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Precinct 6 – Towson


Captain Jan Brown

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Brandon Rogers

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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.

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Precinct 6 - Towson

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  1. September 2017 Commander's Award

    The September 2017 Commander's Award is issued to the members of the Towson Power Squad: Corporal D. Holt, Officer D. Bonhoff, Officer S. Bockstie, Officer R. Hoerr, Officer S. Johnson, and Officer R. Wagner.

    The Towson Power Squad is tasked with handling the Central Towson area and all the ensuing issues. The members of this squad are self-motivated to not only respond to and handle the calls for service, but also develop a rapport with the business representatives and citizenry. The officers on this squad must strike a balance between enforcement of the applicable laws while presenting a community service by their mere presence and presenting a positive image of the police department.

    During the month of September the squad successfully handled numerous incidents that ranged from drug arrests, first degree assault, theft, grand theft auto and various quality of life violations. They did so effectively, while maintaining a professional demeanor and positive image of police for the communities they serve. Your dedication and service to our community does not go unnoticed. Congratulations to all of you!

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:18:00 GMT
  2. September 2017 Officer of the Month

    The Officer of the Month for September 2017 is Officer R. Rayner, for a second time this summer!

    Officer Rayner had a busy September, clearing 11 misdemeanor cases, making 10 arrests, and clearing 1 felony case with an arrest. In addition, he also conducted an exemplary amount of traffic violation enforcement, resulting in the issuance of 198 pieces of traffic enforcement, and clearing 15 serious traffic cases, making 1 arrest. He also issued 8 criminal citations and 2 civil citations.

    The most notable case he worked on this month was a home invasion robbery. A thorough and complicated investigation ultimately led to the arrest of two suspects, and the confiscation of a handgun and a rifle. Officer Rayner did a great job of making our community safer by getting these guns off the street and putting these bad guys where they belong, behind bars. Congratulations on a job well done, Officer Rayner!

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:07:00 GMT
  3. Honorable Mention for August Officer of the Month Nominees

    While these two officers were not the chosen recipient for Officer of the Month Award for August 2017, their nominations are worthy of an honorable mention due to the contributions to the safety of our community and the result of their law enforcement work in the interruption of persistent crimes.

    Officer S. Troyer #5698 was nominated for the Officer of the Month Award for her diligence, which ultimately led to the clearance of a number of overnight home burglaries. A series of these burglaries occurred during August, and detectives had run out of leads to follow, that is until Officer Troyer was dispatched to a burglary in progress. During her investigation she vigilantly canvassed the area until she located a subject behaving suspiciously enough for her to stop and investigate. She documented the field interview she had with the subject, and it was later determined that he was, in fact, the suspect responsible for the string of burglaries that had been occurring. He has since been charged accordingly.

    Also nominated was Officer R. Daffron #5370 for his seizure of a large amount of illegal narcotics and multiple arrests in a narcotics violation that he investigated. His thorough investigation led to the confiscation of over 3 million dollars worth of illegal marijuana, $100,000 worth of cocaine, and over $20,000 in cash and assets, removing these dangerous drugs and criminals from our community. Very impressive!

    These two officers exemplify the hard work and dedication it takes for a police officer to make a significant difference in crime reduction, increased safety, and better quality of life for the people in the community we serve, and their contributions are worth mentioning. Well done, officers!

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:45:00 GMT

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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 October 19, 2017         


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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 Brandon Rogers, Assistant Commander

Business Patrol Initiative (BPI)

Citizens On Patrol (COP)

Community Outreach Team

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

Vice/Narcotics Complaints

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