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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. October 8: Second Degree Burglary, 1900 Block of Taylor Avenue 21234

    At 2:55 a.m., an unknown suspect entered the Dunkin Donuts through a rear facing window. Once inside, the suspect tried to access the safe but failed. The suspect left the scene through the same window.
    Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:55:00 GMT
  2. September 26: Second Degree Burglary, 1100 Block of Cromwell Bridge Road, 21286

    Around 2 a.m., suspect broke the front glass door to Cromwell Valley Motors and took keys. Suspect used those keys to take a vehicle.
    Thu, 26 Sep 2019 05:40:00 GMT
  3. September 23 to 24: Second Degree Burglary, 800 Block of Providence Road, 21286

    Sometime overnight, unknown suspect(s) broke the glass front door to the Sunoco station and took cash and cigarettes.
    Tue, 24 Sep 2019 01:30:00 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 June 12, 2019         


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Contact Precinct 6

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

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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