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Towson Dog Walker Watch

DOG WALKER WATCH (a COP Program)

There are many dog walkers around our pet loving neighborhoods! CITIZENS ON PATROL has a new program that would be easy to participate in… Through DOG WALKER WATCH, we hope to convert many of those walkers to ‘extra eyes and ears’ of the police to help fight crime.  Dog walkers can be an extremely valuable resource in helping to make our communities safer. Dog walkers are out at all hours of the day and in all types of weather – and they know who belongs in their neighborhood and what is wrong in the neighborhood.

Dog walkers just need to be aware of what’s going on around them and what is out of place. Just carry a charged cell phone and DO NOT HESITATE to call 911. Report things or people that look wrong to you. Examples of “what is wrong”:

• People going door to door, if after a few houses you see them try to see if the door is locked, looks in windows or goes into the back or side yard, it could be a burglar or one planning future burglaries.

•Anyone peering into parked cars may be looking for valuables to steal.

• Anyone trying the handles of the cars to see if they are unlocked. Can you believe people actually leave their cars unlocked, hard to believe isn’t it?

•The sound of breaking glass or explosive noises could mean an accident, burglary or vandalism.

•Someone carrying a TV not in a box, that is suspicious!

•People sitting in a parked vehicle. They could be lookouts or checking out places to burglarize or they could be drug pushers.

It is difficult to get people to volunteer to be Citizens On Patrol. Why, is beyond me! We need all the help we can get in fighting crime!  So, this DOG WALKER WATCH is easy.

Remember, NEVER GET INVOLVED, NEVER CARRY A WEAPON and NEVER BE AFRAID TO CALL 911, The people at the 911 Center are there to serve us. We are the taxpayers who pay their salaries…you are not bothering them!

 

Questions are welcome!   Pat France, KD COP/VP Towson Area Citizens On Patrol PH: 410-828-5564 or email: patfrance@centrol-inc.com


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National Night Out Spotlights Crime Prevention in Towson

July 7, 2014

      On August 5, 2014, Baltimore County Police and the Towson Area Citizens On Patrol (TACOP) will host National Night Out to spotlight crime prevention in Towson. Highlights of this annual event include a rally and a parade featuring a police escorted motorcade driving through Towson’s 25 COP neighborhoods. Every year, National Night Out attracts hundreds of residents who turn on their lights, walk their neighborhood streets, interact with the police, cheer the motorcade and applaud TACOP’s community crime fighting initiatives.

     National Night Out is celebrated across the country on first Tuesday of August. This year’s event will begin with a rally on August 5th at 5:30 PM. Towson residents, TACOP volunteers and representatives of the Police and Community Relations Council (PCRC), Providence Volunteer Fire Company and the Baltimore County Police will gather for the rally at Towson Marketplace, in front of Michael’s on Putty Hill Road. At the conclusion of the rally, the police-escorted motorcade will lead the Fire and Police Vehicle Parade.

     All National Night Out rally attendees are asked to bring 2-3 non-perishable items of food or travel size toiletries to the rally, which will be donated to the Assistance Center of Churches to help Towson residents in need.

       TACOP volunteers patrol the streets of Towson neighborhoods to keep residents, businesses and students safe. Working in partnership with the Baltimore County Police, they monitor crime activity in Towson neighborhoods and immediately call 911 to report suspected criminal activity they observe while on patrol. TACOP is a 501c3 organization founded in 2000 to help Towson Area neighborhoods start COP programs and is solely supported by donations.

For more information, refer to http://towsonareacop.wordpress.com/about/.

TACOP Contacts:

Mike Calwell, President mikecalwell@gmail.com (443) 829-5276

Pat France, Vice-President patfrance@centrol-inc.com 410-828-5564

Janice Arcieri, Secretary janjoeka@comcast.net 443-465-0150

Janet Eveleth, PR/Media janeveleth@verizon.net 410-821-1008

Barbara Lewis, Website Coord:  blewis711@gmail.com 410-663-4266


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Towson Dog Walkers Recruited as Citizens on Patrol

Dog walkers, along with their faith companions, are now fighting crime as volunteers for a unique crime prevention effort in Baltimore County. There are a large number of dog owners in the Towson area and many are volunteering to prevent crime as they walk their dogs. The Towson Area Citizens on Patrol (TACOP) has launched Dog Walker Watch and is recruiting dog walkers to serve as an extra set of eyes and ears for the Baltimore County police.

       Dog walkers are a valuable crime prevention resource in Towson neighborhoods.  These neighbors are out at all hours of the day and evening, in all types of weather. As they walk their dogs, the owners can observe activity in their neighborhood and notice something wrong. Dog walkers know who belongs in their neighborhood and what looks out of place. They just need to carry their cell phone and call 911when they see something suspicious.  

      The new Dog Walker Watch will enhance TACOP’s crime fighting efforts in the community. Working in partnership with the Baltimore County Police, TACOP’s dedicated volunteers patrol the streets of downtown Towson and 25 surrounding neighborhoods. TACOP has effectively shown that crime prevention is a community effort.

    TACOP is a 501c3 organization founded in 2000 to help Towson Area neighborhoods start COP Programs. TACOP is solely supported by donations from the public. For more information refer to http://towsonareacop.wordpress.com/about/.

 

TACOP Contacts:

Mike Calwell, President mikecalwell@gmail.com(443) 829-5276

Pat France, Vice-President patfrance@centrol-inc.com 410-828-5564

Janice Arcieri, Secretary janjoeka@comcast.net 443-465-0150

Janet Eveleth, PR/Media janeveleth@verizon.net 410-821-1008

Barbara Lewis, Website Coord blewis711@gmail.com 410-663-4266


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JUNE 16, 2014 TACOP PRESS RELEASE


             Towson’s Rally Against Crime Sends Strong Message

         Hundreds of people are expected to attend Towson’s Rally Against Crime on June 20th to send the strong message that Crime is Not Welcome in Towson. Students, residents, senior citizens, families, elected officials and business leaders will gather in downtown Towson to show their support for the Towson Area Citizens On Patrol’s (TACOP) Rally Against Crime. Working in partnership with the Baltimore County Police, TACOP volunteers patrol the streets of downtown Towson and 25 local neighborhoods, monitor criminal activity and call 911 to report any suspected crimes they see while on patrol.

      TACOP’s annual Rally will be held on Friday, June 20, 6:00 to 6:30 PM on Allegheny Avenue between Washington Ave and the Roundabout. Towson’s popular Friday night “Feet on the Street” block party will follow. Attendees are urged to bring their own chairs. In the event of rain, the location of the Rally will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church located at 120 Allegheny Avenue.

     Highlights of the 14th Rally Against Crime ceremony include a Boy Scouts of America Color Guard and the singing of the national anthem, brief remarks by Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson and other dignitaries and awards recognizing TACOP unsung heroes for their significant contributions to make Towson a safer place. Honorees include Delegate Bill Frank, John Falconer and members of Rodgers Forge Next Door and Rodgers Forge Citizens on Patrol.

     Families are encouraged to bring their children to the Rally to enjoy activities like climbing on a fire truck, sitting in a police car and getting inside of a race car. Captain Dee-Fense will also put in a special appearance at the Rally again this year.

        TACOP encourages the public to attend its Rally Against Crime on June 20. For more information, refer to http://towsonareacop.wordpress.com/about/. TACOP is a 501c3 organization founded in 2000 to help Towson Area neighborhoods start COP Programs and is solely supported by donations.

TACOP Contacts:    

   Mike Calwell, President mikecalwell@gmail.com(443) 829-5276

   Pat France, Vice-President patfrance@centrol-inc.com 410-828-5564

   Janice Arcieri, Secretary janjoeka@comcast.net 443-465-0150

   Janet Eveleth, PR/Media janeveleth@verizon.net 410-821-1008

   Barbara Lewis, Website Coordblewis711@gmail.com 410-663-4266


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NATW Announces Dog Walker Watch

DOG WALKER WATCH:  There are many dog walkers around our pet loving neighborhood!, CITIZENS ON PATROL has adopted a new program that would be easy to participate in… Through DOG WALKER WATCH, we hope to convert many of those walkers to ‘extra eyes and ears’ to fight crime for police. Dog walkers can be an extremely valuable resource in helping to make our communities safer. Dog walkers are out at all hours of the day and in all types of weather – and they know who belongs in their neighborhood and what is wrong in the neighborhood.

Dog walkers just need to be aware of what’s going on and what is out of place. Just carry a charged cell phone and DO NOT HESITATE to call 911. Report things or people that look wrong to you. Example of “what is wrong”.

• People going door to door, if after a few houses you see them try to see if the door is locked, looks in windows or goes into the back or side yard, it could be a burglar or one planning future burglaries.
•Anyone peering into parked cars may be looking for valuables to steal.
• Anyone trying the handles of the cars to see if they are unlocked. Can you believe people actually leave their cars unlocked, hard to believe isn’t it?
•The sound of breaking glass or explosive noises could mean an accident, burglary or vandalism.
•Someone carrying a TV not in a box, that is suspicious!
•People sitting in a parked vehicle. They could be lookouts or checking out places to burglarize or they could be drug pushers.
It is difficult to get people to volunteer to be Citizens On Patrol. Why, is beyond me! So, this DOG WALKER WATCH is easy.

Remember, NEVER GET INVOLVED, NEVER CARRY A WEAPON and NEVER BE AFRAID TO CALL 911, The people at the 911 Center are there to serve us. We are the taxpayers who pay their salaries…you are not bothering them!

Questions are welcome! Pat France, KD COP/VP Towson Area Citizens On Patrol PH: 410-828-5564 or email: patfrance@centrol-inc.com


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Theft Alert‏

Sargent Fink

Hello, want to alert all to a recent crime trend we are experiencing in some of our Towson Communities requesting all to be aware of what’s happening and contacting us when ever seeing/hearing suspicious subjects or activities. Precinct 6 Officers have been investigating Thefts from Vehicles where subjects are entering parked vehicles to steal the GPS unit out of the vehicle. Where in past email alerts I’ve talked to the need of everyone to properly secure their vehicles to reduce their possibility of being victimized this time I’m not only asking that but specifically asking that folks either take their GPS out of their vehicle or in the very least storing it out of sight upon parking their vehicle.  Reports are being initiated whether the vehicle was damaged or not upon entry because the GPS has been stolen. In some instances the vehicle is not locked and the GPS is in plain view so the subject simply opens the door and removes the GPS, in others the vehicle is properly secured, locked with all windows closed but the GPS is in plain view inside thus the subject is breaking a window to gain entry and remove the GPS.  This is why I’m asking all to not only properly secure their vehicles every time but to also put not only the GPS securely out of sight but all valuables need to be out of sight. Reduce the possibility of being a Victim by leaving nothing of possible value in plain sight within your vehicle. 
As always spread the word to your friends and neighbors of this alert and contact us via 9-1-1 anytime you see or hear anything suspicious in your neighborhood.  The cooperative effort between Residents and Police to maintain safe Communities is what makes Towson as safe an area for all as possible.  Thank You once again for all your cooperation in this effort.
Sgt Stephen Fink, 2815  PC06 COT

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