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Keyword: crime prevention

The Baltimore County Police Department is now accepting applications for its Community Crime Prevention and Youth Activity Grants Program for fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).

  • 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 Mr. 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 11, 2015.

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

The topic in the opening segment is Precinct 9 White Marsh. Captain Chris Kelly, commander of Precinct 9 White Marsh, discusses the daily operations and activities in the White Marsh area of Baltimore County.

The second segment focuses on home safety during the warm weather months. Sergeant Charles Fleet of the Woodlawn Precinct’s Community Outreach Team offers crime prevention tips to help prevent your family from becoming a victim of crime during the vacation and summer season.

The program airs five days a week on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 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: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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

April 19 through April 25 is National Victims’ Rights Week. Through various events, the Baltimore County Police Department, volunteers and community members will bring attention to crimes such as domestic violence, college campus safety, bullying, and crime prevention techniques, as well as elder abuse and relationship abuse.

The following is a list of the precincts and the events scheduled for Victims’ Rights Week.

Precinct 1/Wilkens

Event: Displays will be set up on domestic violence and brochures will be available to take away.

Location: Baltimore County Public Library in Arbutus, 855 Sulphur Spring Road, 21227

Date/Time: April 20 to April 24

Contact: Sgt. Harpster, 410-887-1584

Precinct 2/Woodlawn

Event: Displays will be set up on crime prevention and brochures will be available to take away.

Location: Food Court at Security Square Mall, 6901 Security Boulevard, 21207

Date/Time: April 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact: Sgt. Askew, 410-887-4714

Precinct 3/Franklin

Event: Community members are invited to join officers to plant flowers in remembrance of crime victims.

Location: Precinct 3, 606 Nicodemus Road, 21136

Date/Time: April 20, 10 a.m.

Contact: Sgt. Ledley, 410-887-6985

Precinct 4/Pikesville

Event: Displays will be set up on domestic violence and brochures will be available to take away.

Location: Stevenson University, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, 21153

Date/Time: April 20 to 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact: Sgt. Ramirez, 410-887-6775

Precinct 6/Towson

Event: Displays will be set up on domestic violence and brochures will be available to take away.

Location: Baltimore County Public Library in Towson, 320 York Road, 21204

Date/Time: April 19 to 25

Contact: Sgt. Fink, 410-887-5933

Precinct 7/Cockeysville

Event: Community members are invited to join officers to plant flowers in remembrance of crime victims.

Location: Precinct 7, 111 Wight Avenue, 21030

Date/Time: April 19, 10 a.m.

Contact: Lt. McGraw, 410-887-1863

Precinct 8/Parkville

Event: Displays will be set up on crime prevention and victim safety. Brochures will be available to take away. McGruff will also be attending this event.

Location: YMCA, 8910 Waltham Woods Road, 21234

Date/Time: April 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact: Sgt. Dupree, 410-887-5439

Precinct 9/White Marsh

Event:  We will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food donations to be given to the Garden Village Community Center. Food collected will be distributed to local families.

Location: Precinct 9, 8220 Perry Hall Boulevard, 21236

Date/Time: Donations will be accepted at the precinct from April 19 to 25

Contact: Sgt. Mickle, 410-887-5035

Precinct 11/Essex

Event: We will be collecting donations for the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, a local shelter for victims of domestic violence. The shelter is in need of toiletries, adult and child clothing – including undergarments, non perishable food/snack items, and diapers.

Location: Collection boxes will be distributed to various locations in the precinct.

Date/Time: April 19 to 25

Contact: Sgt. Maddox, 410-887-0232

Precinct 12/North Point

Event: Displays will be set up on domestic violence and brochures will be available to take away.

Location: Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Road, 21222

Date/Time: April 19 to 25

Contact: Sgt. Stelmak, 410-887-7336

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