Foundation Receives 2018 BGE Emergency Responder Safety Grant

The Baltimore County Police Foundation was the recipient of a $4,000 grant through BGE’s Emergency Responder Safety Grant Program.  This grant was used to implement the Baltimore County Police Department’s K-9 Search and Rescue Operation Enhancements with Thermal Imaging Project, providing thermal imaging capabilities to enhance search and rescue operations by the Department’s two Bloodhound Teams.  We appreciate BGE’s continued support of the Police Foundation and the Police Department. #BGEGRANTS

Sponsors Needed!

Plans are underway for the 39th Annual Awards Dinner & Program scheduled for Monday, April 29, 2019.  This event, which recognizes the outstanding performance by the men and women of the Baltimore County Police Department, will be held at the Valley Mansion by Martins in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

We are currently seeking sponsor commitments.  Full details on sponsor opportunities and benefits can be found by clicking here.

40th Annual Hostage Negotiation Seminar

Registration is now open for the 40th Annual Hostage Negotiation Seminar is scheduled for February 5-6, 2019 in Hunt Valley, Maryland.  Hosted by the Baltimore County Police Department and the Baltimore Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, this is a must attend seminar for law enforcement, corrections, and mental health/behavioral science personnel involved in hostage/crisis negotiations. Register early as this event is always a sell out!

Click here  for more information. 

38th Annual Awards Dinner

The Foundation’s 38th Annual Awards Dinner was held on Monday, April 30, 2018 at The Valley Mansion by Martins. Twenty-three members of the Baltimore County Police Department were recognized for their contributions in the areas of Community Service, Crime Prevention, Distinguished Contribution to the Profession, Exceptional Individual & Group Performance, and Valor.

Click here to learn more about this year’s award recipients. Their stories are impressive!

We would like to thank this year’s sponsors whose contributions enable the Foundation to fulfill its mission to provide Guidance, Resources and Recognition to the members of the Baltimore County Police Department.

 

Award Recipients Featured on “Police Report”

The next edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through May 31. This segment focuses on the members of the Baltimore County Police Department that were recognized at the Baltimore County Police Foundation Awards Dinner held in April. Award recipients were interviewed about their outstanding accomplishments.

Click here to view the program.

Foundation Receives BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grant

The Baltimore County Police Foundation was the recipient of a $3,000 grant through BGE’s Emergency Response and Safety Grant Program. Attending the ceremony on January 31, 2017 in Ellicott City, Maryland, were Foundation President Stephen Somers and Colonel Alexander Jones, Commander of the Police Department’s Operations Bureau. This grant will be used to purchase Emergency Personal Protective Equipment for use by the Police Department.  We appreciate BGE’s continued support of the Police Foundation and the Police Department. #BGEGRANTS

36th Annual Award Recipients – Hear their Stories!

 On April 25, 2016, the Baltimore County Police Foundation hosted its 36th Annual Awards Dinner & Program. This annual program recognizes the outstanding performance by members of the Baltimore County Police Department and strengthens the relationship between the Police Department and the business community. This year, the Foundation presented awards to 13 members of the Department.

We invite you to click here to listen to the impressive interviews with these amazing people. Additional information on our awards recipients can be found here.

 

Foundation Elects New Officers

Congratulations to our newly elected officers. These Officers, elected at the May business meeting, will serve a two-year term (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018).  The Board of Directors is comprised of locally-based, communty-focused leaders who recognize the vital contribution the Police Department makes to the well-being and quality of life enjoyed by individuals and businesses in the County.

Together, these dedicated Officers represent more than 37 years of combined service to the Baltimore County Police Foundation.   

 

Mission BBQ Does it Again!

On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Mission BBQ presented the Baltimore County Police Foundation with a check in the amount of $4,733.50 as part of their annual 9/11 Giving Back Campaign. Shown in the photo, left to right, are Josh Mitchell, Operating Partner of  Mission BBQ Perry Hall, Foundation Director Sharon Akers, St. John Properties, Mission BBQ Perry Hall Teammate Amber Jenkins, and Colonel Joseph Burris, Baltimore County Police Foundation.

We are proud of our affiliation with Mission BBQ, and appreciate all of the many things they do, day in and day out, to support our first responders. Thank You!

 

35th Anniversary Tribute

35th LOGO_COLOROn Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the Baltimore County Police Foundation celebrated the 35th anniversary of its Annual Awards Dinner & Program. This program was established in 1980 to recognize Police Department employees for outstanding performance and to strengthen the relationship between the Department and the business community. To date, the Foundation has presented 293 awards to members of the Police Department. 

We are very proud of what we have accomplished in our 36-year history as a Foundation. A special 35th Anniversary Tribute was prepared to commemorate this special anniversary. In the video, you will hear from a variety of people involved in our history – Chiefs of Police,  Foundation Presidents, and, most importantly, some of our past award recipients. Please take a moment to hear their stories. Click here to view the video.

Visit our “Annual Awards Program” tab to learn about this year’s award recipients and sponsors.

Foundation Welcomes New Member Companies

The Police Foundation is pleased to welcome three new member companies:

Motorola Solutions represented by Dee Freeman
Mission BBQ Perry Hall represented by Josh Mitchell
Dunbar Armored represented by Patrick Gibbons

We would also like to recognize CES Security for their support as a contributing member.

The support and participation of the local business community enables us to fulfill our mission to provide guidance, resources and recognition to the members of the Baltimore County Police Department.

Thank You, Mission BBQ!

 
 
On September 16, 2014, Foundation President Steve Somers and Chief James Johnson were presented with a check in the amount of $3,793.50 from Mission BBQ Perry Hall. This donation was the result of Mission BBQ’s 9-11 commemorative cup sales. We thank Mission BBQ for their continued support of the men and women of the Baltimore County Police Department!
Show in the photo (left to right) Josh Mitchell, Steve Somers, Chief Johnson, Paul Sattler.

Foundation Receives Grant from BGE to Improve Communications for First Responders

Baltimore County first responders have received a financial boost from Baltimore Gas and Electric Company through a grant given to the Baltimore County Police Foundation.  Click here to learn more.

 

2014 Award Recipients Honored

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, the Police Foundation presented awards to 31 deserving members of the Baltimore County Police Department. The Annual Awards Program was attended by over 280 department members, business and community leaders. Keynote speaker was Rod Rosenstein, United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. Click here to read the interesting stories behind this year’s award recipients. We’d also like to recognize those companies who helped sponsor this dinner. It is through their continued support that the Foundation is able to provide valuable resources to the Baltimore County Police Department. 

Foundation Donates Electric Stand-up Patroller Vehicles to Police Department

At a press conference held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, the Baltimore County Police Foundation was recognized for its donation of three electric stand-up vehicles (ESV) that will be used primarily in the Towson entertainment area. The vehicles cost $39,000 and were purchased with funds raised through the Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner. Once this donation has been approved by the Baltimore County Council, the ESV’s will be deployed in downtown Towson, and be used at parades and other events throughout the county, as the need arises. 

T-3 Electric Stand-Up Vehicle

 

Foundation Vice President Wayne Ross & Officer Jason Sherfey