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Precinct 6 – Towson


Captain Jan Brown

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Deanna L. Chemelli

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News from the Captain

Help prevent vehicle theft and residential burglaries in your neighborhood by taking basic steps to make life difficult for criminals. Lock your doors and windows at night, and always make sure that your vehicle is locked and that all keys have been removed before you walk away.

Many homes are burglarized and vehicles are stolen because opportunistic thieves locate unlocked doors, obtain car keys or discover an unattended running vehicle. Please lock your car doors, use an anti-theft device and secure your home. Let’s make it difficult for opportunistic thieves.

Remember, if you see something suspicious in your community — say something. Report any suspicious persons, vehicles or conditions to police immediately.


Are you going out of town? Don't leave your home looking unoccupied. Complete a Vacant House Form and email it to the precinct at 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 6 - Towson

Read news updates from Precinct 6 - Towson.
  1. Residents of South Land Neighborhood Asked to Check Exterior Surveillance Cameras

    The South Land neighborhood of the Towson Precinct recently experienced a number of thefts from autos. Now detectives are asking residents to check any exterior surveillance video they may have for images that could help them break this case.

    The thefts occurred overnight, beginning Friday, March 15, primarily in the Carolina Road and Florida Avenue areas. These were crimes of opportunity - every targeted vehicle had been left unlocked overnight. These were opportunities that this criminal would not have had were the doors of these vehicles locked. It is important to remember that most theft from auto crimes are committed by a person just walking through a quiet neighborhood overnight checking door handles to see if they are unlocked. Criminals do not know boundaries, and will not hesitate to enter onto your property to check the door handles of vehicles parked in your driveway. Keep a criminal's temptation to break into your vehicle at bay by removing anything of value from your vehicle overnight.

    The good news is that one of our midnight shift officers detained a suspicious subject in close proximity to the crimes and our detectives are actively working this investigation in an attempt to ascertain if this suspicious person is the criminal we seek. To aid us in this endeavor, please check any exterior surveillance video you may have if you live in this area and report any suspicious persons or activity you find to the Towson Precinct Community Outreach Team at 410-887-5933.

    Towson Precinct personnel will also be increasing routine patrols throughout the South Land Neighborhood and the surrounding areas while we further the investigation into these thefts.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:17:00 GMT
  2. 2019 Officer of the Month

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

    January: Officer Sell #6060 for his actions on a few significant calls, including a robbery at Days Inn where he located and apprehended four suspects, and a foot chase he engaged in as a back-up officer on a traffic stop in which he also apprehended that suspect, then helped to locate a handgun that the suspect had discarded.

    February: Detective Bissett and Detective Ruby of the Towson Precinct Investigative Services Team for the outstanding investigative work that both of them conducted on a number of different cases this month, including an assault and attempted robbery of a GBMC employee that Detective Ruby worked on relentlessly until he was able to identify the suspect and obtain a confession to the crime, and an armed robbery trend that Detective Bissett and Detective Ruby worked with Baltimore Police investigators, the coordinated efforts of which finally resulted in two arrests and 6 robbery case clearances.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:00:00 GMT
  3. March 15: Robbery, Unit Block of Neptune Court 21234

    At 11:25 p.m., two unknown suspects, one armed, stole the personal property of a pizza delivery driver.

    Sat, 16 Mar 2019 03:25:00 GMT

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

About the Precinct Commander

Captain Jan Brown joined the Baltimore County Police Department in 1988 and was first assigned to the Woodlawn Precinct. As a patrol officer, he also worked in the Essex and White Marsh precincts. In 1998 he was promoted to the rank of corporal and assigned to the Towson Precinct in both patrol and the Community Flex Team. He was promoted to sergeant in 2001 and assigned to the White Marsh Precinct. In 2004 Captain Brown was assigned back to the Towson Precinct and for 6½ years oversaw the Investigative Services Team, the Community Drug and Violence Interdiction Team, the Community Action Team, the Community Outreach Team, the Traffic Team and the Business Patrol officers. Once promoted to the rank of captain in 2012, he was assigned to the North Point Precinct. In 2015 Captain Brown was assigned to the Community Resource Section and then to the Operation Bureau. In early 2017 Captain Brown took on additional duties as the Safe Schools Facilitator to oversee the School Resource Officer program. He was later assigned as the commander of the Towson Precinct in the fall of 2017.   

Captain Brown has a Bachelor’s Degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Baltimore and a Master’s Degree in Management from the Johns Hopkins University. He is a native of Baltimore County and is excited to take on the challenges that make Towson a special place to live and work.

Revised February 28, 2019         


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115 West Susquehanna Avenue 
Towson, Maryland 21204
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Main Phone: 410-887-2361
Fax: 410-887-2360

Captain Jan Brown, Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Deanna L. Chemelli, Assistant Commander

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Counseling Team

Domestic Violence Coordinator

Explorer Program

Juvenile Offenders In Need of Supervision (JOINS)

Police Community Relations Council (PC RC)

School Resource Officers (SRO)

Traffic Team

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