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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.

On August 2, 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 neighborhoods will not be bullied. 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

Group: Halethorpe Civic League
Contact: Otis Collins 410-247-6792
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Meet and greet
Location: Halethorpe Community Center, 1900 Northeast Avenue
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Group: Medwick Garth Community Association
Contact: Mary Lynn Clark 410-371-4709
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Neighborhood Walk
Location: Medwick Garth Community Center, Medwick Garth and Overbrook Road
Time: 6 p.m.

Group: Oella Community Association
Contact: Jay Patel 410-461-3118
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Westchester Community Center, 2414 Westchester Avenue
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Group: Newburg Heights COP
Contact: Lance Byrd 410-507-6047
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Pizza party
Location: 1200 Biddle Place
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Group: Wynnewood Community Association
Contact: Joe Long 410-591-2852
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Wynnewood Pool Pavilion, 5807 Oakland Road
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Group: Concerned Citizens of Catonsville
Contact: Charlotte Wood 443-463-4014
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: The Banneker Center, 27 Main Avenue
Time: 7 p.m.

Precinct 2 - Woodlawn

Group: Chadwick
Contact: Sam Alger 410-926-9350, 410-747-1178
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community cookout
Location: Christ the King Church, 1930 Brookdale Road
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group: Edmondson Heights Civic Association
Contact: Nancy Stevens 410-788-3105
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: “Dessert in the Park,” beverages provided
Location: Edmondson Heights Park, Granville and Harwall roads
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Group: Hilltop
Contact: Sylvia Rosenbrough 443-956-5759
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community picnic
Location: Corner of Brookmont and Lukewood roads
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Group: Deerfield Community Association
Contact: Malinda Taylor 410-265-5926, 410-371-5287
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community picnic
Location: Windsor Boulevard and Spring Mill Circle (dead end)
Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Group: Parkview Trails
Contact: Cynthia Sorrell 410-944-8868
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Gathering to hand out pamphlets
Location: Corner of Cantwell Road – Parkview Trails
Time: 7 p.m.

Group: Kings Park
Contact: Malik Freeman 301-404-7823
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Roving, foot and stationary patrols Kings Park – Marriottsville Road
Location: Hernwood Elementary School
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Group: Liberty Road Business Association (LRBA)
Contact: Kelly Carter 410-655-7766
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community Picnic
Location: Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, 5115 Old Court Road
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
(Oakwood Village, Stevenswood, Woodlands of Deer Park, Fieldstone and Mayfield all plan to join with LRBA)

Group: East Catonsville Manor
Contact: Karen Wolle 443-379-3974
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Vendors, movie
Location: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 929 Ingleside Avenue
Time: 6 – 11 p.m.

Group: Twelve Trees
Contact: Donna Clayton, 443-841-6069
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community picnic – block party
Location: Winands Road between Cayuga and Ojibway
Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Precinct 3 - Franklin

Group: New Towne Community Association
Contact: Ellen McNeill 410-458-5509
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Officers meet with community. Topics covered are home security, personal security, security surveys, domestic violence and child seat installation. The Police Mobile Command Post will be on display; members of the Baltimore County Fire Department will attend; there will be a DJ, children’s activities, white tiger demo, and pizza. McGruff the Crime Dog will attend.
Location: Central Park, corner of New Town Boulevard and Fitch Hill Road
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Group: Chartley Homeowners Association, Country Club Estates Community Association
Contact: David Powers 410-833-3734
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Officers meet with community. Topics covered are home security, personal security, security surveys, domestic violence, and child seat installation. The Police Mobile Command Post will be on display; members of the Baltimore County Fire Department will attend; there will be BGE demonstrations, a DJ, children’s activities, and pizza. McGruff the Crime Dog will attend.
Location: Chartley Shopping Center, 525 Main Street Reisterstown
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Group: Water Mill Apartments
Contact: Steven Murphy 410-356-4590
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Officers meet with community. Topics covered are home security, personal security, security surveys, domestic violence. The Police Mobile Command Post will be on display; members from Comcast, BGE and the Baltimore County Fire Department will attend; there will be a DJ, children’s activities, hotdogs and hamburgers. McGruff the Crime Dog will attend.
Location: 14 Enchanted Hills Road
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Precinct 4 - Pikesville

Group: Valleybrook Improvement Association
Contact: Louise Steinberg 410-655-9977
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: BBQ Cookout
Location: Winands Elementary School, 8301 Scotts Level Road
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Group: Queen Anne Village Homeowners Association
Contact: Max Wolfthal (410-363-1974)
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: BBQ Cookout
Location: 124 Wimbleton Lane at the pool
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Group: Williamsburg COP
Contact: Ms. Rubin (410-484-4465)
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Parade
Location: Parade starting at 628 Kahn Drive
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Group: Villa Nova Homeowners Association
Contact: India Artis 410-486-5717
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Parade, hand out crime prevention flyers
Location: Prince Georges and Buckingham roads
Time: 6:45 p.m.

Group: Forest Gardens COP
Contact: Freddie Wilson 410-597-9019
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community walk, meet and greet
Location: Forest Hill Road and Forest Garden Avenue
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Group: Willow Glen South Community Association
Contact: Mary Trueheart 410-653-9313
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community members handing out flyers
Location: Milford Mill and Prince Georges roads at the church
Time: 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Group: Cedar Gardens Homeowners Association
Contact: Pat Wheatley 410-922-9231
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community meet and greet
Location: Between 8127 and 8129 Salt Lake Drive
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Group: The Residences at Pomona
Contact: Shelia Edwards 410-486-6394
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community party
Location: 1 Pomona North at the pool area
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Group: Creekside at Quarry Lake Homeowners Association
Contact: Melissa Blank 410-602-3676
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Ice cream social, community gathering
Location: Dead end of Granite Ridge Court
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Precinct 6 - Towson

Group: Precinct 6 COP groups - Towson Area Citizens On Patrol
Contact: Ms. Pat France 410-828-5564
Activity: COP Providence Volunteer Fire Units and Police Motorcade throughout Towson Precinct neighborhoods.
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Location: Towson Place Shopping Center, 1238 Putty Hill Avenue (in front of Babies "R" Us)
Time: 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Precinct 7 - Cockeysville

Group: Gebhart Properties – Briarcliff Apartments
Contact: Ms. Lauren Robinson
Officer Assigned: Officer Kahl
Activity: Community gathering, Street fair
Location: Cranbrook Shopping Center
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Precinct 8 - Parkville

Group: Cromwood Coventry Community Association Citizens on Patrol
Contact: Sharon Opdyke 443-465-2879 or scoobido1@verizon.net or
Pete Mazza 443-934-6256 or pmm8282@verizon.net
Officer Assigned: Officer Goorevitz
Activity: Block Party including food and raffles, etc.
Location: Rushley and Littlewood roads
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Group: Harford Park Community Association
Contact: Denise Naylor 443-831-3556
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Cookout
Location: Harford Park Community Association building, 2522 Linwood Avenue
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Group: Wolsingham Night Out
Contact: Rolfe Feser 410-733-5059
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Cookout, pizza, chips, soda, karaoke concert
Location: Common area on Wolsingham near Durness Court and the bridge
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Group: St. John's Lutheran church partnered with Hiss United Methodist Church Night Out
Contact: Pastor Lesley M. Radius, 410-665-1234
Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8808 Harford road
Activity: Games, refreshments and Smores
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Group: Weis Market Community Night Out
Contact: Gunner Erickson, 410-529-3048
Location: Weis Market at Joppa-Belair
Activity: Food and activities
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Precinct 9 - White Marsh

Group: Garden Village Association, COP
Contact: Wannetta Thompson 410-866-9269
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Unit
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Garden Village Community Center, 6011 St. Regis Road
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Group: Linover Improvement Association
Contact: Catlin Klimm 410-790-4592
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Unit
Activity: Cookout, block party, possible caravan
Location: Linover Park entrance at Terrace Drive
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Group: White Marsh-Cowenton Association
Contact: Heather Patti
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Unit
Activity: “Hero” theme, Police Fire EMS
Location: 11565 Philadelphia Road – Forge Road
Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

Group: Hazelwood Park Community Association
Contact: Bill Spiegel 410-866-2036
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community cookout, games
Location: 5615 Daybreak Terrace
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Group: Elmwood Belmar Community Association
Contact: Bill Thomas 410-299-3116
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Picnic, meet and greet
Location: Elmwood Elementary School
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Group: Fontana Village
Contact: Roberta Mosby 410-682-6607
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Faith Based Ceremony, music
Location: Leasing office on Fontana Lane
Time: 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Precinct 11 - Essex

Group: Henderson-Webb Properties
Contact: Dave Hopp, 410-440-7121
Officers Assigned: Officer Saltzer and Officer Price
Activity: Community picnic
Location: Hartland Road – Middleborough Road
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Group: Aero Acres Community Association
Contact: Dennis Gilpin 410-960-0572
Officer Assigned: Officer Bakhsh
Activity: Community picnic
Location: Boys and Girls Club, 1400 Fuselage Avenue
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Precinct 12 - Dundalk

Group: St. Helena Community and Neighborhood Association
Contact: Shirley Gregory 410-633-6077
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: McGruff the Crime Dog will attend; there will be food, pony rides, face painting, music, games
Location: St. Helena Community Center, 6509 Colgate Avenue
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Group: Turners Station Conservation
Contact: Gloria Nelson 410-302-2903
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Cookout, police K-9 and Aviation unit
Location: Sollers Point Community Center, 323 Sollers Point Road
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Group: Eastfield-Stanbrook Civic Association
Contact: Karen Cruz 410-285-7399
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Cookout (burgers and wings), Station 6 Fire Engine and Medics, DJ
Location: Corner of Moorgate Road and Denbury Drive – Tot Lot
Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Group: Old Inverness Civic League
Contact: Jim Gindlesburger 410-285-5676
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Cookout
Location: Old Inverness Civic League Park, 204 Bayside Drive
Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Group: North Point Village Civic Association
Contact: Dave Patro 410-477-4095
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Ice Cream Social and crafts
Location: Battle Grove Park, 7715 Battle Grove Road
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Group: Key Landing Apartments
Contact: Melisa Clark 410-477-8320
Officers Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Pizza and crafts
Location: Leasing Office on Paulette Road
Time: 5 – 9 p.m.

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 September 27, 2016