Police Department Overview
As Chief of the Baltimore County Police Department, I welcome you to our website. This site includes a wealth of news and information:
- Our award-winning iWatch Public Safety News Blog, with daily articles about significant crime, arrests, missing persons and accomplishments.
- News from each of our 10 precincts, including a crime blotter.
- Crime trends, verified by our Criminal Information and Analysis Division and posted weekly.
A variety of frequently sought services are available online, including:
- Online crime reporting for certain types of crimes.
- Obtaining crime and accident reports.
- Reporting tips about suspicious activity (iWatch tip program)
I am proud of the work Baltimore County Police Department (BCoPD) does driving down crime, and of the relationship of trust we enjoy with our citizens. We know that this good relationship owes a great deal to transparency and customer service, and we hope that our website provides both.
Join Us On Social Media
For breaking news, follow us on social media:
- Facebook/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire, for public safety news, including breaking news
- Twitter, @BACOPoliceFire, for daily public safety news, including breaking news updates
- Twitter, @BACOemergency, for information about snowstorms and community emergencies
For our citizens who choose not to join Twitter or Facebook, we have embedded a feed containing our social media updates on the top of this page.
Popular Information and Services
- Claiming Property and Auction of Unclaimed Property
Find how to claim property held by BCoPD. Property abandoned, stolen or lawfully seized by police and unclaimed after 30 days is auctioned.
- Compliments and Complaints
Our mission is customer service. We want to hear your thoughts about the work we do.
- File a Police Report Online
You can report lost property, abandoned vehicles, hit and runs, destruction of property and some thefts online -- saving yourself a trip to the precinct.
- Career Opportunities
The police academy is a 27-week academic, physical and practical training program, which introduces recruits to a career in law enforcement.
- Child Abuse Facts and Prevention
Find valuable information about child abuse.
- Body-Worn Camera Program
This resource is designed to provide information about the program and educate citizens about how body-worn cameras will be used.
Baltimore County Police Department
Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson, Maryland 21286
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Revised April 6, 2016