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The Baltimore County Police Department celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week with a dinner for volunteers tonight. The event will take place at Grey Rock Mansion, 400 Grey Rock Road, Pikesville 21208. The reception begins at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m. and the awards presentation begins at 8 p.m.

Volunteers answer phones, handle clerical work and assist with statistical data, among other duties. Their participation allows officers to focus on patrol and investigation.

Expected to attend the dinner are 14 volunteers and 34 members of the Police Auxiliary Team, as well as Chief Terrence Sheridan. These members volunteered approximately 11,000 hours in 2017.

National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 15 to 21.

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.

The Baltimore County Police Department graduated the 148th Lateral Recruit Class on Friday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at CCBC-Dundalk, Baltimore County Police Training Academy, 7200 Sollers Point Road, 21222.

Chief Terrence Sheridan addressed the class and presented the diplomas. The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Court for Baltimore County, administered the oath of office to the officers.

The 148th class is made up primarily of graduates with prior law enforcement experience; many bring years of experience with other law enforcement agencies to Baltimore County.

“We welcome 13 experienced law enforcement officers into the Baltimore County Police Department," said Chief Sheridan. "The level of experience they bring with them enables us to get an additional 13 officers into direct police service in a much shorter time span than those coming in as recruits. We thank them for choosing this noble profession of making our country, our communities, our citizens safer.”

All of these new members successfully completed the rigorous training program at the County’s training academy and now face field training with veteran police officers.

Officers of the 148th  Lateral Recruit Class and their new assignments are:

Precinct 1 Wilkens

Officer Carlos Emiliano
Officer Brian Hafer

Precinct 3 Franklin

Officer Todd Rutledge

Precinct 4 Pikesville

Officer Eric Agard
Officer Lee Floyd
Officer Daniel Simmons

Precinct 6 Towson

Officer Zachary Serio
Officer Daniel Sterner

Precinct 11 Essex

Officer Michael Jerscheid

Precinct 12 Dundalk

Officer Jonathan Armstrong

Operations Bureau

Officer Kyle Blazer
Officer Djuan Henry
Officer Christian Larrimore

Revised June 27, 2017