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On Saturday, July 15, representatives from the Baltimore County Police Department will be on-hand at the Randallstown Community Recreation Center, 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, 21133, to answer questions about beginning a career in law enforcement, specifically, the Baltimore County Police Department.

From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., officers from patrol and detectives from a number of units will be there to guide you through the many careers available at the police department. There will be one-on-one opportunities to speak to representatives and detectives from Recruitment, Burglary, Community Outreach, K-9, Cyber and Financial Crimes, Forensics, Tactical/SWAT, Hostage Negotiation and other units and sections.

We are looking for dedicated people to join the ranks of Cadets (ages 18-21) and Explorers (ages 14-21) to eventually become Baltimore County Police Officers.

Speak to a recruiter, ask questions, and join us.

For more information, contact Recruitment at 410-887-5542 or reach us via e-mail at .

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics will take place tomorrow, June 8 at 10:15 a.m. This marks 31 years of Baltimore County Police participation in the event. BCoPD is dedicated to raising money for and awareness of the Maryland Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics torch will be carried by both officers and Special Olympics athletes.

More than 50 runners will line up for the three-mile run that starts at Harford Hills Elementary School and ends at the Public Safety Building in Towson. The runners and other participants will then enjoy a cookout.

Baltimore County Police have raised thousands of dollars over the years to support the Maryland Special Olympics.

The 33rd Citizens’ Academy graduation will take place tonight, June 10, 6:30 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road 21286.

Police Chief James Johnson will present certificates to the 26 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 citizen students learned about the precincts, narcotics identification and investigation. They sat in on lectures that covered media relations, criminal investigations, as well as residential and Homeland security. They went to the firing range, where they learned about the use of force and the department’s policy on the use of firearms.

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

Revised June 27, 2017