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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.


Olszewski encourages “the wearing of the blue” tomorrow, January 10

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced today that the lights on the dome of the Historic Courthouse will be turned blue tonight and tomorrow evening in support of Baltimore County Public Schools and its “Team BCPS Day” community outreach initiative.

In addition, the County Executive invites County residents and employees to wear blue tomorrow, Thursday, January 10 in support of Team BCPS Day, to show that they are a part of Team BCPS. 

"We are pleased to support Team BCPS Day as a way to celebrate the school system’s achievements and encourage engagement in our schools and throughout the community," said Olszewski. 

How to Share Your Team BCPS Blue Pride

Team BCPS members, students, parents, business partners and alumni can get involved by posting photos of themselves wearing BCPS’ signature blue or by sharing written or recorded messages about what Team BCPS means to them on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #BCPSblue. They can also send photos and messages to communications@bcps.org.

“We are delighted that County Executive Olszewski is lighting the Historic Courthouse with BCPS blue pride and we look forward to seeing Team BCPS members wearing their blue tomorrow all across the County," said BCPS Superintendent Verletta White.

To find out more about how to be an active member of Team BCPS, please visit www.bcps.org.


Calls for regional partnership rather than finger-pointing

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski released the following statement in response to public conversations regarding recent public safety incidents at White Marsh Mall:

“Every person deserves to feel safe in their community. Chief Sheridan and I are actively discussing additional measures to engage residents and address concerns about crime. To that end, I will be talking with mall leadership and will ask them to develop a clear and specific policy on unsupervised youth. As we work to keep our communities safe, we will not point fingers but instead work in collaboration with our partners in the Baltimore region to address public safety concerns.”


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017