Towson Area Citizens On Patrol

Towson Area Citizens On Patrol (TACOP) is a 501(c)3 volunteer organization founded in 2000 to help Towson Area neighborhoods start COP Programs. Neighborhood COP groups are started voluntarily by members of the community and are often very effective at deterring crime. For information on starting a local neighborhood COP, contact Pat France ( or 410-828-5564) at TACOP. Currently, TACOP has 25 active COP neighborhoods and is solely supported by donations from the public.

Welcome to Towson Area Citizens on Patrol’s Website

We’re happy you’ve come to visit and learn a little bit more about our organization, and what we do to keep our community safe.

The idea behind this website is to encourage a greater awareness in the community and bring people together.

This is a community website. If you have suggestions please leave a comment.

You can also reach us at

In addition to comments, we need your help. This site will only work if we update it frequently and consistently. That means we need content. If you have news to share, please don’t hesitate.

Photos are always welcome.

We hope this website will be a successful asset to the great work Towson Area Citizens on Patrol is already doing in our community.

Citizens on Patrol Team Up for Safety

See Something, Say Something Because Crime is Not Welcome in Towson

Be the Eyes and Ears of our Baltimore County Police. Report SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY by calling: 911 FOR EMERGENCIES or 410-887-2222 FOR NON-EMERGENCIES

We are asking every resident to be a CITIZEN ON PATROL ALL THE TIME. Especially during a holiday season! COP Driver on Patrol – Sign up for COP car patrol, just one hour a month whenever you have time. Talk with Pat France, 410-828-5564.

COP Walker/Biker/Runner/Driver on Patrol – Be vigilant as you go about your usual routine in the neighborhood.  Carry your cell phone and call one of the above numbers if you see anything suspicious (Don’t hesitate).

COP Supporter: Be vigilant as you come and go from the neighborhood.  Upon returning to the neighborhood, drive the “long” way home.  Carry your cell phone and call one of the above numbers if you see anything suspicious.

Communities That Jointly Compose Towson Area COP