TACOP 2015 National Night Out FLYER

TO ALL TACOP:
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

Email: towsonareacop@gmail.com

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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

Towson’s Rally Against Crime Sends Strong Message

Hundreds of people are expected to attend Towson’s Rally Against Crime on June 19th to send the strong message that Crime is Not Welcome in Towson. Students, residents, senior citizens, families, elected officials and business leaders will gather in downtown Towson to show their support for the Towson Area Citizens On Patrol’s (TACOP) Rally Against Crime. Working in partnership with the Baltimore County Police, TACOP volunteers patrol the streets of downtown Towson and 25 local neighborhoods, monitor criminal activity and call 911 to report any suspected crimes they see while on patrol. 

         TACOP’s annual Rally will be held on Friday, June 19, 6:00 to 6:30 PM on Allegheny Avenue between Washington Ave and the Roundabout.  Towson Chamber of Commerce’s popular Friday night “Feet on the Street” block party will follow. Attendees are urged to bring their own chairs. In the event of rain, the location of the Rally will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church located at 120 Allegheny Avenue.

       Highlights of the 15th Rally Against Crime ceremony include a Boy Scouts of America Color Guard and the singing of the national anthem, brief remarks by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief James Johnson and awards recognizing TACOP unsung heroes for their significant contributions to make Towson a safer place. 

          Honorees include: Jen Spry, Activist Combating Human Trafficking; Chief of Towson University Police Bernie Gerst and staff; Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s President John B. Chessare and Domestic Violence Program staff, Former Baltimore County Police Colonel Kim Ward and, posthumously, William Toohey, former County Police Spokesperson.   

      Families are encouraged to bring their children to the Rally to enjoy activities like climbing on the Providence Volunteer Fire Department fire truck, sitting in a police car and getting inside of a race car donated by Brooks Huff Tire & Auto Centers.   Captain Dee-Fense will also put in a special appearance at the Rally.

         TACOP encourages the public to attend its Rally Against Crime on June 19th. For more information, refer to http://towsonareacop.wordpress.com/about/. TACOP is a 501c3 organization founded in 2000 to help Towson Area neighborhoods start COP Programs and is solely supported by donations.

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

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

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

C.O.P. RALLY AGAINST CRIME PRESS RELEASE

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

Suspicious Groups

Capt. Landsman is advising Towson Area COP patrollers to be alert for suspicious groups of people moving about or congregating in areas.
If noticed call 911 to have them checked out.

He said last night approx. 8 people were arrested trying to break into Towsontown Mall.

The Captain also suggests taking a break from all the news and doing something pleasurable.

Wesley Wood
Towson PCRC Director and Campus Hills COP Director

Message from Captain Landsman – reference Auto Thefts in Towson

We have experienced several theft of auto cases in our precinct and across the region where cars have been left unattended on the street, in driveways or in front of businesses with the engines running.  During the cold weather months, it is not uncommon to see an increase in these types of thefts.  However, things really seem to be picking up.  I have put out messages before asking residents to remove keys from vehicles and to take measures to prevent vehicle theft.  In the last 28 days, our precinct has experienced 9 cases of auto theft.  In 7 of those cases, keys were left in the vehicle, in an unlocked vehicle nearby, or the vehicle was running while unattended.  A call was dispatched just a half an hour ago for a stolen CRV that was left warming up on Walker Avenue.  It takes just seconds for someone to jump into a running car and take off with it.  It does not matter what kind of vehicle it is.  These suspects are opportunists.  Providing criminals with easy access to transportation enables them to move around the area to commit other crimes.  We have to make life difficult for the criminals!  Thats what we do in Towson!
 
Thanks for everything that you do,
 
Jay
Captain Jay Landsman, Jr.

Commander
Precinct 6 / Towson
Baltimore County Police Department
115 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
Office (410) 887-5507
Cell (443) 613-5833
jlandsman@baltimorecountymd.gov

Citizen Mischief Prevention Patrols to Monitor Towson Streets Tomorrow

Tomorrow evening, “Mischief Night,” Towson Area Citizens on Patrol will be out in force, patrolling Towson streets to deter Halloween pranksters and troublemakers on the eve of Halloween. Working in partnership with the
Baltimore County Police, COP Mischief Prevention Patrols will discourage mischievous acts like egg throwing and wrapping trees, porches and cars with rolls of toilet paper in downtown Towson and its 25 surrounding neighborhoods.  While most pranks are not crimes, tossing raw eggs at cars damages the car’s paint if it is not washed off immediately and raw egg fights leave a mess which residents and businesses have to clean up. In the last 14 years, COP volunteers have established a visible presence in Towson on Mischief Night and serve as a
deterrent to pranks and delinquent activity.

TACOP’s Mischief Night, which is open to the public, starts at 6 PM on October 30 at the Baltimore County Police Hillendale Resource Center located at 1055 Taylor Avenue. Attendees are asked to bring hats, gloves and scarves to donate to the Shelters and Family Crisis Center. After the COP volunteers network, compare notes on their neighborhoods patrols and enjoy light refreshments, the Mischief Prevention patrol schedule is reviewed. Patrols
commence at 7 PM and run through midnight.  Most COP volunteer drivers will have magnetized signs on their cars identifying them as COP patrollers and a blinking light on the car’s roof, although others will be unmarked as they patrol. Patrollers carry their cell phones and call 911 if they see suspect activity.

For more information refer to http://towsonareacop.wordpress.com/about/.
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
Janet Eveleth, PR/Media janeveleth@verizon.net 410-821-1008
Barbara Lewis, Website Coord blewis711@gmail.com 410-663-4266

TACOP to Step Up Patrols on Mischief Night

TACOP will be stepping up patrols of Towson streets on October 30, “Mischief Night,” to deter Halloween pranksters and troublemakers on the eve of Halloween. Working in partnership with the Baltimore County Police, COP. Mischief Prevention Patrols will be out in force that evening to discourage mischievous acts like egg throwing and wrapping trees and porches with rolls of toilet paper in downtown Towson and its 25 surrounding neighborhoods.

For 14 years, TACOP’s (Towson Area Citizens on Patrol) volunteer car patrols, walkers, joggers, bikers and dog walkers have established a visible presence in Towson on Mischief Night and serve as a major deterrent to pranks

and delinquent activity. While most pranks are not crimes, tossing raw eggs at cars damages the car’s paint if it is not washed off immediately and raw egg fights leave a mess which residents and businesses have to clean up. Since the inception of TACOP’s Mischief Night patrols, the number of incidents has declined.

TACOP’s Mischief Night, which is open to the public, starts at 6 PM on October 30 at the Baltimore County Police Hillendale Resource Center located at 1055 Taylor Avenue. Attendees are asked to bring hats, gloves and

scarves to donate to the Shelters and Family Crisis Center. After the COP volunteers network, compare notes on their neighborhood patrols and enjoy light refreshments, the Mischief Prevention patrol schedule will be finalized. Patrols commence at 7 PM and run through midnight.

Most COP volunteer drivers will have magnetized signs on their cars identifying them as COP patrollers and a blinking light on the car’s roof, although others will be unmarked as they patrol. Patrollers carry their cell phones and call 911 if they see suspect activity.

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 http://towsonareacop.wordpress.com/about/.

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

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

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

Public Safety Day Event Flyer

 

2014 Public Safety Day