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Precinct 3 – Franklin

Commander

Captain Will Buckingham
wbuckingham@baltimorecountymd.gov

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Mandy Biter
mbiter@baltimorecountymd.gov

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News from the Captain

Lock your car doors. Thieves routinely commute to a residential area and begin pulling on handles to vehicle doors. An unlocked vehicle door is a surefire way to lose important or precious items, including your vehicle.

Additionally, don't give a car thief an opportunity to steal your vehicle by leaving it running unattended. Leaving your vehicle running unattended is also against the law.

Thieves generally do not break windows unless they see something expensive left unattended in your vehicle.

Also, residents should stay alert to certain crime trends that have occurred throughout the County in recent years: deception burglaries and home improvement scams. Be mindful of certain ruses.

  • Deception burglaries occur when suspects, generally working in pairs, approach homeowners at their residence with the intent of gaining entry under a seemingly benevolent role like posing as a legitimate worker from a local gas company, water department, cable company, or as a tree trimmer, paver, county inspector, or government official. One suspect will distract the homeowner while a second suspect will quietly enter the home and search for valuables and cash.
  • Home improvement scams often involve someone posing as a repair person who offers a bargain price on a home repair. These con artists like to intimidate their victims, and the work is shoddy and done with inferior materials.

Details on these and other crime prevention tips are available online.

Report suspicious persons or conditions in your neighborhood by dialing 911. Together, we can make your neighborhood a safer place.

Resources

Are you going out of town? Don't leave your home looking unoccupied. Complete a Vacant House Form and email it to the precinct at pdpc03patrolfax@baltimorecountymd.gov. 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 Franklin Precinct for the latest news on crime in your area.

    About the Precinct Commander

    Captain Will Buckingham has been with the Baltimore County Police Department for 25 years. He began his career as a police cadet where he was assigned to the Narcotics and Property Crimes section of the Criminal Investigations Bureau. After entering the police academy, Captain Buckingham continued his career as a patrolman and narcotics detective in the North Point Precinct. He was then promoted to the rank of corporal in 2002 where he was assigned to the Garrison Precinct. He continued in that assignment through the transition and opening of the Franklin Precinct. Once making the rank of sergeant, he continued his assignment at the Wilkens Precinct where he would eventually transfer back to Franklin and spend most of his sergeant career in patrol. Captain Buckingham eventually made the rank of lieutenant and was assigned to the Towson Precinct as a patrol shift commander. Once becoming the administrative lieutenant for Towson, he maintained that assignment until his promotion to Captain. 

    Captain Buckingham is excited to be back in the Franklin Precinct community, except this time as the precinct commander. He looks forward to not only maintaining but growing more positive relationships within the community.

     
    Revised November 12, 2019         

     

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    Captain Will Buckingham
    Captain Will Buckingham
    Contact Precinct 3

    606 Nicodemus Road
    Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
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    Main Phone: 410-887-6975
    Fax: 410-517-1950

    Captain Will Buckingham, Commanding Officer
    410-887-6965

    Lieutenant Mandy Biter, Assistant Commander
    410-887-6965

    Citizens On Patrol (COP)
    410-887-6985

    Community Outreach Team
    410-887-6985

    Counseling Team
    410-887-1394

    Domestic Violence Coordinator
    410-887-6985

    Explorer Program
    410-887-6985

    Juvenile Offenders In Need of Supervision (JOINS)
    410-887-6802

    Police Community Relations Council (PCRC)
    410-887-6985

    School Resource Officers (SRO)
    410-887-6985

    Traffic Team
    410-887-6912

    Vice/Narcotics Complaints
    410-887-1870

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