Police Department Overview
The Baltimore County Police Department enforces the laws and ordinances of the state and county, safeguards life and property, prevents and detects crime, preserves the peace, and protects the rights of all citizens.
Baltimore County's Homicide Rate Hits Historic Low
Over the past four years, Baltimore County has recorded fewer total homicides than during any four-year period since the Carter Administration, as well as a homicide rate that is historically low.
- Career Opportunities
The police academy is a 27 week academic, physical, and practical training program, which introduces recruits to a career in law enforcement.
- Wanted Pages / Unsolved Homicides / Cold Cases / Missing Persons
The Baltimore County Police Department needs your help in the above areas.
- Child Abuse Facts and Prevention
Learn some valuable facts about child abuse.
- Maryland Sex Offender Registry
Learn more about this valuable resource.
- Volunteer and Internship Programs
Learn how to join the police department in a volunteer or intern capacity.
- File a Police Report Online
Online reporting is designed to make filing a police report easier and more convenient for you. In most cases, you may report lost property, abandoned vehicles, hit and runs, destruction of property and theft online.
- Report Suspicious Activity
Use our Web tip form to submit a tip or report suspicious activity to police. Information can be sent from your cell phone, hand-held device, or computer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
- Homeland Security Division
The Baltimore County Police Department urges every household and business to assist in the prevention of terrorism and have an emergency preparedness plan in place should a disaster strike.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Get a variety of questions answered regarding police matters.
Revised January 16, 2014