Police/Fire, Politics

Olszewski, Hyatt announce new Baltimore County Police Department reform initiatives

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore County Police Department Chief Melissa Hyatt on Friday announced a series of steps to improve accountability in the police department and promote more equitable policing. The steps are aimed at addressing systemic challenges and improving relationships between communities and the department. “The protests we’ve seen in Baltimore County and around the country …


Police/Fire, Politics

Implementation of police body camera program completed in Baltimore County

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced on Wednesday that the county had successfully completed its aggressive schedule of equipping all uniformed police officers with body-worn cameras. “Our police and information technology professionals implemented this important transparency initiative in a thorough and expedited manner,” said Kamenetz. “I appreciate the concerted efforts of our many partners including the Fraternal Order of Police …


Baltimore County Police Department body camera program set to begin July 6 (VIDEO)

The Baltimore County Police Department’s body-worn camera program is set to begin Wednesday, July 6. The first 10 cameras will be deployed that day to one officer in each of the county’s 10 precincts. After that, BCoPD will train 10 officers a week for 15 weeks, until 150 cameras are deployed. These 150 cameras will be distributed throughout the 10 …