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County Executive Will Host Three Public Safety Forums with Newly Confirmed Baltimore County Chief of Police Melissa Hyatt

The County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr. and Police Chief Melissa Hyatt will use this opportunity to provide brief remarks, but the goal is to listen to the residents and business owners in the County. County residents are invited to attend any of the forums that will be held in the County.

"These will be more listening sessions than us speaking," said Johnny Olszewski, Jr. "Chief Hyatt is excited to get out and meet the community and we want to hear from our communities about public safety concerns and collaborations." 

Attend a Public Safety Community Forum

All forums will begin promptly at 6:30 and end at 8 p.m.  

West County Policing Town Hall 
Wednesday, June 19
Randallstown Community Center
3505 Resource Drive
Randallstown, Maryland 21133

East County Policing Town Hall 
Monday, June 24
CCBC Dundalk, Community Theatre
7200 Sollers Point Road,
Dundalk, Maryland 21222

Central County Policing Town Hall 
Tuesday, June 25
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Fasig-Tipton Building
Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland 21093

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Digital speed signs are in response to concerns raised at town hall meeting

County Executive Johnny Olszewski and 5th District Councilman David Marks announced jointly that the County Department of Public Works will initiate a traffic calming pilot program that will position digital speed signs around the County to help mitigate high-speed drivers in residential neighborhoods as part of a comprehensive traffic calming strategy.

“Councilman Marks and I heard loud and clear at last week’s town hall meeting that our residents are very concerned about drivers speeding through their neighborhoods,” Olszewski said. “Councilman Marks has advocated for using digital speed monitoring systems to slow down drivers and I am pleased that we are moving ahead with a pilot program,” Olszewski said. 

“Traffic safety was a major concern raised at the fifth district town hall meeting,” Marks said. I commend County Executive Olszewski for working so quickly to create this pilot program on speed sign technology.”

The pilot program will deploy one digital speed monitoring system in each of the County’s seven councilmatic districts with the results to be reviewed by traffic experts in the Department of Public Works. The timeline and logistical details of the pilot program are currently in development. 

Currently the Police Department has five portable digital speed monitoring signs that are placed as needed at locations around the County. This new pilot program will enhance these efforts. 


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