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  1. Fire units have cleared Northwest Hospital. JLU

    Fire units have cleared Northwest Hospital. JLU
    2015-04-24T22:42:38+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/972154982794633
  2. Small outside fire at Northwest Hospital. Fire extinuished, no extension to the...

    Small outside fire at Northwest Hospital. Fire extinuished, no extension to the inside. Precautionary evacuation issued. JLU
    2015-04-24T22:17:51+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/972147569462041
  3. Traffic Advisory - Some roads in Worthington Valley area closed Saturday afterno...

    Traffic Advisory - Some roads in Worthington Valley area closed Saturday afternoon for Maryland Hunt Cup: http://ow.ly/M57PD ^NL


    Road Closures for Maryland Hunt Cup
    www.baltimorecountymd.gov
    Temporary road closures are set for Saturday, April 25, because of the Maryland Hunt Cup Steeplechase.
    2015-04-24T19:35:51+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/972085096134955
  4. Congrats to this year's Baltimore County Police Foundation Award winners! They i...

    Congrats to this year's Baltimore County Police Foundation Award winners! They include a Pikesville officer who risked his life stopping a violent suspect, a Cockeysville officer who thwarted a school shooting and the Special Victims Unit for its work clearing old sexual assault cases.
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    2015 Annual Award Recipients
    www.thebcpf.com
    The Criminal Investigations Divison's Special Victims Team was honored for its work investigating and clearing "cold" sexual assault cases.
    2015-04-24T16:30:38+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/972014819475316

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Booking photo of Gregory Gibson, charged with child pornography.A 63-year-old Cockeysville man who is a youth group leader at a local church has been charged with possession and distribution of hundreds of thousands of pornographic images of extremely young children.

Gregory W. Gibson, of the 10300 block of Malcolm Circle, 21030, is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $750,000 bail. He was arrested Thursday at his home.

Detectives in BCoPD's Crimes Against Children Unit say this is one of the most serious child pornography cases they have ever seen. Police so far have discovered about 250,000 pornographic images of extremely young, prepubescent children -- mostly girls -- on Gibson's computers and hard drives. These are disturbing images depicting child sexual abuse and explicit sex acts and erotica involving children.

Youth Group Leader

Gibson leads a youth group at the Chinese Christian Church of Baltimore, 1800 Cromwell Bridge Rd., Parkville, for children ranging in age from 9 through college age. Also, Gibson's wife has been operating an unlicensed daycare operation from the home; police have notified authorities of the illegal daycare operation.

There is no indication at this time that Gibson has abused children or used children he knows to produce pornographic material; however, the investigation remains ongoing.

The investigation began in February, when detectives identified online child pornography they traced through computer forensics to Gibson. Search and seizure warrants were executed at Gibson's home and place of employment on April 16; detectives seized computers and hard drives belonging to Gibson containing a massive amount of child pornography.

During interviews with detectives, Gibson said he struggles with his need to view child pornography and admitted to downloading and sharing child pornography.

The Baltimore County Police Department received the CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation November 2, 2014 for the ninth time. Accreditation means a police department meets a national body of standards developed by law enforcement professionals.

The BCoPD was first accredited in 1984; the Department voluntarily requests reassessment every three years.

International Gold Standard for Safety Agencies

The accreditation process is rigorous and is a year-long effort by the BCoPD’s Accreditation Team. The team is responsible for the hard work involved in documenting the Department’s compliance with CALEA’s standards in Policy and Procedures, Administration, Operations and Support Services.

CALEA was developed to enhance the status of law enforcement as a profession. CALEA seeks to improve public safety services by maintaining a body of standards developed by public safety practitioners and covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.

Additional information about CALEA is available at www.calea.org.

With the holiday season in full swing, Baltimore County's volunteer fire stations continue to offer an assortment of activities including train gardens, Christmas tree sales and appearances by Santa.

Check for activities at your local company

Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department
5200 Southwestern Boulevard, Maryland 21227
410-887-1471

  • Cookies and Milk with Santa – December 6, 5 p.m.
  • Santa Detail – December 11 to 23
  • Old Fashioned Christmas Garden – In progress through January 3, 2015

Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company 
5414 Arcadia Avenue, Maryland 21155
410-887-1576

  • Breakfast with Santa – December 6, 8 to 11 a.m. Donation at the door covers admission. Santa arrives at 8:30 a.m.
  • Christmas tree sale in progress
  • Santa Detail, check website for more information

Boring Volunteer Fire Company
14711 Old Hanover Road, Maryland 21020
410-429-5200

  • Santa comes to Boring, call for dates.

Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department
900 Bowleys Quarters Road, Maryland 21220
410-887-5771

  • Santa’s ride begins December 5, see website for details.
  • Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Craft Show – December 7,  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • New Year's Eve Party – December 31, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Butler Volunteer Fire Department 
15109 Falls Road, Maryland 21023
410-887-7913                            

  • Santa's ride begins December 13, 2 p.m.
  • Breakfast with Santa – December 14, 8 a.m. to noon

Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company 
12020 Greenspring Avenue, Maryland 21117
410-887-7781

  • Christmas Tree sale in progress

Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company
11210 York Road, Maryland 21030 
410-527-1634

  • Winter Wonderland – December 6, 8 to 11 a.m., full breakfast and beverages, pictures with Santa, crafts and face painting

English Consul Volunteer Fire Department 
2827 Michigan Avenue, Maryland 21227
410-636-4433

  • Breakfast with Santa – December 20, call for details.
  • Santa Detail begins on Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m.

Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department 
4812 Butler Road, Maryland 21071
410-833-1262

  • Holiday Train Garden in progress through January 11, call for more information.
  • Holiday tree sale in progress through December 24.

Hereford Volunteer Fire Company 
510 Monkton Road, Maryland 21111
410-887-1934

  • Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Bazaar – December 14, 8 a.m. to noon

Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company
3500 Sweet Air Road, Maryland 21131
410-887-7780

  • Christmas tree sale in progress

Long Green Volunteer Fire Company 
4506 Long Green Road, Maryland 21057
410-887-5772

  • Santa Breakfast – December 13, 8 to 11 a.m.

Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Company
21631 York Road, Maryland 21105
410-887-1932

  • Santa Run – December 20 to 21

Middle River Volunteer Fire Company
1100 Wilson Point Road, Maryland 21220
410-887-0326

  • Santa Claus Detail – December 21 to 24

Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Company
10401 Owings Mills Boulevard, Maryland 21117
410-363-1933

  • Santa is coming beginning December 16, check website for details.
  • Christmas tree sale in progress.

Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company
40 East Sudbrook Lane, Maryland 21208
410-887-1258

  • Hanukkah House Detail – December 21, 7 to 8 p.m.

Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Company
P.O. Box 34034, Maryland 21221
410-887-0328

  • Auxiliary Christmas Craft Fair – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Santa will be coming to town December 19 and December 20, check website for details.

Rosedale Volunteer Fire Department 
8037 Philadelphia Road, Maryland 21237
410-887-0519

  • Christmas tree sale in progress
  • Santa’s Ride starts December 12, 6 p.m.

White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company
5419 Ebenezer Road, Maryland 21162
410-887-5770

  • Christmas tree sale in progress

Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company
214 Wise Avenue, Maryland 21222
410-887-7262

  • Train Garden through January 4




                                                                                                                                               
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