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About the SHIELD Program

The Baltimore County Police SHIELD program is designed to establish partnerships between the Baltimore County Police Department and private sector and infrastructure security managers and professionals, as well as educational and faith-based communities. These partnerships are fostered through intelligence sharing, threat briefings and training opportunities through an email notification system.

The SHIELD program was designed to embrace a diverse audience such as security directors, safety managers, community leaders, business executives, business owners, educators, faith-based communities and others who have the responsibility of ensuring the safety of the personnel in their respective businesses or organizations. The key to a successful program as well as safeguarding our communities is to foster a mutual flow of information.


This program shares homeland security open source intelligence, active shooter prevention information and training opportunities with our stakeholders. These resources are available to all businesses, non-profits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public and private educational institutions, faith-based communities, and critical infrastructure facilities throughout Baltimore County.

The SHIELD program is operated by the Baltimore County Police Homeland Security and Criminal Intelligence Section.

If You See Something, Say Something™

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its partners raise public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime through the "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign. Outreach materials are available for free, including print brochures, posters, and videos of public service announcements.


Hometown Security

Also provided through the DHS is an information portal designed to help businesses connect both with the community and with local law enforcement. This site has valuable resources on critical infrastructure security such as active shooter preparedness and tools to support information sharing.

Their four-step program encourages businesses to Connect, Plan, Train and Report. Applying these four steps in advance of an incident or attack can help better prepare businesses and their employees to proactively think about the role they play in the safety and security of their businesses and communities.

Avoid Deny Defend™

This program provides training in how to handle an active shooter situation or other public act of violence as a business owner, an employee, or just as a member of the community. You can view a short video for more information about the program and what it covers.

Department of Homeland Security News

DHS regularly updates their website with news releases related to security threats and general safety tips. You can also visit their blog for articles and their multimedia section for videos to share with staff, customers, and the community at large.

Contact Us

If you would like to become a SHIELD program participant, you may contact the unit by email at or by phone at 410-887-6800.

A Community Outreach Officer from each precinct has also been trained to assist with Homeland Security efforts as part of the SHIELD program.


Homeland Security Liaison

Phone Number


Precinct 1 Wilkens

Officer T. Warehime


Precinct 2 Woodlawn

Officer B. Glass


Precinct 3 Franklin

Officer A. Kauffman


Precinct 4 Pikesville

Officer J. Neville


Precinct 6 Towson

Officer J. Mims


Precinct 7 Cockeysville

Officer C. Lange


Precinct 8 Parkville

Officer J. Goorevitz


Precinct 9 White Marsh

Officer C. Reynolds


Precinct 11 Essex

Officer A. Heavner


Precinct 12 Dundalk

Officer C. Briggs


Revised January 11, 2021         


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