Police/Fire, Politics, Sponsored

Baltimore County FOP endorses Carl Jackson for Maryland State Delegate

The following is a sponsored post from Delegate Carl Jackson BALTIMORE, MD—On August 22, 2022, the general membership of the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police endorsed Delegate Carl Jackson for Maryland State Delegate — 8th Legislative District, Delegate Jackson believes that public safety must be a top priority at every level of government and, to make this a reality, …


Police/Fire, Politics

Baltimore County Police Chief Hyatt responds to FOP Lodge 4 letter seeking her removal

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Police Department Chief Melissa Hyatt on Monday night issued a response to a letter from the Fraternal Order of Police seeking her removal. After their meeting on Monday night, members of FOP Lodge 4 sent a letter to Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski stating that they had lost confidence in Chief Hyatt and requesting that she be …


Citing ‘loss of confidence,’ Baltimore County police union seeks removal of Chief Hyatt

UPDATE: Chief Hyatt has issued a response to FOP Lodge 4’s letter. Original story below… ——— TOWSON, MD—A local police union is seeking to oust the chief of police. On Monday evening, the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police met in Timonium and voted to seek the removal of Chief Melissa Hyatt. In a letter to Baltimore County Executive Johnny …

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 …

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 …

Councilman Marks to seek re-election in reconfigured Fifth District

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced that he will seek reelection in the new Fifth District, a reconfigured area that stretches from Harford Road to Bowleys Quarters along the county’s east side. The new district includes such communities as Carney, Perry Hall, Kingsville, White Marsh, Chase, Oliver Beach, and Middle River. About 44 percent of the Fifth …

Governor Hogan announces historic agreements with state employee unions

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that the state completed historic agreements with state employee unions that will lead to significant salary increases for law enforcement officers, firefighters, nurses, and other front line healthcare workers. The governor also announced an enhanced focus on mental health resources available to state employees. In addition to these tentative agreements, the administration has …

Baltimore County Police Department seeking local residents to sit on disciplinary trial board

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department is currently seeking County residents to sit on the department’s disciplinary trial board. Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Baltimore County Police Department and the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police, members of the public may participate in the disciplinary process by serving on hearing boards. To participate, you must meet the …