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Youth and Community Resources

Commanding Officer
Captain Andre Davis
Office Phone: 410-887-5864

Assistant Commander
Lieutenant Ralph Donahoe
Office Phone: 410-887-5864

The Baltimore County Police Department is committed to establishing working relationships with citizen groups and organizations that work toward community goals. The Youth and Community Resources Section is made up of several initiatives including:Community Resources Team, Citizens' Police Academy, Joins ProgramYouth Initiatives TeamYouth Leadership AcademyElder or Vulnerable Adult Abuse Program, and Children In Need of Supervision (CINS) Program.

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. For more information call the Youth and Community Resources Section at 410-887-5901 or view our Citizens’ Police Academy Web page.

Community Resources Team

The Community Resources Team works with the following programs: Crime Prevention, Police and Private Security, Police Community Relations Councils, Citizens on Patrol, Mediation Program, Baltimore County Grants and Multicultural Relations (en Español).

Juvenile Offenders in Need of Supervision (JOINS) Program

The mission of JOINS is to prevent juvenile delinquency by diverting threshold offenders from the juvenile justice system. To find out more about this innovative program visit the JOINS page.

Youth Initiatives Team (YIT)

The YIT researches "best practice" programs that may be adopted for use within the department for the prevention of juvenile crime and delinquency.  The YIT is charged with informing the Youth and Community Resources Section Commander regarding promising practices in the field of juvenile crime prevention. Through the YIT, current research and successful juvenile crime prevention efforts are continuously surveyed and examined for possible implementation by the Department. For further information call Dr. Mark Metzger at 410-887-3273. 

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. For more information call the Youth Initiatives Team at 410-887-2587 or visit our Youth Leadership Academy Web page.   

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. For more information visit our Elder or Vulnerable Adult Web page.

Children In Need of Supervision

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

Portable Basketball Goals

Get to know the law pertaining to "Portable Basketball Goals."

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Revised September 25, 2014

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