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  1. Another great example of how we work with our law enforcement partners around th...

    Another great example of how we work with our law enforcement partners around the region.


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    With an assist from Baltimore County Police, detectives were able to catch two bad, guys, red handed, stealing catalytic converters. We work to hard to have these bad guys stealing parts from our cars. The attached picture, courtesy of our Metal Theft Unit, shows where the catalytic converter used to be and the picture of the removed catalytic converter. Give our friends in Baltimore County a Like and then another Like for our patrol officers and Metal Theft Unit who busted these two bad guys! Northern District Catalytic Converter Theft Arrests Linthicum On October 29, 2014 at 1:10 p.m., two detectives from the Baltimore County Police Department were exiting Interstate 695 onto Hammonds Ferry Rd in Linthicum as they were on their way to conduct an interview in reference to an investigation that was unrelated to this incident. The detectives observed a maroon Dodge four door sedan, which was stopped in front of a Toyota Highlander on the Park and Ride lot, located at 824 Hammonds Ferry Rd. Their attention was drawn to the vehicle due to the recent thefts of catalytic converters from Toyota’s in the area. The detectives observed a subject, later identified as Elijah Russell Kelly, leaning against the passenger side of the Dodge and talking on the phone. As the detectives proceeded on Hammonds Ferry Rd and began to pass the vehicle, they observed another individual, later identified as Dennis Paul Moore Jr., on the ground under the Toyota. It appeared to the detectives that Moore was cutting something from underneath the vehicle. The detectives immediately turned around and noticed that Moore was in possession of a “sawzall” and holding the catalytic converter he had just cut from the Toyota SUV. They identified themselves, detained the suspects and called for assistance from Anne Arundel County Police Department. Officers arrived and charged the suspects with Theft and Malicious Destruction of Property. A catalytic converter is part of a vehicle exhaust system that contains precious metals. Both Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County are currently experiencing thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles, particularly in parking lots. Citizens are asked to be vigilant and call police when they observe suspicious activity. The keen observation and action of these detectives led to the successful arrest of the below listed suspects. Suspect 1: Dennis Paul Moore, 35– 3700 block Saint Victor Street, Baltimore, MD. He was charged with theft $1,000 to $10,000, malicious destruction of property and theft less than $1,000.00, theft less than $100.00 rogue and vagabond. Suspect 2: Elijah Russell Kelly, 34 – 100 block New Jersey Ave., Glen Burnie, MD. He was charged with theft $1,000 to $10,000, malicious destruction of property and rogue and vagabond.
    2014-10-30T21:43:44+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/879299645413501
  2. #BCoPD detectives are investigating deception burglaries committed against some...

    #BCoPD detectives are investigating deception burglaries committed against some of the most vulnerable members of our communities: the elderly.

    Tips to prevent deception burglaries are available on our news blog: http://ow.ly/DAyHT ^JH


    Police Warning Residents to Beware of Deception Burglaries
    www.baltimorecountymd.gov
    Since early April, more than 20 elderly county residents have fallen victim to deception burglaries.
    2014-10-30T21:32:50+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/879296205413845
  3. Today #BCoFD personnel were busy with rescue training at the Fire-Rescue Academy...

    Today #BCoFD personnel were busy with rescue training at the Fire-Rescue Academy in Sparrows Point. Being ready for emergencies requires constant training!


    2014-10-30T21:21:35+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/879292578747541
  4. Baltimore County Police continue to investigate Wednesday night shooting in Nort...

    Baltimore County Police continue to investigate Wednesday night shooting in North Point Village that left one man deceased: http://ow.ly/DzfVq


    Wednesday Night Shooting in North Point Village Leaves Man Deceased
    www.baltimorecountymd.gov
    This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.
    2014-10-30T15:19:32+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/879140758762723

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It is a warm September morning in Dundalk and the Baltimore County Police Department’s two newest K-9 recruits have just started their training.

In August, the Baltimore County Police K-9 Unit selected two German Shepherds out of a group of dogs from a vendor in Pennsylvania. Both dogs were born in Europe and are each one-year-old. Any dog selected by the Department has to meet strict standards that will indicate the dog will be successful in further training and future use in law enforcement. The selection process can take anywhere from one to three days.

K-9 recruit Dex will be training with Corporal Griffin and K-9 recruit Rex will be training with Officer Huesman. During the next 16 weeks they will go through a rigorous training and evaluation process. If they make it to the end of the training, they will graduate as patrol dogs. Most K-9 dogs begin their careers, which average from seven to eight years, as patrol dogs. With further training, the K-9 dogs can be certified for specialized duties such as drug and bomb detection.

Once they graduate from basic K-9 training, the K-9 dogs must complete at least two training and evaluation sessions each month for the rest of their law enforcement career.

Lieutenant Peach describes the care provided to the K-9 dogs as “top shelf care”. Dogs get regular veterinary examinations and are constantly monitored by their handlers. They also get the best dog food available. Peach further described the attention given to the unit’s K-9 dogs as the attention that a “pro athlete” might get.

During their law enforcement careers, the K-9 dogs live with their handler and the handler’s family and many dogs will stay with the family after they retire from law enforcement service. There is a strong bond that develops between the K-9 dog, its handler, and the handler’s family. “The K-9 dog becomes a part of that family. When a K-9 dog dies, it is like losing a member of the family” Peach said. “The family grieves and receives support from other families of K-9 officers.”

If they pass their training, Rex and Dex will officially graduate in early January and join the other members of the Baltimore County Police Department in protecting the citizens of Baltimore County.

Baltimore County's New K-9 Recruits (Rex is on the left and Dex is on the right)

More pictures of Dex and Rex are available on our Facebook page.

The deadline to submit an application for an officer or cadet position with the Baltimore County Police Department is next Friday, May 2. Applications will be accepted online only. 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.

The last information session for the cadet position will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at Baltimore County Police Headquarters ( 700 E Joppa Rd 21286 ). Space is limited for this information session, so you must register online at www.joinbaltimorecountypd.com.

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

Today the Baltimore County Police Department celebrates its 140th anniversary. We are sharing the text of Police Chief Jim Johnson's message to the Department.

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To All Department Members:

Today marks the 140th anniversary of the Baltimore County Police Department, and, like all such milestones, this one is an opportunity to reflect on where we have been and what the future holds.

The world in which our department was conceived is a distant, foreign place.

On April 11, 1874 - the day the Maryland legislature established the Baltimore County Police Department -- Ulysses S. Grant was president. Reconstruction was still in progress. Children toiled in factories; Jesse James held up trains.

Alexander Graham Bell was still working on the telephone, and the horse was the prevailing mode of transportation. In fact, the law creating BCoPD stipulated that mounted officers had to provide their own horses, equipment and forage. Mounted police would be paid $3 a day; foot patrol officers, $2.

The societal changes, the technological advancements in the nearly 1 ½ centuries since then - and particularly in the last 30 years - boggle the mind. Today, ours is an increasingly diverse population that recognizes the right of all people to safety and equality under the law. Information spreads in the amount of time it takes to punch a few buttons. Most of us live in suburbs, not on the farm. Physically, at least, life is much easier for most people than it was in 1874.

But the evolution to a modern, 21st century society has brought its hardships, hardships it is our job as members of this department to face.

 Intractable economic difficulties have created an environment in which a destructive minority sees crime as a viable way of life. Gun violence remains a plague and a subject about which Americans continue to debate and disagree. Drugs continue to destroy lives. Schools, while still among the safest places children can be, feel more vulnerable than they once were. The rapid development of information technology creates new opportunities to seduce and exploit.

The evidence shows that this Department has risen to the challenge of the times. Serious crime in virtually every category has fallen. When problems arise - as they inevitably do - we draw on our experience, commitment and resources to deal with them. Our population continues to grow, a testament to the fact that people believe they can find security and prosperity here. We enjoy the good will of the people we serve.

The world, and this agency, will be different still when, come 2024, we celebrate our 150th anniversary. But in all the ways that count, this Department will be same as it is now and as it was the day it was born: Sworn to protect our people, loyal to the idea of a just, secure society.

Thank you for your contributions to our department's history -- past, present and future.

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