TACOP Rally Against Crime to Honor Towson Heroes

When the Towson Area Citizens On Patrol (TACOP) presents its annual Rally Against Crime, local residents, community leaders, students and businesses come out to support it and show crime is not welcome in Towson. One of the highlights of this major event is TACOP’s ceremony honoring members of the community who have demonstrated an outstanding effort in fighting local crime to keep Towson safe.

            The 2016 TACOP heroes include:

  • Achievement Award: Captain Jay Landsman, Jr. and his staff for outstanding service to our Towson community;
  • Recognition Award: Randy Guraleczka for excellent service to the Towson Community;
  • Appreciation Award: Officer Kathy Kraemer and Stacia Smith for service above and beyond the call of duty;
  • Police and Community Relations Council Precinct Six 2015 Officer of the Year: Officer Candice Covington.

TACOP Recognition Awards will be presented to these honorees, or their representatives, for their significant contributions in the Towson community.  

            The 16th annual TACOP Rally Against Crime will be held Friday, June 17, 2016, 6:00 to 6:30 PM, at Allegheny Avenue between Washington Avenue and the Roundabout. Towson’s popular Friday night “Feet on the Street” block party will follow the Rally. This year’s corporate sponsor is MidState Community Bank at York Road and Register Avenue.

        Every year, a large number of elected officials, business leaders, local residents and students turn out for the Rally to show their support for TACOP and its efforts to fight crime and keep Towson safe.

          Working in partnership with the Baltimore County Police, TACOP volunteers patrol the streets of Towson to help keep residents, businesses and students safe. These volunteers monitor criminal activity in Towson and immediately call 911 to report any suspected crimes they observe while on patrol. 

         TACOP invites the public to come out for its June 17 Rally Against Crime. Families are encouraged to bring their children to enjoy activities like climbing on a fire truck, sitting in a police car and getting inside of a race car.  See https://towsonareacop.wordpress.com/about/ for more information.

         TACOP is a 501c3 organization founded in 2000 to help Towson Area neighborhoods start COP Programs. Currently, TACOP has 25 active COP neighborhoods, solely supported by donations from the public.

TACOP Contacts:    

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

Pat France, Vice-President  TapEcnarf@gmail.com 410-828-5564

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

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

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

Kathy Fick, Fundraising Coordinator kathyhfick@comcast.net 410-825-8275

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