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Precinct 1 – Wilkens


Captain Craig Mitchell

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Timothy Kobus

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News from the Captain

I am thankful for the support we receive from the citizens of the Wilkens Precinct. The bond between law enforcement and the citizens they serve plays an integral part in the success of our mission. It is my  hope that you continue to find comfort in knowing the men and women of Precinct 1 are here to serve you.

Citizens are invited to attend the Wilkens Police Community Relations Organization (WPCRO) meetings. They are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Arbutus Library located at 855 Sulphur Spring Road in Arbutus, 21227. Join the precinct commanders at these meetings and discuss what's happening in your community.

Remember to follow a few crime prevention tips to stay safe and call 911 in an emergency. Tips for non-emergency situations can also be submitted online via the department's iWatch Baltimore County tip form.


Are you going out of town? Don't leave your home looking unoccupied. Complete a Vacant House Form and email it to the precinct's Community Outreach Team. Officers will then check on your location for any unusual activity while you are away. If something suspicious does happen at your home, law enforcement will be able to quickly reach you or a local emergency contact from the information provided on the form.

Blotter and Crime Trends

    View the Local Blotter for the Wilkens Precinct for the latest news on crime in your area.

    About the Precinct Commander

    Captain Craig Mitchell began his career with the Baltimore County Police Department in 1993. After graduating from the Training Academy, he was assigned to the Woodlawn Precinct as a patrolman. In 2000, he was promoted to corporal and assigned to the Wilkens Precinct for 10 months before returning to Woodlawn. In 2005, he was promoted to sergeant and remained at Woodlawn. He was then assigned as a supervisor of the Woodlawn Precinct's Investigative Services Team where he remained until being promoted to lieutenant in 2010. He continued working at the Woodlawn Precinct until 2017, before he transferred to the Cockeysville Precinct.

    After two years in Cockeysville, he transferred to the Franklin Precinct and assumed the role of the assistant precinct commander, until being promoted to captain in October 2019. 

    After being assigned for 14 months as the commander of the Essex Precinct, he is now assigned to Precinct 1 Wilkens. He is eager to build relationships with the many communities and businesses in Wilkens.

    Revised January 14, 2021         


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    Contact Precinct 1

    901 Walker Avenue
    Catonsville, Maryland 21228
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    Main Phone: 410-887-0872
    Fax: 410-887-1018

    Captain Craig Mitchell, Commanding Officer

    Lieutenant Timothy Kobus, Assistant Commander

    Business Patrol Initiative (BPI)

    Citizens On Patrol (COP)

    Community Outreach Team

    Counseling Team

    Domestic Violence Coordinator

    Explorer Program

    Juvenile Offenders In Need of Supervision (JOINS)

    Police Community Relations Council (PCRC)

    School Resource Officers (SRO)

    Traffic Team

    Vice/Narcotics Complaints

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