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The next edition of “Police Report,” the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through August.

The opening segment focuses on boating safely and legally in Baltimore County waters. Sergeant Robert Bouder, of the department’s Marine Team, discusses what you should do if stopped by a police marine officer, as well as boating education, safety equipment, possible dangers on the water, and other valuable information for operating a vessel on the waterways.

The topic of the second segment is crime prevention and safety during the warm weather months. Sergeant Robert Harpster, of the Wilkens Precinct Community Outreach Team, provides tips that should be used to prevent your family from becoming a victim of crime during the vacation and summer season.

The program airs every day on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

The 2nd Annual Sergeant Marvin T. Haw IV Boating Safety Day (PDF) is set for Saturday, June 3 at Wilson Point Park, 950 Beech Drive, Middle River 21220. The event is sponsored by the Baltimore County Police Marine Unit, the Essex Precinct, the Natural Resources Police, the United States Coast Guard and other agencies.

Families, boaters and non-boaters are invited to the event that begins at 11 a.m. and finishes at 5 p.m.

While this year’s “Sober Boater, Safe Boater” theme focuses on the dangers of mixing alcohol and operating a boat, we encourage everyone to think about safety in all aspects of boating. That includes wearing flotation devices while on the water.

Visitors are encouraged to participate in water safety demonstrations, enjoy food from local food vendors and meet with local marine businesses. There will be prizes and an opportunity to participate in the MR SUP (Middle River Stand Up Paddle) Family Fun Paddle.

Join us. It’s time to go boating!

The week of May 17-23 has been designated National Safe Boating Week. In reality, boat safety should be a year round practice.

Baltimore County has 175 miles of waterfront. We in the county are fortunate to have various boating marinas, docks and parks that supply boat ramps so people can enjoy boating, fishing and other water sports.

If you are a boater or plan on buying a boat, why not plan to take the Maryland Safe Boater Class at Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department? This state-approved course is required by law for boat operators born after June 1, 1972. Even if you’ve been boating for years, this is a good refresher course, and you might learn something new.

Topics include aids to navigation, state regulations, navigation rules, and the use of emergency equipment. This information helps ensure a safe boating experience this year and in years to come.

Sessions will be held on June 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on June 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bowleys Quarters VFD is located at 900 Bowleys Quarters Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21220.

Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Call 410-800-8420 to register and for more information. The class is $35 per student.

Upon completion, you will receive a Maryland Certificate of Boating Safety card.

Make every day a safe boating day.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017