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The Baltimore County Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of the 35th Citizens' Academy Class. The graduation will take place tonight, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the England Dansicker Room located in the Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road in Towson.

Chief Jim Johnson will present certificates to the 30 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 participants also learned about the precincts, narcotics identification and investigation. They sat in on lectures that covered media relations, community resources and criminal investigations.

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

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics will take place tomorrow, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. This marks 30 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.

On May 31 at 10 a.m., nine Baltimore County police officers will be promoted. The ceremony will take place at Oregon Ridge, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 21030.

Chief James Johnson will speak at the ceremony and will present the certificates. The oath of office will be administered by the Honorable Lori McComas, Manager of Court Operations. The invocation and benediction will be offered by the Reverend Darron McKinney Sr., a police chaplain.

The following is the list of the promoted officers and their new assignments:

  • Sergeant Devin J. Rill is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex.
  • Corporal David J. Fuerlinger is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 6/Towson.
  • Corporal Kathryn D. Greenbeck is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 8/Parkville.
  • Corporal David S. Heath Jr is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 4/Pikesville.
  • Officer Ann-Marie Collins is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex.
  • Officer John T. Dawson is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 12/Dundalk.
  • Officer Jason R. Eaton is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 2/Woodlawn.
  • Officer Gregory T. Pawelczyk is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens.
  • Officer Jason M. Sutton is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 8/Parkville.
 
 

Revised April 6, 2016