No unusual or problematic protest-related activity has occurred this week in Baltimore County.
"I want to assure citizens and local businesses that there is no need to curtail their daily business as a result of the ongoing unrest in Baltimore City," said Police Chief Jim Johnson. "We have experienced no unusual activity here, and there are no indications that anything unusual is planned."
Police continue to monitor social media and other sources for rumors about gatherings and other protest-related activity. The department is taking these messages seriously and has appropriate resources available for deployment, should the need for them occur. At this time, however, there are no credible threats to Baltimore County
"Our county is uneventful and safe. There is no need for businesses, schools and other institutions to disrupt normal operations," Chief Johnson said.
Continued Support for BPD
BCoPD continues to support the Baltimore City Police Department. This afternoon, BCoPD sent about 50 officers back to Baltimore to assist with protests. The same number of county officers was deployed Monday and Tuesday.
Since last weekend, BCoPD has provided backup Tactical, K-9 and Aviation support for BPD's daily calls for service. In addition, Baltimore County Police are handling duties normally handled by the Maryland State Police in Baltimore County.
The Baltimore County Fire Department also has provided support for fire suppression and medical service since last weekend, especially during the evening hours, when demand has been highest.