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About the Baltimore County Police Department

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The Baltimore County Police Department (BCoPD) is the nation's 21st largest police department. With more than 1,900 sworn officers, BCoPD serves a demographically and geographically diverse area; Baltimore County comprises 612 square miles, including urban, suburban and rural areas. Our most recent statistical profile provides detailed information about the Department.

Baltimore County surrounds the City of Baltimore, a separate geopolitical jurisdiction.


BCoPD's mission is enforcement of the laws and ordinances of Maryland and Baltimore County; the protection of life and property; the prevention and detection of crime; preservation of the peace; and protection of the rights of all citizens.

Our motto is "Integrity...Fairness...Service."  We show integrity by being honest and maintaining the highest standards of ethical and moral character. We show fairness by treating everyone with respect and dignity in an unbiased manner and by protecting constitutional rights through impartial enforcement of the law. We provide service by offering dedicated, compassionate assistance by promoting leadership, cooperation and creativity, and aspiring to improve the quality of life in partnership with the community.

Additional Information

Revised June 16, 2019         


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