Downtown Towson Patrolling
Vice President, Towson Area Citizens On Patrol, Inc. https://towsonareacop.wordpress.com/
Board Member Knollwood Donnybrook Improvement Assoc http://knollwooddonnybrook.org/
Member: Police & Community Relations Council, Precinct 6
Member: Greater Towson Council of Community Associations (GTCCA) http://www.gtcca.org/
Member: Towson Chamber of Commerce www.towsonchamber.com
Member: Tiny Toppers of Maryland, Kenilworth www.tinytoppersofmaryland.webs.com
Partner CENTROL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS
7508 Knollwood Rd, Towson, MD 21286-7931
EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
PH: 410-828-5564 Toll Free: 877-792-4494 FAX: 410-828-7730
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Citizens on Patrol to Tour Towson 911 Center
On January 6, the Towson Area Citizens of Patrol (TACOP) will tour Baltimore County’s 911 Center to see firsthand how emergency 911 calls are handled and disbursed. The tour is conducted by the Baltimore County Police to educate and inform TACOP volunteers, who patrol the streets of Towson neighborhoods to keep residents safe, about the function of the 911 Center. COP volunteers will discover what happens when they observe suspected criminal activity while on patrol and call 911 to report it. The tour is open to the public.
During the tour, TACOP volunteers will learn about the high volume of 911 calls received by the Center’s operators and will listen to actual emergency calls coming in. They will understand why 911 call takers ask so many questions and learn how calls are filtered to the appropriate department. Attendees will also witness actual emergency calls from the County’s 10 Precincts.
The 911 Center tour is open to the public, but anyone interested in attending needs to register with TACOP by calling Pat France at 410-828-5564 or emailing her at email@example.com by January 3. The tour begins at 7:00 PM, so attendees are asked to gather in the Baltimore County Circuit Courthouse lobby, located at 401 Bosley Avenue, by 6:45 PM. Parking should be available on Chesapeake, Pennsylvania and Baltimore Avenues.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. No child under 7 may attend. Cell phones are permitted in the Courthouse, provided that the device clears security. Possession and use of cell phones and other electronic devices may be limited or prohibited in designated areas of the Court facility.
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 https://towsonareacop.wordpress.com/about/.
Each holiday season features THE gift — an item so “hot” that many store shelves are quickly emptied, causing people to literally lose their minds in an effort to buy it. To exploit scarcity, scammers set up websites offering this product, as do dishonest online auction sellers. After raking in the money, the scammers shut down their “stores” and disappear. If you’re “lucky,” you are simply left with no gift item.
Run by someone who will use your credit card information to charge more products and services to your account and/or sell the information to identity thieves. In most cases, however, phishing scammers launch websites that look nearly identical to those of larger, reputable merchants — not unknown companies. Typically, you’re contacted by email with a tempting offer or
dire warning, and then directed to click on a link, which takes you to a fake website. Once there, you’re told to enter personal and financial information wanted by the thieves.
Scammers may pose as representatives of charitable organizations that are real (or merely sound real). At this time of year, their emotionally-charged appeals are more likely to strike “pay dirt” with normally savvy people. You can be sure that other scams will soon be asking for donations to this cause and many others. The scams may involve nationally recognized charities aiding well-known causes, or local groups handling problems closer to home.
Nearly every major retailer offers gift cards, many of which hang on racks at checkout counters. Today, most cards are protected by scratch-off security codes and protective packaging to prevent information theft. If cards are not protected, however, scammers can write down the numbers while the cards are on display, and then call an 800 number to learn when the cards have been activated. After that, stealing is as simple as rushing to the merchant and making purchases before the REAL cardholder gets there.
You may receive an email from an unnamed “relative,” “neighbor,” or “friend” who has supposedly sent you an e-card that can be viewed by clicking on a link. Clicking on that link, however, may unleash anything from spyware and pop-up ads to viruses and Trojans. In some cases, nothing bad happens until you first download software from the e-card website. (The software is supposedly needed to “run” your e-card.) Sometimes, unwanted or malicious software is downloaded to your computer with your permission — after you agree to certain “fine-print” terms and conditions, usually without reading them.
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