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The Baltimore County Police Department will partner with Towson University this weekend to ensure a safe and successful Tigerfest.

Special enforcement patrols will be visible April 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. until 3 a.m. in the Donnybrook, Knollwood, Burkleigh Square, Towson Manor and apartment complexes on Kenilworth Drive. Towson University is providing additional grant funds for extra police. The Towson Precinct will have an additional 15 officers on duty over the weekend.

Traffic officers will be on duty to keep traffic flowing and the public safe.

Student and Resident Safety a Priority

Officers will patrol affected neighborhoods to address any disorderly and illegal behavior.

Baltimore County Police remind everyone to drink responsibly, make good choices regarding personal safety and respect neighbors who are not participating in the festivities.

On March 14 at 1 p.m., 11 Baltimore County police officers will be promoted. The ceremony will take place in the University Union - Potomac Lounge at Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, 21252.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief Jim Johnson will join family and friends of the promotional candidates 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 Police Chaplain, the Reverend Darron D. McKinney Sr.

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

  • Lieutenant Michael A. Cortes III is promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to the Support Operations Division.
  • Sergeant Alan C. Hamby is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens.
  • Sergeant William K. Vaselaros is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to Precinct 12/Dundalk.
  • Corporal Morgan G. Hassler is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 8/Parkville.
  • Corporal Timothy M. McCreer Jr. is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 9/White Marsh.
  • Corporal Timothy S. Rutherford is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 2/Woodlawn.
  • Corporal Leonard C. Schroeder is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens.
  • Officer Matthew J. Barnes is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau.
  • Officer Michael J. Czyzewski is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 4/Pikesville.
  • Officer Jeffrey A. Mickle is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 8/Parkville.
  • Officer Barbara P. Sullivan is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to the Operations Bureau.

County Executive Kamenetz and Chief Hohman cut the ceremonial ribbon.Today the Baltimore County Fire Department held an official dedication ceremony for the new Towson Fire Station #1, located at 204 Courtland Avenue.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Fire Chief John J. Hohman, along with community leaders and key project participants, were in attendance to commemorate this landmark achievement.

“It’s a great day for the people of Towson and all of Baltimore County as we officially dedicate this attractive, modern fire station,” said Kamenetz. “The best part is, this new station was built at no expense to taxpayers, as a result of the sale of the old station at York and Bosley.” 

This $7.6 million facility is 19,700 square feet and equipped with state-of-the-art technologies to improve energy usage and better serve the community. The entire cost of the new building was covered by the sale of the County property at York Road and Bosley Avenue that formerly housed Station 1.

The building has been awarded the prestigious LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for meeting strict environmental standards in construction and functionality.

Highlights of the “green” construction include low-flow plumbing fixtures to reduce potable water consumption by up to 56 percent, mechanical systems estimated to reduce energy costs by 21 percent, and vegetation trays on the roof to reduce the cooling load and heat island effect.

In addition to these design innovations, Baltimore County focused on environmentally conscious sourcing of building materials. Around 24 percent of the materials used were extracted or manufactured within 500 miles and all the wood products in the building are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

The opening of this new facility is the latest chapter in the Towson station’s long history, which dates back to the beginnings of the Baltimore County Fire Department. The first Station 1 (1879-1955) was located at the intersection of Joppa, Dulaney Valley, and York Roads and the second (1955-2015) was located at York Road and Bosley Avenue.


 
 

Revised April 6, 2016