Towson Motorcade Set to Roll – Press Release

On National Night Out, August 4, 2015, a motorcade of Baltimore County policemen, firemen and volunteers from the Towson Area Citizens On Patrol (TACOP) will drive through Towson to showcase the community’s crime prevention programs. National Night Out is celebrated across the country on the first Tuesday of August. Highlights of Towson’s National Night Out include a rally and a police-escorted motorcade which will go through every one of 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 efforts. Everyone attending the National Night Out rally is asked to bring 2-3 non-perishable items of food or travel size toiletries to donate to the Assistance Center of Towson Churches to help Towson’s needy. 

       The event will begin with a rally on August 4th 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 TOYS R US and Michael’s on Putty Hill Avenue.  At the conclusion of the rally, the police-escorted motorcade will lead the Fire and Police Vehicle Parade.

        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

 TACOP Contacts:    


Mike Calwell, President  (443) 829-5276

Pat France, Vice-President  410-828-5564

Janice Arcieri, Secretary 443-465-0150

Janet Eveleth, PR/Media 410-821-1008

Barbara Lewis, Website Coord: 410-663-4266


TACOP 2015 National Night Out FLYER

Please click on attached flyer for National Night Out, August 4th.  We would like to see you there by 5:30 at  Towson Place.  This is being sent out early so you can plan ahead in case you are bringing non-perishable food items.  This way you can buy an extra item when you food shop!  thank you so much. 


National Night Out Flyer August 4, 2015

Towson Area Citizen On Patrol, Inc


15th Annual Citizens on Patrol Rally Against Crime

Baltimore Sun Rally Photos:

Photos From the 2015 Rally June 19!

Reminder of TACOP Meeting July 7th

Below is tonight’s agenda!

AGENDA Tuesday, July 7, 2015