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The Baltimore County Fire and Police Departments are separating their social media accounts.


BCoFD and BCoPD will no longer use the Twitter handle @BACOPoliceFire.  Effective immediately, the accounts have separated.

To receive news, updates and information related to fire and rescue incidents, please follow @BaltCoFire. To receive news, updates and information related to police incidents, please follow @BaltCoPolice.

Updates and alerts for the Baltimore County Office of Emergency Management will be posted to the existing account, but the handle has been updated to @BaltCoEmergency for formatting consistency.  Twitter users do not need to make any changes relative to this account. Please continue to follow for information about weather and community emergencies and for preparedness information.


BCoPD has moved to a new Facebook account. "Like" @BaltCoPolice on Facebook.

The existing "Official Baltimore County Police & Fire" (@BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire) Facebook account will be rebranded for Fire only, @BaltimoreCountyFire. Please continue to follow this page for Fire & Emergency Management news.

We thank our followers for their patience as we try to provide accurate and helpful public safety information.

On July 26, a large scale training exercise will take place at the North Point Government Center located at 1747 Merritt Boulevard 21222 (at the corner of Merritt Boulevard and Wise Avenue) from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The exercise is the culmination of a three-day Active Threat Integrated Response Course (ATIRC) that improves integration between law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS) during their response to an active shooter/assailant critical incident.

All of the activities will be contained on the grounds of the North Point Government Center. The public is being made aware that there will be an increased presence of emergency response vehicles and personnel at this location, and is being asked to avoid this area during the training exercise so as to not interfere with the activities.  

Updated Release: 7/5/18 3:15 p.m.

Baltimore County Police have charged the two suspects involved in the July 3rd shooting on Pulaski Highway. Robyn Slack (32) of the 4200-block of Kenwood Avenue, 21206 has been charged with second-degree assault and two counts of theft. She is being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 

Micah Tucker (38) of the 2700-block of Chesterfield Avenue, 21213 has been charged with two counts of theft and was released on his own recognizance. 













Original Release: July 3, 2018 12:56 p.m.

On July 3, 2018 at 5:00 a.m., Baltimore County Police received a call from the Walgreens located in the 9600-block of Harford Road, 21234 for a theft. The caller stated that a male took items from the store and fled in a blue Chevrolet Tahoe. A responding officer saw the Tahoe and attempted to stop the SUV. The female driver did not stop. The officer continued to pursue the vehicle.

Later, the pursuit continued onto the westbound lane of Philadelphia road near 65th Street. On Philadelphia Road, there was a collision between the police car and the suspect car. A second collision followed on Pulaski Highway, at which time the officer ran from his car and approached the suspect’s SUV. The suspect driver ignored several commands from the officer to get out of the SUV. The officer then fired his service weapon several times at the SUV. The driver continued westbound on Pulaski Highway after the shooting. The SUV eventually stopped at Pulaski Highway near North Point Road and both suspects were taken into custody. The driver was not injured, the male passenger suffered a gunshot wound to his arm. He is currently being treated at a local hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. The names of both suspects are not being released, pending charges.

The police officer responsible for the shooting has been identified as Police Officer First Class McCain of Precinct 8. He is a 17-1/2 year veteran of the Department. Officer McCain was involved in an August 1, 2017 combat shooting that resulted in a fatality. He was also involved in a combat shooting in 2006 that did not result in a fatality. Officer McCain's police powers have been suspended, with pay. The Police Department will conduct an investigation and submit the case to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for their review and determination on filing of charges.

Revised June 27, 2017