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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

Cops and Kids Basketball Clinic – Kids ages eight to 14 can play basketball while learning more about police officers and the jobs they do to help the community. Download and submit the Basketball Clinic waiver (PDF) to register for a basketball clinic near you.

  • May 7 – West Location
    Liberty Road Resource Center
    3505 Resource Drive
    Randallstown, Maryland 21133
  • May 14 – Central Location
    Cockeysville PAL Center
    9836 Greenside Drive
    Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
  • May 21 – East  Location
    Sollers Point Multipurpose Center
    323 Sollers Point Road
    Dundalk, Maryland 21222

Juvenile Offenders in Need of Supervision (JOINS) – Prevents juvenile delinquency by diverting first-time offenders from the juvenile justice system.

Children in Need of Supervision – Intervenes with youth and families at risk of being referred in juvenile court.

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 – Protects and supports elderly and vulnerable adult citizens through the investigation of abuse. 

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 BCoPD and the Baltimore County Fire Department. 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
  • Respond to all major disasters in the County

If you are interested in becoming a chaplain:

For questions about the chaplain program and application process, email Sergeant Leonard at gleonard@baltimorecountymd.gov.

LGBT Liaison – Recognizing the importance of meeting the diverse needs of our citizens, BCoPD 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 – BCoPD 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 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 April 13, 2016        

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