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Precinct 7 – Cockeysville


Captain Joseph Donohue

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Robert McGraw

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News from the Captain

The county has experienced an increase in auto thefts with the keys left in the vehicle. These cases involve keys being left in the center console or other locations in the vehicle and, in some cases, involve valet keys being left in the glove box. Please lock your car doors and do not leave keys in the vehicle. This is a very preventable crime.

Car manufacturers have made great progress with key technologies that prevent vehicle theft without the keys. Please take advantage of that and remove your key from the vehicle. Remember to practice crime prevention measures as you go about your daily activities and make a conscious effort to remove the opportunity of crime.


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 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 Cockeysville Precinct for the latest news on crime in your area.

    About the Precinct Commander

    Captain Donohue is a 26-year-veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, beginning his career in 1994. He served as a patrol officer in the Woodlawn and Garrison precincts, as well as a detective in the Family Crimes Unit. Promoted to corporal in March of 2003, Captain Donohue was assigned to the Dundalk and White Marsh precincts, serving nearly three years as the White Marsh Traffic Team supervisor. Upon his promotion to sergeant in 2008, Captain Donohue worked in the Towson Precinct and later the Traffic Management Unit. It was after these assignments that Captain Donohue first worked in the Cockeysville Precinct, supervising a midnight shift patrol squad from 2013 to 2014. As a lieutenant, Captain Donohue worked patrol assignments in the Essex and Franklin precincts.

    Promoted to captain in 2018, Captain Donohue has served in several command assignments, culminating in his return to Cockeysville as the precinct commander.

    Captain Donohue looks forward to partnering with the diverse communities of the Cockeysville Precinct in our common goal of equitable policing and creating safe areas to work and live.

    Revised January 14, 2021         


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    Contact Precinct 7

    111 Wight Avenue
    Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

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    Main Phone: 410-887-1820
    Fax: 410-584-8922

    Captain Joseph Donohue, Commander

    Lieutenant Robert McGraw, Assistant Commander

    Business Patrol Initiative (BPI)

    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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