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Precinct 8 – Parkville


Captain Brian Edwards

Assistant Commander

Lieutenant Paul Franzoni

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News from the Captain

Everyone is invited to attend the monthly Police Community Relations Council (PCRC) meeting held the fourth Tuesday of the month, at the Christus Victor Lutheran Church located at 9833 Harford Road, 21234.

Many criminals count on not being seen or not being reported to police by people who do see them. Make your neighborhood an uncomfortable place for any criminal to be; report any suspicious persons, vehicles or conditions to police immediately.

Always strive to do the right thing and the right thing will happen.


Vacant House 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 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.

Business Night Card

Every day and night officers respond to calls for service to businesses that are currently closed. Many times these officers need to contact a representative of the business for additional information related to these calls for service. The precincts maintain a list of all businesses in the area and their 24-hour contact information. Complete or update your Night Card contact information. This information is beneficial to the safety and security of your business.

Report Traffic Problems

If you live in the Precinct 8 Parkville area and have a traffic problem in your neighborhood, it can be reported using the Traffic Problem Reporting form. This form should not be used for an emergency. Call 911 for emergency situations requiring immediate action.

Blotter and CrimeTrends

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

    About the Precinct Commander

    Brian Edwards was promoted to Captain in January and assigned to the Parkville Precinct. He has been a member of the Department since 1995. He was born and raised in Parkville; graduated from Loch Raven High School, as well as Towson University; and is an Eagle Scout with Troop 124 that meets at a church in Parkville. Captain Edwards was excited to learn of his assignment to the Parkville Precinct given his lifelong connections to the communities that it serves.

    Captain Edwards was assigned to the Towson Precinct midnight shift before being selected as a detective in the Towson Precinct Investigative Services Unit. He then served in various detective roles in the Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB), including five years in both the Robbery and Homicide units.

    Upon his promotion to corporal in 2012, he was assigned to the Warrant Apprehension Task Force (WATF). He served over five years in the WATF, as both a corporal and a sergeant, with an assignment to the Wilkens Precinct immediately following his promotion to sergeant in 2015. This assignment at WATF was mostly focused in Baltimore City and involved a teamwork approach between local and federal agencies. Captain Edwards particularly enjoyed this assignment due to the impact it made when offenders were arrested for committing serious crimes. He is proud of the professional and dignified manner that members of the WATF conduct themselves. He continues to be involved in these communities through an outreach ministry at his church.

    Captain Edwards was then promoted to lieutenant in 2017 and assigned as a shift commander in the Dundalk Precinct and then the commander of the Investigative Services/Support Operations. He was selected as the commander of the CIB Special Victims Unit (SVU) in May 2018. As part of this assignment, he was appointed as the Police Department’s representative to the County Executive’s Sexual Assault Investigations Task Force. During this time in SVU, he oversaw the updating of policies and procedures, the building of a “soft” victim interview suite, an expanded SVU squad room, an expansion of personnel and the formation of a Cold Case Investigative Squad.

    Captain Edwards has served as a master diver and is currently the commander of the Underwater Recovery Team (Dive Team) as well as an ad-hoc instructor at the Training Academy.

    Revised March 3, 2021         


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    8532 Old Harford Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21234
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    Main Phone: 410-887-5310
    Fax: 410-887-5313

    Captain Brian Edwards, Commanding Officer

    Lieutenant Paul Franzoni, Assistant Commander

    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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