Police/Fire, Politics

Fraternal Order of Police endorses Councilman Marks for re-election

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks has been endorsed for reelection by the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4, which represents 3,200 active and retired police officers. The endorsement was made at the organization’s meeting on Monday, March 28th. “Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4 looks forward to working with Councilman Marks, a strong supporter of …


Police/Fire

Parkville’s FOP Lodge 4 accuses Police Chief Hyatt of ending due process for police officers following HB 670 vote

PARKVILLE, MD—Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #4, located in Parkville, released a statement on Thursday accusing Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt of ending due process for police officers who make an error while on the job. The statement was issued in response to a vote on HB670 by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission, which included …


County passes bill allowing police retirees to continue serving Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD— On Monday night, the Baltimore County Council passed legislation sponsored by Councilmen Tom Quirk (D-Catonsville) and David Marks (R-Perry Hall) that will allow for police retirees to be hired back by the county if they provide specialized knowledge that will benefit the county. Police retirees are one group that could be rehired by the county. The legislation was …

County Executive Olszewski, Councilman Jones announce SMART Policing Act to modernize policing in Baltimore County

UPDATE: The Baltimore County Council has passed the SMART Policing Act. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, County Councilman Julian Jones, and other members of the Baltimore County Council on Tuesday announced the Strengthening Modernization, Accountability, Reform, and Transparency (SMART) Policing Act, a comprehensive package of initiatives to improve and modernize policing in Baltimore County while …

Free Kona Ice event to be held at FOP Lodge in Carney tonight

CARNEY, MD—Summer may be almost over, but the fun continues for at least one more night. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 4 in Carney will hold a free shaved ice event on Wednesday night, September 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. “Stop by to say ‘Hi’ and enjoy a Kona Ice treat before the end of summer,” reads the official …