Police Department Overview
As Chief of the Baltimore County Police Department, I welcome you to our website. Our online presence is a vital channel of communication between the Department and our communities.
I encourage you to bookmark our award-winning iWatch Public Safety News Blog. Every day, we post detailed news articles about significant crime, arrests, missing persons and accomplishments. Our website is mobile friendly.
Every week, we post news from each of our 10 precincts, including a crime blotter. All of us have an interest in police activity that does not make the nightly news but matters to us as homeowners, business people and neighbors.
Crime trends, verified by our Criminal Information and Analysis Division, are posted weekly. Technology plays an important role in our strategic approach to identifying and addressing crime trends. By carefully analyzing crime data, we are able to spot trends as they begin to develop and more precisely allocate resources to the communities that need them.
A variety of frequently sought services are available online, including:
- Online crime reporting for certain types of crimes.
- Obtaining crime and accident reports.
- Reporting tips about suspicious activity (iWatch tip program)
I am proud of the work Baltimore County Police Department (BCoPD) does driving down crime, and of the relationship of trust we enjoy with our citizens. We know that this good relationship owes a great deal to transparency and customer service, and we hope that our website provides both.
Join Us On Social Media
For breaking news, follow us on social media:
- Facebook/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire, for public safety news, including breaking news
- Twitter, @BACOPoliceFire, for daily public safety news, including breaking news updates
- Twitter, @BACOemergency, for information about snowstorms and community emergencies
For our citizens who choose not to join Twitter or Facebook, we have embedded a feed containing our social media updates on the top of this page.
Popular Information and Services
- Claiming Property and Auction of Unclaimed Property
Find how to claim property held by BCoPD. Property abandoned, stolen or lawfully seized by police and unclaimed after 30 days is auctioned.
- Report Suspicious Activity
Report suspicious activity using our iWatch Baltimore County online tip form. We welcome tips 24/7.
- File a Police Report Online
You can report lost property, abandoned vehicles, hit and runs, destruction of property and some thefts online -- saving yourself a trip to the precinct.
- Career Opportunities
The police academy is a 27-week academic, physical and practical training program, which introduces recruits to a career in law enforcement.
- Child Abuse Facts and Prevention
Find valuable information about child abuse.
Baltimore County Police Department
Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson, Maryland 21286
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Revised June 26, 2015