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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 Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore 21244. The reception begins at 6:30 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.

Colonel Robert McCullough, commander of the Criminal Investigations Bureau, will present awards to five volunteers, 13 chaplains, 38 members of the Police Auxiliary Team, and two retired police officers who offer their assistance on cases. These members volunteered approximately 10,000 hours in 2018.

National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 7 to 13.

Baltimore County’s 29 volunteer, rescue and rehab companies will receive more than $9.7 million in financial support from Baltimore County for FY19.

The county support to the volunteers represents an increase of about $600,000 over last year.

The formal announcement of the County's FY19 contribution to the volunteers was made September 20 at the annual meeting of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association, held at Glyndon Volunteer Fire Co.

The $9.7 million includes subsidies and reimbursements for gear, fuel, utilities, repairs, public education and other expenses.

It also includes financial incentives to be paid out over the course of the year to the 21 volunteer companies that provide medic service. This “attended status” program rewards companies that staff medic units during hours of high demand. In 2017, calls for emergency medical service accounted for 101,000 of BCoFD's 138,000 total calls for service.

The volunteer companies are independent corporations that receive the majority of their funding from Baltimore County.

Every day, they work side by side with BCoFD and personnel from its 25 career stations.

New BCVFA Officers

The BCVFA, the umbrella organizationBCVFA officers for 2019 were sworn in on Sept. 20. representing the local volunteer companies, elected new officers at the September 20 meeting.

The new President is John McDowell (Arbutus).

Tom Ludwig (Wise Ave.), is senior vice president; Sue Bollinger (Glyndon), Vice President - Finance; Jeff Wickline (Upperco) Vice President - Operations; Michele Crumbacker (Upperco), Vice President - Administration; Robert Frank (Middle River & White Marsh), Secretary; William Kern (Woodlawn), Treasurer; Donna Kern (Woodlawn), Financial Secretary; Glenn Resnick (Pikesville), Immediate Past President.

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.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017