Citizens on Patrol to Host Towson Rally Against Crime


        For the last 15 years, Towson Area Citizens On Patrol (TACOP) volunteers have patrolled the streets of Towson to help keep residents, businesses and students safe.  Working in partnership with the Baltimore County Police, TACOP’s dedicated volunteers monitor criminal activity in Towson and immediately call 911 to report any suspected crimes they observe while on patrol.  TACOP shows fighting crime is a community effort. 

         Every year, TACOP hosts a Rally Against Crime to generate public awareness about the value of the Citizens On Patrol program and its effective partnership with the Baltimore County Police. At the Rally, outstanding members of the community are honored for their significant contributions to keep Towson free of crime.  TACOP will also celebrate its 15th anniversary at this year’s Rally.

       TACOP’s 15th Rally Against Crime will be held Friday, June 19, 2015, 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.  Every year, a large number of local residents, students, elected officials and business leaders attend the Rally to show their support for TACOP and its efforts to fight crime and keep Towson safe.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children to this event. 

        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 patfrance@centrol-inc.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