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Precinct 11—Essex

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View the latest news on crime in your area below, or read the local blotter for the Essex Precinct.


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Police Community Relations Councils (PCRC) provide an open forum where citizens, community leaders and representatives of the local business community may bring attention to problems within their neighborhood.

Second Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
Stemmers Run Substation
99 Stemmers Run Road
Essex, Maryland 21221
Phone: 410-887-0232
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Contact Information

Contact your precinct regarding the following programs.

ProgramContact Information

Business Patrol Initiative
The precinct maintains a list of all businesses in the area and their 24-hour contact information. Contact us to update your "night card" contact information, which is critical to the safety and security of your business.

Phone: 410-887-0220

Community Outreach Team
Connects citizens with services and programs like the Citizens on Patrol program.

Phone: 410-887-0232

Domestic Violence Coordinator
Conducts follow-up investigations to make referrals, and provide resources and support to victims throughout the criminal justice process.

Phone: 410-887-0232

Juvenile Offenders in Need of Supervision (JOINS)

Officer B. Elliott
Phone: 410-887-6438

Public Safety Cadet Program

Mentor: K. Saltzer
Phone: 410-887-0232

School Resource Officer

Phone: 410-887-0232
SHIELD ProgramOfficer A. Heavner
Phone: 410-887-0232

Traffic Team

Phone: 410-887-0220

Youth Counseling

Phone: 410-887-5823

About the Commander

Captain Joseph Peach is proud to be assigned to lead the Essex Precinct.  He looks forward to working with the community to build meaningful partnerships, raising awareness to prevent crime, and working to apprehend those who commit criminal acts. Captain Peach is a lifelong resident of Eastern Baltimore County. He started his career with the Baltimore County Police Department in 1994. Upon completion of the Police Academy, he was assigned to the Essex Precinct as a patrol officer.

  • 2000—Assigned to Special Operations Section, K-9 Unit
  • 2006—Promoted to Corporal and assigned to the Essex Precinct
  • 2008—Promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Dundalk Precinct
  • 2010—Promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as a shift commander at the Pikesville Precinct
  • 2011—Transferred to the Essex Precinct as a shift commander
  • 2012—Assigned to Special Operations Section, K-9 Unit, as the Unit Commander
  • 2015-2017—In addition to being Commander of the K-9 Unit Commander, he was assigned to the Commander of the Marine Unit
  • 2018—Assigned to the Parkville Precinct as a shift commander
  • 2021—Assigned to the Training Section as the Entrance Level Training Unit Commander
  • 2022—Assigned within the Training Section as the Unit Commander for the Firearms, In-Service and Specialized Training Teams
  • 2023—Promoted to Captain and assigned as Commander the Essex Precinct

In addition to the above-assigned duties, Captain Peach was also a member of the Special Response Team from 1997 to 2000. He later served as a supervisory member of the Dignitary/Witness Protection Team from 2006 to 2010. From 2010 to 2012, while at the rank of Lieutenant, he was appointed as the Assistant Commander for the Team.

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Precinct 11—Essex

216 North Marlyn Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21221


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Commanding Officer:




Commanding Officer

Captain Joseph Peach

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Brenda Edelin