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:
- Crime Prevention
- Police and Private Security
- Police Community Relations Councils
- Baltimore County Police and Fire Chaplains
- Citizens on Patrol
- Mediation Program
- Baltimore County Grants
- Multicultural Relations (en Español)
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.
For more information, contact Officer Kim Hicks-Wright at 410-887-8591.
- March 4, 9 a.m. to noon
Liberty Road Resource Center
3505 Resource Drive
Randallstown, Maryland 21133
- March 17, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Loch Raven Middle School
8101 Lasalle Road 21286
- March 25, 9 a.m. to noon
Leadership Through Athletics Center
2900 Hammonds Ferry Road 21227
- April 1, 9 a.m. to noon
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.
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.
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:
- Review the minimum qualification requirements (PDF)
- Download and submit the application form to become a chaplain (PDF).
For questions about the chaplain program and application process, email Sergeant Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For more information on Youth and Community Services or specific programs, contact Commanding Officer Captain Balog or Sergeant Miller at 410-887-5901.