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  1. Silver Alert-Wilson Woodrow Wallace b/m, 85, 5-3, 115lbs. Driving silver Dodge v...

    Silver Alert-Wilson Woodrow Wallace b/m, 85, 5-3, 115lbs. Driving silver Dodge van MD Reg. 32177M0. Wearing blue suit, white shirt & tie.^RM
    2014-04-21T02:58:23+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/777911035552363
  2. BCoFD crews were dispatched at about 5 p.m. to an end-of-group townhouse fire at...

    BCoFD crews were dispatched at about 5 p.m. to an end-of-group townhouse fire at 610 Dunloy Court in the Mays Chapel area. First-arriving crews immediately called for a second alarm.

    The fire at 610 Dunloy spread to the adjacent home, 608 Dunloy. Both of these units suffered heavy fire damage, and four adults and one child were displaced. One adult was temporarily displaced from 606 Dunloy, which suffered much less severe damage.

    One firefighter was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

    BCoFD determined that the fire began as the result of a backyard grill fire that spread to the townhome.
    2014-04-21T01:08:36+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/777876735555793
  3. Baltimore County police are advising local residents and others about temporary...

    Baltimore County police are advising local residents and others about temporary road closures set for Saturday, April 26, because of the Maryland Hunt Cup Steeplechase.

    The Worthington Valley area will be affected.

    Information posted online:
    http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/iWatch/roadclosuresforrace
    2014-04-18T16:10:33+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/776612212348912
  4. This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. BCoPD and BCoFD tha...

    This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. BCoPD and BCoFD thank our dedicated 911 call takers and dispatchers that help us keep Baltimore County safe. ^JW
    2014-04-18T16:06:40+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/776611115682355

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Office of Media and Communications

The Office of Media and Communications provides information about Police, Fire and Emergency Management activity.

Elise Armacost, earmacost@baltimorecountymd.gov, is the Director of the Office of Media and Communications, Public Safety. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office telephone number is 410-887-2210.

Media Requests Outside Normal Business Hours

On holidays and after normal business hours, call Police Liaison (410-307-2020) or Fire Dispatch (410-307-2052) to confirm basic breaking news details. Dispatchers provide basic information and advise if a public information officer has been called to the scene. During significant incidents, Fire and Police dispatch officers must handle multiple tasks and will be extremely busy; they will respond to media as they are able.

On-call Fire and Police PIOs will provide updates about significant breaking news such as shootings, multi-patient crashes and multi-alarm fires through one or more of the following:

For inquiries about non-breaking news and minor incidents, contact the Office of Media and Communications during regular business hours.

Weekly On-call PIO Schedule

The schedule and contact information for the on-call Public Safety Information Officers (PIO) are provided to media agencies each Monday via email. Please post or share with your editing and reporting staff.

Monday, April 14, through Sunday, April 20: 

If you do not have contact numbers for the on-call PIOs, or if you have trouble reaching the on-call PIOs, contact Police Liaison at 410-307-2020, or Fire Dispatch at 410-307-2052.

The on-call schedule is subject to change due to illness or other personal issues.

Resources for Citizens

News About Public Safety

  • Police and Fire news is available online in this section. 
  • You may sign up to receive news about local crime and other Police Department activity via e-mail. 
  • Baltimore County NOW, the County's "news you can use" blog, regularly features articles by public safety experts on a variety of public safety topics.
  • Segments from two public safety cable television programs, the Fire Department's "Answering the Call" and the Police Department's "Police Report" are available online.

Social Media

The Baltimore County Fire Department and the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management provide information about breaking news events, safety tips and other departmental activity.

Revised April 14, 2014

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