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Baltimore County Police and Fire News

Official News Blog of Baltimore County police, fire, homeland security and emergency management. Call 911 to report crimes in progress and emergencies.
Date: Mar 12, 2014

The Baltimore County Police Department would like to announce that the hiring process for both police cadet and police officer is now open.  Applications will be accepted online only through May 2.  Interested individuals can go to www.joinbaltimorecountypd.com or www.baltimorecountymd.gov to apply. 

Candidates for police cadet must be between 17 ½ and 20 ½ years old.

Candidates for police officer have to be 21 years old by graduation from the academy. 

Information sessions are being offered for police officer and cadet. There is one session geared specifically towards women.

The information sessions are as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 12:  Officer Session at Towson HQ
  • Wednesday, March 19: Officer Session at Liberty Family Resource Center 
  • Wednesday, April 2: Officer Session at CCBC Dundalk Campus
  • Wednesday, April 9: Women's Session at Towson Headquarters
  • Wednesday, April 16: Cadet Session at CCBC Dundalk Campus
  • Wednesday, April 23: Cadet Session at Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Wednesday, April 30: Cadet Session at Towson Headquarters

Anyone interested in learning more about either position is encouraged to register to attend an information session.  Space is limited in the information sessions, so you must register online at www.joinbaltimorecountypd.com

The deadline for applications is May 2.

Anyone with questions can call the Baltimore County Police Recruitment Unit at 410-887-5542.

Two of Central Maryland’s most serious weather disasters – tornadoes and flooding – commonly occur during the spring and summer months.

Local emergency preparedness officials encourage citizens and business owners to take time now to:

  • Review their home and business emergency plans – or to develop one, if they don’t have one.
  • Familiarize themselves with where to go and what to do when tornadoes threaten.
  • Educate licensed drivers to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” when confronted with standing water in roadways.

Flood Safety Awareness Week

Next week, March 16 to 22, is National Flood Safety Awareness Week.

Floods and flash floods take more lives than any other weather disaster. More than half of those fatalities occur when vehicles are swept away by flood waters.

The National Weather Service’s “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” campaign raises awareness about the hazards of attempting to drive through floodwaters. Visit www.floodsafety.noaa.gov for detailed information about this campaign and other flood safety issues.

Also, www.floodsmart.gov – the web site of the National Flood Insurance Program – is an extremely valuable resource about flood risks and flood insurance. The site contains the most recent information on flood maps and allows you to enter your zip code for information about your level of flood risk.

“Now is the time to determine your flood risk and whether you need flood insurance,” said Mark Hubbard, Baltimore County’s Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Tornado Season

Though tornadoes are usually associated with the Midwest, they are fairly common in Maryland as well. The conditions that spawn tornadoes can occur at any time of year, but especially in spring and summer.

Bookmark the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) excellent resource on tornadoes, www.ready.gov/tornadoes. This site includes where to go and what to do when a tornado is sighted.

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