Skip Navigation

Precinct 11 – Essex

Commander

Captain Douglas E. Irwin
dirwin@baltimorecountymd.gov

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Joe Jamerson
jjamerson@baltimorecountymd.gov

Photo of Precinct 11 in Essex.

News from the Captain

As temperatures begin to drop, it's important to know how to keep you and your vehicle safe in the cold weather. Follow these seasonal crime prevention tips to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

  • Never leave your keys in your vehicle. If a thief steals your vehicle with the keys inside, they may have the keys to your home as well as another vehicle.
  • Never leave valuables or any packages visible in your vehicle.
  • Park in busy, well-lit areas.
  • Copy your license plate and vehicle information numbers on a card and keep them with you. If your vehicle is stolen, the police will need this information to take a report.
  • If you have a garage, use it. When parked in a garage, lock the garage as well as your vehicle and take your keys inside.
  • Traffic Article 21-1101(A) states that it is unlawful to leave an unattended vehicle without stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key and setting the brake. The fine is $70 and a one-point violation. Never leave your vehicle running to warm up unattended:
    • While parked inside of a garage—this could be dangerous due to the carbon monoxide that builds as the car idles in an enclosed space.
    • While parked outside—many vehicles are stolen on cold mornings.

As always, call 911 if you see anyone attempting to break into a vehicle. Do not intervene. Provide as much information about the suspect as possible to help the police. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Baltimore County Police Department Community Services Section at 410-887-5901.

Resources

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 pdpc11patrolfax@baltimorecountymd.gov. 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 11 - Essex

Read news updates from Precinct 11 - Essex.
  1. December 14: Robbery, 400 Block of Margaret Avenue 21221

    At 8:24 a.m., a victim was robbed of his shoes, belt and cash at gunpoint by three unknown suspects.
    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:24:00 GMThttps://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct11/december14robbery400blockofmargaretavenue21221
  2. December 13 to 14: Second Degree Burglary, Unit Block of Clipper Road 21221

    Sometime between 5 p.m. on December 13 and 6 a.m. on December 14, an unknown suspect used an unknown tool to pry open the lock to the shed and stole various tools.
    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:00:00 GMThttps://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct11/december13to14seconddegreeburglaryunitblockofclipperroad21221
  3. December 13: First Degree Burglary, Unit Block of Clipper Road 21221

    Sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 7:50 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) entered the victims's home by unknown means and ransacked two bedrooms.
    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:30:00 GMThttps://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/Precincts/Precinct11/december13firstdegreeburglaryunitblockofclipperroad21221

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

About the Precinct Commander

Captain Douglas Irwin is a 25-year veteran of the police force. He has worked in uniform patrol, undercover narcotics units and investigative units. He has experience as a firearms instructor, field training officer and hostage negotiator. Captain Irwin was previously the commander of the Wilkens Precinct, as well as the Internal Affairs Section and Property Crimes Section of the Criminal Investigations Bureau.

Captain Irwin routinely patrols the streets with his personnel and encourages them to aggressively seek out and arrest those responsible for crime. He asks community members to be intolerant of crime and those who commit it.

 
Revised October 19, 2017         

 

A portrait of Captain Doug Irwin.
Captain Douglas Irwin
Contact Precinct 11

216 North Marlyn Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21221
Map This Location

Main Phone: 410-887-0220
Fax: 410-887-0224

Captain Douglas Irwin, Commanding Officer
410-887-0239

Lieutenant Joe Jamerson, Assistant Commander
410-887-0239

Business Patrol Initiative (BPI)
410-887-0220

Citizens On Patrol (COP)
410-887-0232

Community Outreach Team
410-887-0232

Counseling Team
410-887-0241

Domestic Violence Coordinator
410-887-0232

Explorer Program
410-887-0232

Juvenile Offenders In Need of Supervision (JOINS)
410-887-6438

Police Community Relations Council (PCRC)
410-887-0232

School Resource Officers (SRO)
410-887-2482

Traffic Team
410-887-0220

Vice/Narcotics Complaints
410-887-1870

Did This Page Help?
Fields marked with * are required.
Page Rating*