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On Friday, July 26, the Baltimore County Police Department will activate two new speed camera locations in the following school zone in Owings Mills. These sites were initiated by citizen complaints.

  • Lyons Mill Elementary School, 9400 block of Lyons Mill Road. Both eastbound and westbound directions have been evaluated and approved for the two new sites.

For the first 30 days, motorists exceeding the speed limit by at least 12 mph will receive warnings rather than citations. All speed camera zones are marked with signage.

In compliance with state law, Baltimore County’s speed cameras operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., including during the summer months and on weekdays when school is not in session.

Further information on the use of speed cameras and a list of other locations in Baltimore County can be found on our website.

The next edition of On the Beat, the Baltimore County Police Department's cable TV program, runs through March.

The opening segment focuses on Metro Crime Stoppers, a non-profit organization that provides valuable assistance to several law enforcement agencies in our area. Ms. Beth Watson, Treasurer of Metro Crime Stoppers, explains how to submit tips for unsolved felony crimes. If your information leads to an arrest and conviction, you will receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. Callers may remain anonymous.

The topic in our second segment is our DUI Task Force. Officer Bodway, of the DUI Task Force, explains how this team keeps our roadways safe from drunk and buzzed drivers. It features traffic operations and stops made by this team of officers.

The department's new police uniforms and patrol vehicles will also be introduced in this program.

The program 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.

On the Beat is available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

The viewing for Officer Caprio, killed in the line of duty earlier this week, will take place on Thursday, May 24. The viewing will be held at Schimunek Funeral Home, 9705 Belair Road Nottingham, MD 21236.

There will be a private viewing from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by a public viewing from 2 to 5 p.m. and an additional public viewing from 7 to 9 p.m.

Due to the volume of cars expected for the viewing, all lanes of Belair Road will be closed in both directions between Chapel Road and Honeygo Boulevard from noon until 10 p.m. Sign boards will be up diverting traffic to Joppa Road, Chapel Road and Honeygo Boulevard with detour instructions.

Officers will be posted at both ends of the road closure to assist motorists. If you are a resident or are attending the viewing, these officers will allow motorists through on Belair Road.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017