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On August 1, community groups around Baltimore County will celebrate National Night Out. People will turn on their front porch lights and join together to say “no” to crime in their neighborhoods.

Each community group will participate in its own way. Activities include rallies, block parties, parades, cookouts, and visits from local law enforcement and emergency personnel. The goal is the same for all: To show criminals that our community connections are strong. Baltimore County residents want to keep their neighborhoods safe for their families, visitors and the businesses.

Since its inception in 1984, National Night Out has grown from 2.7 million Americans participating in 400 communities in 23 states to more than 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all 50 states, United States territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world.

The following is a list of some of the scheduled precinct events.

Precinct 1 - Wilkens

Name of Group:    Halethorpe Civic League and Halethorpe Improvement Association
Contact:    Otis Collins (410-247-6792) and Carol Mox (410-971-9455)
Activity:    Meet and greet
Location:    Halethorpe Community Center – 1900 Northeast Ave 21227
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Lansdowne Improvement Association
Contact:    Ernie Bailey (443-618-5402)  
Activity:    Community gathering
Location:    Hillcrest Park - 700 Third Ave 21227
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Oella Community Association
Contact:    Jay Patel (443-909-8957)  
Activity:    Community gathering
Location:    Westchester Community Center - 2414 Westchester Ave.
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Newburg Heights COP
Contact:    Lance Byrd (410-507-6047)
Activity:    Pizza party  
Location:    1200 Biddle Place 21228
Time:        6 to 7 p.m.

Name of Group:    Wynnwood Community Association
Contact:     Shawn Simmons (443-570-7600)
Activity:    Community gathering
Location:    5709 Oakland Rd 21227
Time:        5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Name of Group:     Violetville Community Association
Contact:    Natasza Bock-Singleton (410-710-7553)
Activity:    Community gathering
Location:    1095 Joh Ave
Time:        6 to 9 p.m.

Name of Group:    Paradise Community Association
Contact:    Stuart Merenbloom (410-869-4157)
Activity:    Community gathering
Location:    United Methodist Church - 6715 Frederick Rd 21228
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Concerned Citizens of Catonsville
Contact:    Mary Lynn Clark (410-371-4709)
Activity:    Community gathering
Location:    South Medwick Garth/Overbrook Rd
Time:        6:30 p.m.

Precinct 2 - Woodlawn

Name of Group:    Mardella Run  
Contact:    Rhonda Jones (410-655-8307)  
Activity:    Community picnic
Location:    Gondola View Court
Time:        5 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Stoneybrook
Contact:    DeVonne Parks (410-258-1968)  
Activity:    Movie with popcorn
Location:    Open space located between Meadow Heights and Lucerne Rd.  
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Gwynn Oak/Pohatten/Robin Hill/Gwynndale
Contact:    Aaron Barnett (443-255-6905)
Activity:    Community picnic
Location:    Powhatten Elementary School 21207
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Orchard Glen
Contact:    Christopher Brown (410-375-0675)  
Activity:    Block party, cookout
Location:    1 Milford Garden Ct. 21244
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Westview Park
Contact:    Mohammed Khadeer (mkhadeer@gmail.com)  
Activity:    Community picnic  
Location:    Edrico Park - Corner of Chesworth Rd. and Gilston Rd. 21228
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    West Edmondale
Contact:    Margaret Stokes
Activity:    Community conversations: “What’s happening in the Community?”  
Location:    Route 40 and Addington Road
Time:        6 to 7:30 p.m.

Name of Group:    Edmondson Heights Civic Association
Contact:    Nancy Stevens 410-788-3105
Activity:    "Dessert in the Park”- beverages provided
Location:    Edmondson Heights Park - Granville and Harwall Rds.
Time:        7 to 9 p.m.

Name of Group:    Hilltop
Contact:    Sylvia Rosenbrough (443-956-5759)
Activity:    Community picnic
Location:    Corner of Brookmont and Lukewood Rds.
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Parkview Trails
Contact:    Cynthia Sorrell (410-944-8868)
Activity:    Gathering to hand out pamphlets
Location:    Corner of Cantwell Rd and Parkview Trails   
Time:        7 p.m.

Name of Group:    Liberty Road Business Association with area organizations
Contact:    Kelly Carter 410-655-7766
Activity:    Community Picnic
Location:    Mt. Olive United Methodist Church - 5115 Old Court Rd.
Time:        6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Name of Group:    East Catonsville Manor
Contact:    Arnold Goering (410-788-5848)
Activity:    Community parade  
Location:    Meet at “Pat’s Pizza” at 6:30 p.m. - 1111 Ingleside Ave.   
Time:        6 to 11 p.m.

Name of Group:    Twelve Trees
Contact:    Donna Clayton (443-841-6069)
Activity:    Community picnic and block party
Location:    Winands Rd (between Cayuga and Ojibway)
Time:        6 to 8:30 p.m.

Precinct 3 - Franklin

Name of Group:    New Towne Community Association
Contact:    Ellen McNeill 410-458-5509  Reggie Crews (443-520-1677)  
Activity:    Officers meet with community. Topics covered are home security, personal security, security surveys, domestic violence, Mobile Command Post and child seat installation. Also featuring the Fire Department, DJ, children’s activities, White Tiger Demo, pizzas. McGruff will be attending.  
Location:    Central Park (corner of New Town Blvd and Fitch Hill Rd)
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Chartley HOA, Country Club Estates Community Association   
Contact:    David Powers 410-833-3734
Activity:    Officers meet with community. Topics covered are home security, personal security, security surveys, domestic violence, Mobile Command Post and child seat installation. Also featuring the Fire Department, BG&E demonstration, DJ, children’s activities, pizzas. McGruff will be attending.    
Location:    Chartley Shopping Center (525 Main Street Reisterstown)
Time:        6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Name of Group:    Water Mill Apartments   
Contact:    Carlita Lyons (410-356-4577)
Activity:    Officers meet with community. Topics covered are home security, personal security, security surveys, domestic violence and Mobile Command Post. Also featuring Comcast, BG&E, the Fire Department, DJ, children’s activities, hotdogs and hamburgers. McGruff will be attending.     
Location:    14 Enchanted Hills Road
Time:        5 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Park Place Citizens on Patrol
Contact:    Cindy Gies  (443-462-1334)
Activity:    Officers meet with community. Short update on C.O.P. program and presentation on personal safety and crime statistics.
Location:    South entrance to Park Place
Time:     6 to 8:30 p.m.

Precinct 4 - Pikesville

Name of Group:    Valleybrook Improvement Association
Contact:    Louise Steinberg (410-655-9977)  
Activity:    BBQ cookout, music, entertainment and fun.
Location:    Winands Elementary School – 8301 Scotts level Rd. 21208
Time:        6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Name of Group:    Queen Anne Village Homeowners Association
Contact:    Max Wolfthal (410-363-1974)
Activity:    BBQ cookout
Location:    124 Wimbleton Lane at the pool
Time:        5 to 7 p.m.

Name of Group:    Villa Nova Homeowners Association
Contact:    Deidra Peterson (301-793-6650)   
Activity:    Parade, hand out crime prevention flyers
Location:    Prince Georges Rd. and Buckingham Rd.
Time:        6:45 p.m.

Name of Group:    Forest Gardens
Contact:    Freddie Wilson (410-597-9019)
Activity:    Community walk, meet and greet
Location:    Forest Hill Rd and Forest Garden Ave  
Time:        6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Name of Group:    Cedar Gardens    
Contact:    Pat Wheatley (410-922-9231)
Activity:    Community meet and greet
Location:    Between 8127 and 8129 Salt Lake Drive    
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    The Residences at Pomona    
Contact:    Shelia Edwards (410-486-6394)  
Activity:    Community party
Location:    1 Pomona North at the pool area
Time:        5 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Creekside at Quarry Lake HOA    
Contact:    Melissa Blank (410-602-3676)
Activity:    Ice cream social and community gathering
Location:    End of Granite Ridge Court   
Time:        6 to 7 p.m.

Name of Group:     The Parke at Mt. Washington
Contact:    Justin Hoffman
Activity:    Community gathering
Location:    2307-2311 Blackberry Road
Time:        6 p.m.

Name of Group:    Willow Glen South Community Association
Contact:    Mary Trueheart (410-653-9313)
Activity:    Community gathering
Location:     Milford Mill Rd. and Prince George Rd. at Church
Time:        7 to 9 p.m.

Precinct 6 - Towson

Name of Group:    Precinct Six COP groups (TACOP)
Contact:    Ms. Pat France (410-828-5564)
Activity:    Community groups and Government agency displays including Marine Unit, Motor Unit and K9 units on scene
Location:    Patriot Plaza (between Chesapeake and Pennsylvania)
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Precinct 7 - Cockeysville

Name of Group:    St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Towson
Contact:    Ms. Jill Dumser- 410-821-5489
Activity:    Community gathering and street fair   
Location:    1108 Providence Road Towson MD - 21286
Time:        7 to 9 p.m.

Precinct 8 - Parkville

Name of Group:    Harford Park Citizens on Patrol
Contact:    Ms. Denise Naylor 443-831-3556
Activity:    Block party and cookout
Location:    Harford Park Community Association building - 2522 Linwood Ave
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.


Name of Group:    Perring Park Citizens On Patrol   
Contact:    Kristen Piscopo (443-823-1738)
Activity:    Block party with KONA Ice Truck
Location:    Harford Hills Road (behind Harford Hills Elementary School)
Time:        7 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    St. John's Lutheran Church of Parkville
Contact:    Mark Hofmann (443-653-5616)
Activity:    Food and drinks, games, prizes, music
Location:    8808 Harford Rd. 21234
Time:        7 to 9 p.m.

Precinct 9 - White Marsh

Name of Group:    Linover Improvement Association
Contact:    HB Bhandari 443-403-9984
Activity:    Cook out and block party
Location:    Terrace Drive and Linover Park entrance
Time:        6 to 9 p.m.

Name of Group:    Garden Village Association/COP
Contact:    Wannetta Thompson 410-866-9269
Activity:    Community gathering   
Location:    Garden Village Community Center - 6011 St. Regis Rd.  
Time:        6 to 9 p.m.

Name of Group:    Hazelwood Park Community Association    
Contact:    Bill Speigal (410-866-2036)  
Activity:    Community cookout, games    
Location:    5615 Daybreak Terrace     
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Elmwood Belmar Community Association    
Contact:    Bill Thomas (410-299-3116)  
Activity:    Picnic and meet and greet    
Location:    Elmwood Elementary School      
Time:        6 to 9 p.m.

Name of Group:    Fontana Village    
Contact:    Roberta Mosby (410-682-6607)
Activity:    Faith based ceremony and music    
Location:    Leasing office on Fontana Lane   
Time:        6 to 9:30 p.m.

Precinct 11 - Essex

Name of Group:    Henderson-Webb Properties
Contact:    Dave Hopp, 410-440-7121
Activity:    Community picnic
Location:    Hartland Road and Middleborough Road
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Aero Acres Community Association
Contact:    Dennis Gilpin, 410-960-0572
Activity:    Community picnic
Location:    Girls and Boys Club - 1400 Fuselage Ave  
Time:        5 to 8 p.m.

Precinct 12 - Dundalk

Name of Group:    St. Helena Community and Neighborhood Association
Contact:    Shirley Gregory (410)633-6077
Activity:    McGruff the crime dog, food, pony rides, face painting, music, games
Location:    St. Helena Community Center - 6509 Colgate Avenue
Time:        6 to 9 p.m.

Name of Group:    Turners Station Conservation
Contact:    Gloria Nelson 410-302-2903
Activity:    Cookout, police K-9 and Aviation Unit, pony rides
Location:    Sollers Point Community Center - 323 Sollers Point Rd.
Time:        5 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Berkshire
Contact:    Nora Heller 443-858-4671
Activity:    Food, games for kids
Location:    Berkshire Park - End of Fullbrook Rd.
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Civic League of Inverness
Contact:    Jim Gindlesburger 410-285-5676
Activity:    Potluck meal
Location:    Wise Ave Volunteer Fire Hall - 214 Wise Av. 21222
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    North Point Village Civic Association
Contact:    Dave Patro 410-477-4095
Activity:    Ice cream social and crafts
Location:    Battle Grove Park - 7715 Battle Grove Rd.
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Gray Manor/Northshire
Contact:    Angel Ball 443-676-6929
Activity:    Snacks and beverages
Location:    Gray Manor Park - 7607 Parkwood Rd. 21222
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Norwood Holabird
Contact:    Dave Rader 410-285-6617
Activity:    Snacks and beverages
Location:    Alley behind Herman’s Bakery - 7560 Holabird Av. 21222
Time:        7 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Eastwood Community
Contact:    Lynn Mitchell 443-525-6431
Activity:    Dinner and games with the community, hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, candy, and games for the kids.
Location:    Eastwood Playground - 428 Westham Way 21224
Time:        5 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Old Dundalk
Contact:    Becky Terjung 410-627-0249
Activity:    Cookout and block party
Location:    Friendship Circle
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

Name of Group:    Key Landing Apartments
Contact:    Staff 410-477-8320
Activity:    Cookout, pizza, DJ, vendors
Location:    Key Landing Leasing Center - Paulette Rd.
Time:        6 to 8 p.m.

The Baltimore County Police Department is now accepting applications for its Community Crime Prevention and Youth Activity Grants Program for fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018).

  • Community Crime Prevention grants are available for county Citizens On Patrol groups and other programs aimed at reducing crime.
  • Youth Activity grants are available for programs that provide ongoing, sustained efforts that focus on early intervention and long-term behavior modification of at-risk youth.

Only non-profit groups, community organizations and individuals that operate or reside in Baltimore County are eligible to receive funding. An application packet that outlines program rules and requirements may be obtained by calling Sebastian Zito of the Police Department's Grants Management Team at 410-887-5637.

Completed applications must be received no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016.

This week marks the tenth year for the Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) program.

The YLA program fosters and encourages teens, ages 14 to 18, to be future leaders in and out of the community. The 25 teens will develop and foster leadership skills while meeting and having fun with like-minded peers.

Each day the YLA members will meet at the Police Training Academy, located on the campus grounds of the Community College of Baltimore County - Dundalk, at 8 a.m. to gain insight into the police department and the people who serve. During those hours they will be busy learning the many aspects of police work and the mental strength needed to be an officer and leader.

They will visit various locations. The teens will build leadership and teamwork skills when they spend the day at The Park School, located at Falls and Old Court roads. At the Police Academy, they will be pushed to think, investigate and interview crime victims and suspects when they role play crime scenes. 

The week is exciting and educational. Young people who are thinking about working in the criminal justice field will find this time well spent.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017