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County offices are closed on Monday, October 9, for Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Learn more about the following special units within the Baltimore County Police Department (BCoPD):

Auxiliary Police Team

The Auxiliary Police Team is a volunteer organization that provides police presence at schools, community/civic events, emergency situations and in the capacity of responding to calls for service.

Aviation Unit

The BCoPD Aviation Team— based out of the Martin State Airport in Middle River, Maryland—provides 16 hours of patrol coverage nearly every day, with 24-hour, on-call availability in case of emergencies. The helicopters are tools that are crucial to officer safety because they provide command and control, and valuable information during critical incidents, including:

  • Daily patrol and neighborhood crime-fighting
  • Crimes in progress
  • Barricaded suspects
  • Suspects fleeing on foot or in a vehicle
  • Searching for critical missing children and elderly persons.

Forensic Services

The Forensic Services Section (FSS) is dedicated to providing accurate and objective scientific support for criminal investigations through the work of expert forensic scientists and highly-trained and experienced police professionals. The FSS is currently accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard and recognized by the state of Maryland as a forensic laboratory.

The FSS consists of a mobile crime scene team and comprehensive forensic laboratory team, which provides services including expert testimony, for the following disciplines:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Crime Scene
  • Digital and Multimedia Evidence
  • Evidence Processing
  • Firearms and Toolmarks
  • Latent Prints

Watch the video to learn about the open positions in the Forensics Lab and apply online.

Honor Guard

The honor guard standing.

The Honor Guard is a volunteer unit consisting of 25 members that participate in approximately 75 events each year. Such events include police funerals, presentations of the colors at civic affairs and community parades. To request the services of the Honor Guard or to learn more, contact Captain Jeffrey Hartman at 410-887-2819 or, or Corporal Patrick Wilhelm at 410-887-5000 or

K9 Unit

The K9 Unit currently has 27 dogs handled by 24 officers, and consists of four explosive detection canines and three search and rescue bloodhounds. The Unit provides:

  • 24/7 coverage for Patrol and Narcotics
  • 24-hour, on-call coverage for Explosive Detection and Search and Rescue operations for Baltimore County, and other jurisdictions when requested
  • Multiple demonstrations for the public each year to educate the community of its capabilities and give them the opportunity to ask questions while remaining transparent

Contact Us

Police Headquarters

Public Safety Building
700 East Joppa Road
Towson, Maryland 21286


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



General Police Information:





Chief of Police

Robert McCullough