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The Baltimore County Police Department’s 143rd Recruit Class graduation will take place tonight, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Notre Dame Preparatory School, 815 Hampton Lane, Towson 21286.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief James Johnson will present the awards. The Chief and Mr. William J. McMahon, Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, will present the diplomas to the recruits.

The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the County Circuit Court, will administer the oath of office and Departmental Chaplain Rabbi Norman Lowenthal will preside over the benediction and adjournment.

The recruits trained for 27 weeks and will spend the next two years in the field as they apply the skills learned in the classroom.

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments.

Precinct 1/Wilkens

Officer Rachel M. Christopher
Officer Deneen L. Flores
Officer Keith L. Parham

Precinct 2/Woodlawn

Officer Derek A. Kolb
Officer Cinthia I. Ruiz

Precinct 3/Franklin

Officer Brian D. Beckford
Officer Kyle D. Cavey
Officer Nicole M. Grover
Officer Xiyu Lin
Officer Derek S. Love
Officer Nicholas A. McElfish
Officer Michael G. McQuaid
Officer Kendall L. Rich
Officer Mikela A. Vann

Precinct 4/Pikesville

Officer Amanda C. Childs
Officer Jarrell K. Eaton
Officer Bishop A. Elder
Officer James M. Fitch
Officer Jeremiah A. Israel
Officer Andrew L. Muska

Precinct 6/Towson

Officer Brenton G. Bieker
Officer Mongo D. Demby
Officer Samantha L. Dixon
Officer Nicholas J. Dunlop
Officer Justin S. Linz
Officer Samantha R. Morgan
Officer Nicole M. Scatton

Precinct 11/Essex

Officer Brendan A. Huesman
Officer Trae R. Lindsay
Officer Shelby A. Sims
Officer Trevon T. Winston

Precinct 12/Dundalk

Officer Anthony M. Abbene
Officer Dawn H. Bowers
Officer Anthony P. Brewer
Officer Brianna M. Garrison
Officer Jacqueline A. Mitchell
Officer Jose S. Pendleton
Officer Sheldon J. Reed
Officer Zachary D. Whitman

Cecil County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sandeep Klair
Deputy Michael W. O'Donnell
Deputy Max A. Vivino

Havre de Grace Police Department

Officer Jarid C. Coleman

The Baltimore County Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of the 35th Citizens' Academy Class. The graduation will take place tonight, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the England Dansicker Room located in the Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road in Towson.

Chief Jim Johnson will present certificates to the 30 graduates who completed the 15-week program. During that time, participants learned about the various units and the many aspects of law enforcement. Officers from specialized units such as K-9, Marine, Aviation and Tactical Operations spoke to the participants and described their duties.

The participants also learned about the precincts, narcotics identification and investigation. They sat in on lectures that covered media relations, community resources and criminal investigations.

The purpose of the Citizens’ Academy is to foster greater communication and relationships between the Department, the community and businesses. The hope is to establish a better understanding of law enforcement.

Update, May 3, 2016:

Booking photo of Charles Muchanic, charged with trespassing.The suspect in this case is Charles J. Muchanic, 43, of the 800 block of Cove Mountain Road, Gladstone, VA, 24553. He is charged with one count of trespass. Muchanic was released from the Baltimore County Detention Center on $7,500 bond.

Original release:

A man is in custody following a barricade in the 10900 block of Notchcliff Road in Parkville. The man was not armed and there were no injuries.

At 11 a.m., a security alarm was activated in the building that houses the armory at the Maryland National Guard property. Army personnel responded to the alarm, and after observing a male subject they called police. Because of the sensitive location, police dispatched the Negotiations Team and the Tactical Unit.

The man exited the armory without incident after speaking with police and was immediately taken into custody. The suspect will be sent for evaluation, and charges are pending.

At no point did the suspect have access to the weapons in the armory, which are stored in a secure vault.


Revised September 27, 2016