Most Popular Services
Department Units and Staff
- Behavioral Assessment Unit
- Specialized Units
- Internal Affairs Section
- Sexual Assault Investigations
- Association of Baltimore County Retired Police
- Fallen Heroes
Policies and Programs
A Message from the Chief
The preservation of life is at the forefront of everything we do in law enforcement. Accountability, empathy and compassion are all vital parts of policing. As Chief, I am dedicated to ensuring our officers maintain proficient skill sets that are aligned with the high standards of honesty, integrity, equity and professionalism. To that end, I have implemented a duty to intervene and sanctity of life provision to our existing policy manual. The Baltimore County Police Department continues to train in de-escalation techniques, and utilizing the Integrating Communications, Assessment and Tactics (ICAT) program. Implicit bias training will become a standalone training requirement for all departmental members.
As Chief of Police, I made a commitment to the communities and residents we serve. Building and maintaining community trust is a cornerstone of policing and you have my promise that we will continue to listen and serve the citizens of Baltimore County.
Follow Police Chief Melissa R. Hyatt on Twitter: @ChiefMHyatt
Reporting Emergencies, Crimes and Tips
Call 911 for an immediate police response to emergencies and crimes in progress.
You may report suspicious activity and neighborhood concerns, such as abandoned vehicles, parking violations, zoning-related issues or any requests for assistance that do not require an immediate response. We encourage good faith reporting of information regarding a crime or a wanted person. You may request to remain anonymous, however BCoPD reserves the right to contact you to verify or clarify the information you provide, and shall make a reasonable effort to maintain your anonymity.
When calling the non-emergency police response phone number, 410-887-2222, your call will be screened to see if it qualifies for telephone reporting. If your call qualifies, you will be advised that your request meets the criteria for telephone reporting and that you will receive a return call from a staff member of the telephone reporting unit.
iWatch is a neighborhood awareness program created to encourage citizens to be vigilant in identifying and reporting suspicious behaviors that may have connections to crime, security threats and possible terrorist activities. If you see or know of something suspicious, submit your tips for non-emergency situations by emailing your tip to email@example.com or by submitting a tip online.
Note: Pursuant to Maryland law it is a crime to make false statements and/or misuse electronic communication. Violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Claiming Lawfully-Seized Property
Property of this kind is in the possession of BCoPD because it may have been lawfully-seized, abandoned or stolen. To claim property:
- Speak to the investigating officer assigned to your case, they are responsible for having your property released.
- If the property is not needed as evidence, this officer will notify the Evidence Management Unit, who will send you a letter with instructions regarding how to pick up your property.
- You have 30 days after notification by Evidence Management to retrieve your property. You must present a government photo ID and the letter mailed to you by Evidence Management.
- After 30 days, seized property is considered unclaimed, at which time it will either be destroyed or publically auctioned online.
- Strategic Plan— A road map for BCoPD's future service to the citizens of Baltimore County.
- Deployment of Cell Site Simulators—Read information on the deployment of cell site simulators for 2021 that is available in compliance with the law. This report is required by Chapters 222 and 223 of the General Assembly (MSAR #12443).
- Annual Reports—Showcase some of the activities, accomplishments and achievements of the department during each year.
Search the table below to find contact information related to a specific division, topic or type of crime/investigation.
|Office of the Chief||410-887-2200|
|Conflict Resolution Center|
Crime Strategies and Analysis
700 East Joppa Road
|View a list of fingerprinting service providers.|
Homicide and Missing Persons
|Professional Standards Bureau||410-887-2220|
|Technology and Communications||410-887-2819|