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Precinct 1 – Wilkens


Captain Eliot Latchaw

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Timothy Kobus

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News from the Captain

I am thankful for the support we receive from the citizens of the Wilkens Precinct. The bond between law enforcement and the citizens they serve plays an integral part in the success of our mission. It is my  hope that you continue to find comfort in knowing the men and women of Precinct 1 are here to serve you.

Citizens are invited to attend the Wilkens Police Community Relations Organization (WPCRO) meetings. They are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Arbutus Library located at 855 Sulphur Spring Road in Arbutus, 21227. Join the precinct commanders at these meetings and discuss what's happening in your community.

Remember to follow a few crime prevention tips to stay safe and call 911 in an emergency. Tips for non-emergency situations can also be submitted online via the department's iWatch Baltimore County tip form.


Are you going out of town? Don't leave your home looking unoccupied. Complete a Vacant House Form and email it to the precinct's Community Outreach Team. Officers will then check on your location for any unusual activity while you are away. If something suspicious does happen at your home, law enforcement will be able to quickly reach you or a local emergency contact from the information provided on the form.

Blotter and Crime Trends

Precinct 1 - Wilkens

Read news updates from Precinct 1 - Wilkens.
  1. 2019 Officer of the Month Awards

    The following officers have been awarded Officer of the Month by their Commanding Officer: 

    January: Officer Farrelly #5042 for remaining acutely aware of crime trends, outstanding stolen vehicles, and wanted suspects in the area he patrols, which  allowed him to spot a wanted person driving in his area, make lawful traffic stop and arrest the suspect on an open felony warrant. Very well done!

    February: Officer Wickless #4521 who maintains a daily traffic enforcement record well above her squad's average. She is a tenured officer who remains dedicated to her law enforcement duties, is a disciplined investigator, and an asset to her command with her infectious positive attitude and proactive enforcement strategy. Her most significant case this month involved linking together a number of 4th degree burglaries through a diligent investigation that included identifying the suspect vehicle involved. Her persistence led her to locate the vehicle and arrest two suspects. Her skill as an investigator led her to obtain confessions to their crimes.

    Thu, 23 May 2019 16:00:00 GMT
  2. May 21: Attempted Robbery, 3600 Block of Washington Boulevard 21227

    At 5:20 p.m., the victim was approached by three unknown suspects who attempted to steal the victim's necklace. The attempt led to an altercation, however, the victim kept his property.
    Tue, 21 May 2019 21:20:00 GMT
  3. May 21: Robbery, 2800 Block of Hammonds Ferry Road 21227

    At 1:45 a.m., the unknown suspect, armed with a handgun, entered US GAS, then demanded cash and Newport cigarettes. The victim complied, and the suspect shattered the glass as he was leaving.
    Tue, 21 May 2019 05:45:00 GMT

View the Local Blotter for the Wilkens Precinct for the latest news on crime in your area.

About the Precinct Commander

Captain Eliot Latchaw has been a member of the Baltimore County Police Department for 23 years. He began his career as a cadet and has worked his way up through the ranks, becoming the commander of Precinct 1 Wilkens at the end of September 2017.

As a cadet, Captain Latchaw worked in the Narcotics Unit. He has worked as an officer, corporal, sergeant and lieutenant assigned to patrol in the Dundalk, Cockeysville, Parkville and Essex precincts. He has also worked as a detective in precinct-level investigations and narcotics. As a sergeant, he worked in the Violent Crimes Unit in the Criminal Investigations Bureau and on the Criminal Apprehension Support Team. He worked as a sergeant on the SWAT team for four years before being promoted to lieutenant where he was in charge of the countywide Criminal Investigations Bureau's Burglary Unit. Upon promotion to captain in December of 2015, Captain Latchaw was assigned to the Special Operations Section where he oversaw the Aviation, K-9, Tactical, Marine and Hazardous Devices Teams.

Revised July 27, 2018         


Captain Eliot Latchaw
Captain Eliot Latchaw,
Commanding Officer
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901 Walker Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
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Main Phone: 410-887-0872
Fax: 410-887-1018

Captain Eliot Latchaw, Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Timothy Kobus, Assistant Commander

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Domestic Violence Coordinator

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School Resource Officers (SRO)

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