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An Important Step Forward

County Executive Johnny Olszewski today issued the following statement following the announcement of Baltimore County Police Department's first comprehensive policy governing the public release of footage from body worn cameras:

“I pledged to make Baltimore County more transparent and accountable for every resident, and we continue to deliver on that promise. Chief Hyatt shares my commitment to openness and accountability, and today’s announcement of the Baltimore County Police Department’s first body-worn camera footage release policy is yet another important step forward.”

View the full Body Worn Camera Video Release Policy (PDF).


Uniform Changes Now Underway; First 50 New Vehicles to be Deployed This Month

The Baltimore County Police Department, in conjunction with County Executive Johnny Olszewski, announced the beginning of police uniform and vehicle conversions today. Officers will begin wearing the new uniform immediately. The public should expect to see both the present and new uniforms on police officers until the transition is complete. The replacement process of police vehicles will begin this month and continue in stages until May 2020.

Read more about the BCoPD uniform and vehicle changes on the iWatch Public Safety News Blog.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017