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Precinct 7 – Cockeysville


Captain Douglas J. McManus

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Robert McGraw

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News from the Captain

Hello and welcome to the Cockeysville Precinct’s website. We are glad you stopped by. I would like to take a moment to provide a few tips to avoid thefts from, and of, your vehicles. The winter months are cold, and extra cold for me being from California. During this time, it becomes routine for most people to start their vehicles to warm them up prior to leaving for our daily activities. While I can sympathize with wanting to make the interior of your car warm, you become a target for theft of your vehicle. Lower the possibility of your vehicle being stolen by doing the following:

  • Utilize the "auto start" function if your vehicle is equipped with it. This will allow the vehicle to warm up but prohibit anyone from getting into the vehicle and stealing it.
  • Don’t keep your FOB key inside or near the vehicle. Otherwise, anyone can get inside your vehicle and drive it away.

The majority of theft from vehicles occurs during the evening and earlier morning hours but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t practice being safe 24 hours a day. If you take the following steps, you can lower your risk of being a victim.

  • Lock your vehicle! Sounds simple, but the majority of “theft from vehicles” involves vehicles that are left unsecured. Of course, if someone really wants to get inside your vehicle, they can. However, most suspects are opportunist and check door handles for unlocked vehicles to avoid detection from the noise of breaking glass.
  • Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle within sight from the exterior. Place them in your trunk or take them inside your residence or work with you.

I am excited to start my tenure at the Cockeysville Precinct and look forward to serving the community. Thank you for your constant support of our officers. We notice it and greatly appreciate it. If I or anyone at the Cockeysville Precinct can be of assistance to you please don’t hesitate to contact us. Stay safe … and warm!


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 Douglas McManus is a 36-year veteran of law enforcement. He was born and raised in California, where he began his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and later the City of Cypress Police Department in Orange County. He continued his career with a move to Baltimore County. Captain McManus is married with adult children. His wife grew up in Maryland.

    McManus has been a member of the Baltimore County Police Department for the past 27 years. He started his career with BCoPD at the Woodlawn Precinct as a patrol officer and upon completion of his two year probation, transferred to the Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB)—Robbery Unit.

    In 1998, Captain McManus promoted to the rank of corporal and was assigned to the Wilkens Precinct, followed by CIB—Robbery Unit.

    In 2002, when promoted to sergeant, he was assigned to the Internal Affairs Section and again in CIB, where he supervised the Financial and Cyber Crimes Unit, and later the Homicide Unit.

    In 2006, after his promotion to the rank of lieutenant, Captain McManus worked in patrol as a shift commander at the Dundalk, Parkville and Pikesville precincts, followed by a return to CIB, where he supervised numerous units, including:

    • Financial and Cyber Crimes Unit
    • Arson
    • Bomb Squad
    • Firearms Interdiction Team
    • Repeat Offender Unit
    • Burglary Unit

    In 2012, also as a lieutenant, Captain McManus assumed command of the Tactical Unit and remained there until 2013. He then transferred to the Franklin Precinct where he served as the assistant precinct commander until his promotion to captain in 2019.

    At the rank of captain, McManus has commanded CIB—Property Crimes Section, and just prior to his current assignment, served as one of two night commanders.

    Captain McManus looks forward to his new assignment and the opportunity to continue the excellent quality of service that the men and women of Precinct 7 have provided.

    He believes in strong community involvement, which will help provide safety for the citizens of and visitors to Baltimore County. Captain McManus looks forward to working with all of you.

    Revised January 18, 2022         


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    111 Wight Avenue
    Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

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

    Captain Douglas J. McManus, Commander

    Lieutenant Robert McGraw, Assistant Commander

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    Domestic Violence Coordinator

    Explorer Program

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