:

Juvenile Programs

Juvenile Offenders in Need of Supervision (JOINS) Program
The mission of this program is to prevent juvenile delinquency by diverting threshold offenders from the juvenile justice system.

Children in Need of Supervision 
Get more information about the program which intervenes with youth and families who are at risk of being referred in juvenile court.

Youth Leadership Academy
The Youth Leadership Academy’s primary objective is to afford an opportunity for young people ages 14 through 18 to become informed and educated about the many aspects of police work. The Academy is designed to give the attendees exposure as to why police respond to various situations in a particular way and how they ultimately handle those situations.

Adult Programs

Elder or Vulnerable Adult Abuse Program 
The Baltimore County Police Department is committed to protecting and supporting its elder and vulnerable adult citizens through the investigation of allegations of abuse. 

Citizens' Police Academy
The Citizens’ Police Academy's primary objective is to afford an opportunity for community, business and religious leaders to become informed and educated about the many aspects of police work. The Academy is designed to give the attendees exposure as to why police respond to various situations in a particular way and how they ultimately handle those situations.

Police and Fire Chaplains
Chaplains provide spiritual counseling and assistance to members of the Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments upon request. They also 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 any questions about the chaplain program or application process.

Contact Information

For more information on Youth and Community Resources call Commanding Officer Captain J. Brown at 410-887-5901 or call Assistant Commander Lieutenant Ralph Donahoe at 410-887-2597. For information regarding specific programs refer to the contact numbers below.

  • Youth and Community Resources: Call 410-887-5901.
  • Youth Leadership Academy: Call 410-887-5901.

Revised February 12, 2015

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