Show of civic force in Towson for National Night Out

Aug. 3 celebration planned by Towson Area Citizens on Patrol

By Loni Ingraham

During National Night Out, residents across Baltimore County are asked to turn their porch and outdoor lights on and walk their neighborhood streets to interact with neighbors and show their support.

The purpose of National Night Out, according to COP, “is to make people aware of the need for crime prevention, generate support for anti-crime programs and strengthen neighborhood spirit.”

It is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, and is celebrated in more than 10,000 communities throughout the United States, including Towson.

Towson Area Citizens on Patrol Units are out there 12 months of the year, watching over Aigburth Manor, Aigburth Vale Mansion Senior Community, Anneslie, Campus Hills, Donnybrook Apartments, East Towson, Glendale-Glenmont, Greenbrier, Fellowship Forest, Hillendale, Hillendale Park, Idlewylde, Knettishall, Knollwood-Donnybrook, Loch Raven Heights, Loch Raven Village, Olde Hillendale, Overbrook, Ridgeleigh, Rodgers Forge, Stoneleigh, Towson Manor Village and Wiltondale.

“Together, we will make Towson a better place to work and live,” Pfrommer said.

“The COP people work so hard,” said former Baltimore County police spokesman Bill Toohey, who has served as the moderator for grou[ rallies for years.

“The only real reward they get is their own sense of satisfaction,” Toohey said. “We should all be grateful to them.”

For more information on the Towson Area Citizens on Patrol, go to


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