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It’s that time of year again please come join Ridgeleigh Citizen On Patrol (RCOP) and neighbors with this community event and help learn about crime prevention and support your community.
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.
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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.