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On Wednesday, February 19 at 7 p.m., Baltimore County Police will promote 14 officers in a ceremony that will take place at Oregon Ridge, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 21030.

Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr., Chief Melissa R. Hyatt and other dignitaries will be in attendance. Chief Hyatt will present the certificates to the newly promoted, while Mr. Joshua Morris of the Baltimore County Court will administer the oath of office. The invocation and benediction will be delivered by Cantor Nancy Ginsberg.

The following is a list of the newly promoted.

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant

  • Sergeant Derek B. Romanoff
  • Sergeant Brian M. Rupp

Promoted to the rank of Sergeant

  • Corporal Jamie R. Connors
  • Corporal Matthew R. Gonzalez
  • Corporal Stuart H. Grantham
  • Corporal James P. Johns
  • Corporal Dwayne A. Sewell
  • Corporal John P. Sullivan

Promoted to the rank of Corporal

  • Officer Michael B. Bartlett
  • Officer Jason R. Burkins
  • Officer Daniel B. Childs
  • Officer Christopher J. Day
  • Officer Jefferson D. Tufts
  • Officer Brenna N. Vaughn

Professional Staff Promotion

  • Kristi Barrows is promoted to Office Coordinator

Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Detectives are investigating an incident in Middle River that left a victim injured this afternoon.

On 2/6/20 at 4:42 p.m., officers responded to the unit block of Oak Grove Drive in Middle River for a call of a gunshot wound. Responding officers located a victim who sustained trauma to the lower body. Medics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital to be treated for injuries. The victim is expected to survive. 

Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Anyone with information should contact the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit by calling 410-307-2020.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app. 

Phone: 1-866-7-LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

On December 17 at 7:30 p.m., the 153rd Recruit Class will take their oath of office and join the ranks of the Baltimore County Police Department. The ceremony will take place at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue, 21286.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will join Chief Melissa R. Hyatt in her first graduation class since becoming the Chief in June. The Police Chief will be joined by Sheriff  R. Jay Fisher, Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office; Chief Edward Jackson, Annapolis Police Department; and Al Liebno, Acting Executive Director of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.

Chief Hyatt and Melissa McDermott Lane, Department Chair of Criminal Justice Studies at the Community College of Baltimore County, will present the academic diplomas. The Chief will also present the awards. The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Circuit Court, will administer the oath of office. Chaplain Gary Cross will preside over the benediction and adjournment.

“The hard work, integrity and professionalism that has been both instilled and exemplified in this 153rd class of recruits will prepare them for their service to those who live, work, attend school and visit Baltimore County. Congratulations to these officers as they officially join the ranks of the Baltimore County Police Department,” said Chief Melissa Hyatt.

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments:

Precinct 1 – Wilkens

Officer Nichole A. Campbell
Officer Shanae S. Jones
Officer Thacker J. Nigro
Officer David H. Shaham

Precinct 2 – Woodlawn

Officer Matthew D. Edwards
Officer Tyler C. Grier
Officer Robert James, III

Precinct 3 – Franklin

Officer Humphrey A. Adusei
Officer Matthew A. Caltrider
Officer Donald A. Cantrell
Officer Bria L. Matthews
Officer Nikolas A. Rivera

Precinct 4 – Pikesville

Officer Jacob B. Fiedler
Officer Stephanie Fila

Precinct 6 – Towson

Officer Tyler S. Newberry
Officer Scott P. Schmedes
Officer Reza Soleimani Faraz
Officer Kristina T. Vlard
Officer Philip G. Waltermyer

Precinct 7 – Cockeysville

Officer Steven A. Sherrill, Jr.

Precinct 8 – Parkville

Officer Haya Kelani
Officer Michael A. Milchling
Officer Thomas P. Smith, III

Precinct 9 – White Marsh

Officer Caitlin M. Bishop
Officer Justin A. LeRoy
Officer Charles J. McGroarty
Officer Anthony C. Zappardino

Precinct 11 – Essex

Officer Shelby M. Bobbie
Officer William L. Collazo-Brown
Officer Conor J. McMachan
Officer Amanda N. Stonesifer
Officer Norman L. Thompson, Jr.

Precinct 12 – Dundalk

Officer Brandon M. Langley
Officer Malik J. McLaughlin
Officer Tyler N. Rees

Baltimore County Sheriff’s Department

Deputy Christopher Adams
Deputy Jin W. Lee

Annapolis Police Department

Officer Matthew J. Arnold
Officer Edward Latney
Officer Amanda M. Oris
Officer Elijah T. Tolstoi

 
 
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