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The next edition of On the Beat, the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through September. This edition covers the following segments.

  • School Safety – Sergeant Anissa Watkins, of the Safe Schools Section, discusses the successful partnership between the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Public Schools. Sergeant Watkins speaks about the enhanced safety that the School Resource Officer (SRO) program brings to students and staff in Baltimore County Public Schools, and provides school safety tips.
  • Swearing-In Ceremony of Police Chief Melissa R. Hyatt – On June 17, 2019, Melissa R. Hyatt took the oath of office to become the 14th Baltimore County Chief of Police.
  • Precinct 9 White Marsh – Captain Joseph Conger discusses how the officers assigned to the White Marsh Precinct keep our citizens safe in the eastern portion of Baltimore County.

These segments are available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

On the Beat also airs every day on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The next edition of On the Beat, the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through July. This program covers the following segments.

  • Crime Prevention and safety during the warm weather months – Detective Robert Reason, of the Criminal Investigations Bureau, provides tips that should be used to prevent your family from becoming a victim of crime during the vacation and summer season.
  • Aviation Unit – Sergeant Brandon Branham and Tactical Flight Officer Christopher Roussey, of the Aviation Unit, give an aerial view of Baltimore County and explain the key role that this unit plays in fighting crime.

These segments are available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

On the Beat also airs every day on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The Baltimore County Police Department invites boaters and non-boaters alike to the 4th Annual Sergeant Marvin T. Haw IV Boating Safety Day on Saturday, June 1. The event begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m., and will be held at Wilson Point Park, 950 Beech Drive, Middle River 21220.

The theme is “Sober Boater, Safe Boater” which simply put means don’t operate a boat and drink. Driving drunk on the water is every bit as dangerous as driving drunk on the roads and highways. Drunk boaters face some of the same penalties as those who are pulled over for drunk driving. For instance, if you are found to be Operating While Intoxicated, you could face one or more citations. Operating a boat and drinking to excess puts others at risk. If you must drink, have a qualified designated operator who has a boating permit. One more safety tip, always wear your flotation device while boating.

There will be lots of activities for everyone including the Marine Unit’s boat displays, free boating safety checks by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, as well as CPR demonstrations. Other activities include a silent auction, free paddle boarding, the Cuddle Shuttle courtesy of the Baltimore County Animal Shelter, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will present Scales and Tales. The Baltimore County Fire Department will demonstrate how they handle boat fires while on the water.

If you are hungry, you can choose snacks from a host of food trucks such as Kona Ice, Triple J Foods, Baltimore Crab Cake and Tasty Maryland. There is something for everyone’s taste.

Celebrate boating season with us on June 1. And remember don’t operate your boat while drinking and wear your flotation device.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017