Commit yourself to being a Citizen On Patrol volunteer in your neighborhood one hour per month or whatever your particular neighborhood needs. Also remember that you are a Citizen On Patrol every hour of every day. Ways you can patrol: walk, drive, bike, while walking your dog or pushing a child in a stroller. Always carry a charged cell phone and be ready to contact 911. Never get involved in the suspicious activity you are observing. You should contact 911 while you are in any neighborhood and you see something suspicious.
Contact your neighborhood association to find out if you already have a COP Program. If one exists, contact the COP Program lead. If your neighborhood does not have a COP Program, and you are interested in starting one in your neighborhood, contact TACOP, Pat France, 410-828-5564 or TapEcnarf@gmail.com. We can help you get started. TACOP does not patrol your neighborhood for you, we will train you how to patrol and explain what you need.
To obtain the Baltimore County Police’s required COP training, contact Officer Amanda Halley, Baltimore County Police, Precinct Six, at 410-887-5933. Officer Halley holds these training sessions on a regular basis at 1055 Taylor Avenue at the Baltimore County Police Outreach Station. This training is approximately 20 minutes long.
You would benefit greatly by attending our TACOP monthly meetings at 7PM on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 1055 Taylor Avenue (across the parking lot from Hillendale Bowling Center). Entrance on Taylor Avenue. You can meet other COP volunteers and ask questions. There is always a police officer in attendance at our meetings. Feel free to ask the outreach officer any questions concerning suspected crime your neighborhood.