Crime, Police/Fire

County police confirm 34 homicides in 2016, high clearance rates

The Baltimore County Police Department confirms 34 homicides in 2016. All but six of those cases have been cleared. BCoPD says their Homicide Unit’s clearance rate continues to exceed state and national averages. Its overall clearance rate for 2016 – which under FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines includes cases from previous years that were solved this year – stands at …


Crime, Politics

White Marsh Precinct Commander awarded for crime reduction

Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson presented awards on Tuesday at a commanders’ meeting. The awards went to commanders of precincts that saw a drop in overall crime in 2015. Baltimore County experienced a 4.1 percent drop in overall crime in 2015 when compared to the previous five year average. Captain Jonathan Trentzsch (Former Commander of the Woodlawn Precinct) received …


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 …