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(January 28, 2016  1:45 p.m.)

Over the past five days, this county has experienced a historic winter storm and aftermath. Throughout this event, our communities witnessed the dedication of our Baltimore County Police Department members. Many officers, professional staff, dispatchers, call takers and other essential personnel worked long shifts – some outside in adverse weather conditions – to ensure the safety of our citizens. I appreciate your efforts and extend my thanks to each of you.

- Chief Jim Johnson


Pictures from the blizzard of 2016

More pictures are available on our Facebook page.

On December 7 at 1 p.m., four Baltimore County police officers will be promoted. The ceremony will take place in the Vista Room located at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Chief James Johnson will join family and friends at the ceremony and will present the certificates. The Oath of Office will be administered by the Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Circuit Court. The invocation and benediction will be offered by BCoPD chaplain, Rabbi Norman Lowenthal.

The following is a list of the promotees and their new assignments:

  • Lieutenant Eliot M. Latchaw is promoted to Captain and is assigned to the Operations Bureau.
  • Sergeant Jay C. Landsman Sr. is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 4/Pikesville.
  • Corporal Gregory P. Sheets is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 12/Dundalk.
  • Officer Justin D. Tester is promoted to Corporal is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex.

This event has been canceled due to weather concerns. Another Community Outreach event will be scheduled for March 2016.

Community Outreach officers from the Wilkens Precinct invite children in elementary and middle school to ride with them on Saturday, October 3. Children and parents should arrive at Catonsville Elementary School, 2301 Edmondson Avenue between 8:30 and 9 a.m. There is no registration and the event is free.

The fun begins at 9 a.m. when riders will bike along Edmondson Avenue towards the Trolley Trail. Bikers will continue on the trail to the end at Frederick Road before turning around and returning to Catonsville Middle School.

During the ride, there will be a short break at the intersection of the Trolley Trail and Oella Road. There will be a second break at the end of the trail at Frederick Road.

McGruff the Crime Dog will be on hand to greet everyone before the ride begins. And don't forget your helmet!


Revised April 6, 2016