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Original release (February 25, 2016  8:30 a.m.):

February is Black History Month. The Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments take this opportunity to recognize African Americans who have been pioneers in these agencies.

Fire Specialist Isaac "Ike" Burke -- the Baltimore County Fire Department's third African American member -- impacted the careers of hundreds of BCoFD members.This collage, with testimonials from many who knew FS Burke, hangs at BCoFD headquarters.

Hired in 1979, FS Burke began his career at the Middle River Fire Station. His influence really began in 1982, when he was assigned to Applicant Investigations, supervising BCoFD's recruitment and hiring. By the time FS Burke retired in 2005, 85 percent of the department's sworn members had been hired under his watch.

FS Burke was a cheerful, optimistic person, well-liked by his colleagues. He handled new hires and prospective employees with tact, firmness and honesty.

FS Burke died, too young, in 2006 after a battle with cancer. His impact on the department is so great that an award has been established in his honor. The Isaac Burke Memorial Award is given to a recruit from each graduating class who exemplfies BCoFD's motto, PRIDE (Professionalism, Resourcefulness, Integrity, Dedication and Education).

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

The opening segment focuses on the department’s recruitment efforts. Officers Shelley Knox and John Mitchell, of the Recruitment Unit, talk about career opportunities to become a Baltimore County police officer or cadet.

The topic of the second segment is the Homefront Program. Mr. Jonathan Dansicker and Ms. Paula Wolff, of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Ms. Sherrill Ruley-Carr, of the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services, discuss Baltimore County’s commitment to our veterans through the innovative Homefront Program.

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.

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

The opening segment focuses on the department’s recruitment efforts. Officers Shelly Knox and John Mitchell, of the Recruitment Unit, talk about career opportunities to become a Baltimore County police officer or cadet.

The topic of the second segment is human trafficking. Alicia McDowell, of the Araminta Freedom Initiative, discusses its impact on Baltimore County and our nation.

The program airs seven 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 also available online, to watch on your own computer, on your own schedule.

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016