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The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics will take place Thursday, June 6 at 10:15 a.m. This marks 33 years of Baltimore County Police participation in the event. BCoPD is dedicated to raising money for and awareness of the Maryland Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics torch will be carried by both officers and Special Olympics athletes.

More than 50 runners will line up for the three-mile run that starts at Harford Hills Elementary School and ends at the Public Safety Building in Towson. The runners and other participants will then enjoy a cookout.

Baltimore County Police have raised thousands of dollars over the years to support the Maryland Special Olympics.

Watch video from last year's Torch Run.

Integrity, Fairness, and Service are the values followed by over 1,800 Baltimore County police officers. Are you up to the challenge of being a part of one of the most professional law enforcement agencies in the country?

If you are a Maryland certified police officer, you can apply with the Baltimore County Police Department. We are now hiring lateral police officers. Starting annual salary for lateral officers is $53,916.00 with a 3% increase in January 2019. Our officers enjoy competitive benefits, 25-year retirement, and significant career advancement opportunities. To learn more about our Lateral Entry Police Officer requirements and to apply, go online.

The Baltimore County Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

On Saturday, February 3, representatives from the Baltimore County Police Department will be on hand at the Bykota Senior Center, 611 Central Avenue, Towson, 21204, to answer questions about beginning a career in law enforcement, specifically, the Baltimore County Police Department.

The Career Fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. Officers from patrol and detectives from a number of units will be there to guide you through the many careers available at the Police Department. There will be one-on-one opportunities to speak to representatives and detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Recruitment Team, Community Outreach, K-9, Tactical/SWAT, Mobile Crisis, Forensics, other units and sections.

We are looking for dedicated people to join the ranks of Cadets (ages 18-21) and Explorers (ages 14-21) to eventually become Baltimore County Police Officers.

Join us to speak with a recruiter and ask questions.

For more information, contact Recruitment at 410-887-5542 or reach us via e-mail at

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