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The Baltimore County Police Department is now accepting applications for its Community Crime Prevention and Youth Activity Grants Program for fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).

  • Community Crime Prevention grants are available for county Citizens On Patrol groups and other programs aimed at reducing crime.
  • Youth Activity grants are available for programs that provide ongoing, sustained efforts that focus on early intervention and long-term behavior modification of at-risk youth.

Only non-profit groups, community organizations and individuals that operate, or reside in Baltimore County are eligible to receive funding. An application packet that outlines program rules and requirements may be obtained by calling Mr. Sebastian Zito of the Police Department's Grants Management Team at 410-887-5637.

Completed applications must be received no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2015.

Baltimore County's volunteer firefighters will receive over $7.4 million in county aid during the next year to assist with the cost of preventative maintenance, fuel, utilities and peak deman operational expenses.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz presented a ceremonial check at the September 19 annual meeting of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association (BCVFA).

Photo of BCVFA ceremonial check presentation at annual meeting.











Baltimore County has a joint fire service that includes 25 career stations and 33 volunteer fire, rescue and EMS companies, as well as two volunteer-run canteen companies that supply food and drink to responders during strenuous incidents. The volunteer companies are independent corporations that raise most of the money needed for their operations through carnivals, bingo, fundraising drives and other activities.

In addition, each year Baltimore County provides millions of dollars in support to the volunteers.

Photo of new officers being sworn in at annual BCVFA meeting.

New BCVFA officers

The meeting also saw the election of new officers for 2015-2016. They are:

President: Glenn Resnick
Senior Vice President: Dennis Eyre
Vice President, Finance: Jamie Cahn
Vice President, Operations: Tom Ludwig
Vice President, Administration: Kathy Walker
Secretary: Robert Frank
Treasurer: William Kern
Financial Secretary: Donna Kern
Chaplain: Rev. Timothy Feaser

District Representatives

Eastern A: William Pearson
Northern A: Larry Gribble
Western A: Doug Brinkley
Western B: Scott Warner

Two District Representative offices are vacant.

The next meeting of the Baltimore County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is scheduled Tuesday, October 13, 8 a.m., in the Executive Conference Room, Mezzanine Level, Historic Courthouse, 400 Washington Avenue, Towson. The meeting is open to the public.

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council includes leaders of local law enforcement, health and corrections agencies as well as the court. It studies the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems; identifies problems; recommends improvements; and develops new strategies, policies and programs.

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