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The unmarked Baltimore City Police vehicle stolen on Friday in Catonsville has been recovered. Police recovered the vehicle in the 900 block of Fordwood Circle in Catonsville the same day at 6:00 p.m. after a citizen reported a suspicious vehicle in the area.

At 6:41 a.m. that morning, Baltimore County Police responded to the 300 block of Orley Road in Catonsville for a vehicle theft report.

The complainant advised that he was a Baltimore City Police Officer and that his assigned unmarked police vehicle had been stolen. He had parked the vehicle in front of the location on April 10 at 10:30 p.m.. On April 11 at 6:40 a.m. when he returned to where he had parked the vehicle, it was gone.

The stolen Baltimore City Police Vehicle is a Silver 2014 Chevrolet Impala.

The items listed below were in the vehicle when it was stolen. There were no firearms or explosive items in the vehicle.


• Police tazer
• Police radio
• Three bags containing miscellaneous police equipment
• Two magazines containing a total of 28 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition
• OC spray (Mace)
• Police soft vest
• Police riot helmet
• SWAT vest

These items were in the vehicle when it was recovered.

The Regional Auto Theft Task Force is conducting a follow-up investigation into this incident.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Today the Baltimore County Police Department celebrates its 140th anniversary. We are sharing the text of Police Chief Jim Johnson's message to the Department.

*****

To All Department Members:

Today marks the 140th anniversary of the Baltimore County Police Department, and, like all such milestones, this one is an opportunity to reflect on where we have been and what the future holds.

The world in which our department was conceived is a distant, foreign place.

On April 11, 1874 - the day the Maryland legislature established the Baltimore County Police Department -- Ulysses S. Grant was president. Reconstruction was still in progress. Children toiled in factories; Jesse James held up trains.

Alexander Graham Bell was still working on the telephone, and the horse was the prevailing mode of transportation. In fact, the law creating BCoPD stipulated that mounted officers had to provide their own horses, equipment and forage. Mounted police would be paid $3 a day; foot patrol officers, $2.

The societal changes, the technological advancements in the nearly 1 ½ centuries since then - and particularly in the last 30 years - boggle the mind. Today, ours is an increasingly diverse population that recognizes the right of all people to safety and equality under the law. Information spreads in the amount of time it takes to punch a few buttons. Most of us live in suburbs, not on the farm. Physically, at least, life is much easier for most people than it was in 1874.

But the evolution to a modern, 21st century society has brought its hardships, hardships it is our job as members of this department to face.

 Intractable economic difficulties have created an environment in which a destructive minority sees crime as a viable way of life. Gun violence remains a plague and a subject about which Americans continue to debate and disagree. Drugs continue to destroy lives. Schools, while still among the safest places children can be, feel more vulnerable than they once were. The rapid development of information technology creates new opportunities to seduce and exploit.

The evidence shows that this Department has risen to the challenge of the times. Serious crime in virtually every category has fallen. When problems arise - as they inevitably do - we draw on our experience, commitment and resources to deal with them. Our population continues to grow, a testament to the fact that people believe they can find security and prosperity here. We enjoy the good will of the people we serve.

The world, and this agency, will be different still when, come 2024, we celebrate our 150th anniversary. But in all the ways that count, this Department will be same as it is now and as it was the day it was born: Sworn to protect our people, loyal to the idea of a just, secure society.

Thank you for your contributions to our department's history -- past, present and future.

The Baltimore County Police Department celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week with a dinner for volunteers on April 10. The event will take place at the Baltimore Yacht Club, 800 Baltimore Yacht Club Road, Essex, 21221. The evening will begin with dinner and awards at 7 p.m.

This year’s theme, Making a World of Difference, is a perfect description of the many men and women who unselfishly give their time and talents to the Police Department. Last year our volunteers contributed over 23,000 hours of valuable time to the BCoPD.

Volunteers answer phones, handle clerical work and assist with statistical data, among other duties. Their participation allows officers to focus on patrol and investigation.

Expected to attend the dinner are more than 70 volunteers, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Chief James Johnson, members of the Executive Corps, and members of the Police Auxiliary Team.

National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 6-12.

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