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

The topic in the opening segment is pedestrian and traffic safety. Captain Mike Cortes, commander of the Operations Support Section, talks about the department’s traffic safety program. As schools re-open, he provides important pedestrian and traffic safety tips and the laws that drivers need to obey when a school bus is stopped with its lights flashing.

The second segment profiles Precinct 1 Wilkens. Our guest is Captain Donna Benton, commander of Precinct 1 Wilkens. It includes discussions on the daily operations in the Wilkens area of Baltimore County.

The video can be viewed online. If you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule, you can find it on the County’s web site. Select “Police Report” on the videos page at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/videogallery.

Police Report also airs five days a week on Comcast Channel 25 and Verizon FIOS Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

  • Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 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: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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

The topic in the opening segment is the Department’s Internal Affairs Section. Captain Lamont Martin, commander of the Internal Affairs Section, answers some of the most frequently asked questions related to police and citizen contacts, and the rights of citizens to make complaints against and/or compliment police officers.

The second segment profiles Traffic Resource Management. Sergeant Brandon Branham provides important pedestrian and traffic safety tips for the holiday 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.

The Baltimore County Police Department reminds all drivers to stop when the lights on school buses are flashing.

Maryland law states that vehicles must come to a complete stop on both sides of the street if there is no physical divider or barrier. Drivers who pass the bus before all lights have ceased flashing may face the following consequences:

  • Drivers who pass a school bus while the lights are flashing will receive a citation that carries a maximum payable fine of $570 and a three-point penalty.
  • Drivers who stop but then proceed while the lights are flashing will receive a citation that carries a maximum payable fine of $570 and a two-point penalty.
  • Drivers who contribute to an accident when they fail to stop for a school bus while the lights are flashing may face additional penalties.

Children are not always aware of their surroundings and assume that drivers will stop for them. Youngsters also dart into the road without looking first for traffic. Allow room for the frequent stops that happen during the morning pick up and the afternoon drop off.

 
 

Revised June 28, 2016