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Date: Jan 7, 2015

The Baltimore County Police Department has announced that the hiring process for both police cadet and police officer is now open. Applications will be accepted online only through February 27. Interested individuals can go to to apply.

  • Candidates for police cadet must be between 17 ½ and 20 ½ years old.
  • Candidates for police officer have to be 21 years old by graduation from the academy.

Information sessions are being offered for individuals interested in a career with the Baltimore County Police Department.

  • Wednesday, February 4 at 6 p.m.: CCBC Dundalk 7200 Sollers Point Road 21222. 
  • Wednesday, February 11 at 6 p.m.: Randallstown Community Center 3505 Resource Drive 21133.  
  • Saturday, February 21 at 11 a.m.: Public Safety Building 700 East Joppa Road 21286. 

Anyone interested in learning more about either position is encouraged to register to attend an information session. Space is limited in the information sessions, so you must register online at

The deadline for applications is February 27.

Anyone with questions can call the Baltimore County Police Recruitment Unit at 410-887-5542.

The Baltimore County Fire Department is on the scene of an oil spill at a home in Rosedale.

At 10:43 a.m., the Baltimore County Fire Department was called to a home in the 1400 Block of Spring Avenue 21237 for a report of a fuel spill. When they arrived on the scene, they found that a fuel tank in the basement had burst, spilling oil in the basement. Some of the oil was pumped into the front yard through the sump pump.

There are no reports of injuries.

The Maryland Department of Environment is en route to the scene.

Baltimore County Police Robbery detectives are searching for the suspects in two Middle River robberies.

On December 1, 2014 at 7:45 p.m., the suspect entered the Hair Cuttery store in the 1300 block of Martin Boulevard 21220, implied a weapon, and demanded money. He fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

On December 8, 2014 at 6:19 p.m., the suspect entered the Tobacco Quest store in the 200 block of Ballard Avenue 21220, displayed a knife, and demanded money. He fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

These incidents are being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit. Investigators believe the incidents are related, but at this time they are unable to confirm that the suspects in both cases are the same person.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:

Revised June 27, 2017