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Spring is here and the Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments, under the sponsorship of the Police Community Relations Councils, are happy to celebrate Public Safety Day (PDF).

The event will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chesapeake Park Plaza, 2333 Eastern Boulevard in Middle River across from Martin State Airport.

The event is free and attendees will see many public safety displays and demonstrations, and will be able to obtain community resource information. There will also be food vendors.

See demonstrations from the BCoPD Aviation Units, Marine Unit, Tactical and K-9. The BCoFD will have engines, trucks and medic units as well as a rescue demonstration by volunteer firefighters. The firefighters will show attendees the special equipment needed to extricate victims from car crashes.

There will be a recruitment representative to answer any questions regarding a career in the Police Department.

This year will feature a historical-classic-import car show (PDF). There will be prizes awarded to the winners.

Plush toys will be given to the first 50 children and there will be a 50/50 raffle.

Come see all the demonstrations and enjoy the day with family, friends and neighbors.

Should there be rain, Public Safety Day will be held on Saturday, April 28.

Photos from Public Safety Day in 2016

Photo from Public Safety Day in 2016.

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Photo from Public Safety Day in 2016.

  

  

 

  

  

  

Photo from Public Safety Day in 2016.

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Photo from Public Safety Day in 2016.

Throughout this holiday weekend, Baltimore County Police and other law enforcement agencies will be on the roads looking for aggressive, drunk and distracted drivers.

We all want to get to our destinations and enjoy our time with family and friends, but speeding may not get you there any faster. On the contrary, you could be stopped for speeding and aggressive driving. Once you are stopped, the officer will check your license, registration, and check to see if you have any outstanding warrants.

Should the officer suspect drinking and/or drugged driving, the officer will conduct a roadside sobriety test. If the result indicates you are driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, you will be arrested on the spot and face some big fines. You will also have to pay a lawyer and court costs. You could lose your license, and your insurance will go up.

Distracted driving has been compared to driving drunk. The three seconds it takes to look down at your cellphone is just enough time to crash into another vehicle or strike a pedestrian. The message can wait, as can the phone call.

Take your time driving to Grandma’s house. She will forgive you if you are a little late.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017