PRECINCT 11 - ESSEX
* Meetings on the 2nd Monday of each Month @ 7:00 pm
( NO Meeting held in July & August )
** Many PCRC Councils are still conducting Virtual Video Conferences...
Check with your Local PCRC Director (all are Listed on Executive Council Page) for more Information.
PCT 11 COMMANDER CAPT. ELIOT LATCHAW
* Meetings held at:
Stemmers Run Sub-Station
99 Stemmers Run Road
Essex, MD 21221
AUTO THEFTS SPIKE IN COUNTY
~ There has been a spike in preventable auto thefts throughout Baltimore County. Since July 1, there have been 84 car thefts involving cars left running and unattended as well as keys and spare key fobs left in vehicles. These auto thefts could have been prevented. Leaving a car running, unattended and unlocked are what thieves look for when choosing a vehicle to steal.
According to the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, a car is stolen every 45 seconds. It is also reported that 95 percent of vehicles stolen did not have an anti-theft device and more than 60 percent of car thefts occurred at night. Most modern cars are equipped with standard anti-theft features that are beneficial when used.
Don’t give your car away. If a car is left running and unattended a traffic citation may be issued that carries a $70 fine and one point on a driver’s license.
~ Follow these simple tips to avoid having your car stolen:
· Always lock your car doors.
· Never leave your car running and unattended.
· Remove and secure all valuables.
· Never leave keys in your car. Always take them with you.
· Make sure your car is equipped with an anti-theft device.
~ Remember, take your keys with you, remove your belongings and lock your doors. These tips are also available on the Department's Page at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgv7tav-MZo
Ofc. A. Heavner #4340
Precinct 11/ Outreach Unit
CONNECT WITH BALTIMORE COUNTY
~ WHAT IS PCRC ?
*** PCRC 11 - ESSEX POLICE & COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL...
( PCRC 11 )
~ Did you know that there is a "Police Community Relations Council" (aka: PCRC) in your Area? Most people are not aware until a concern sneaks around the corner and comes into their community!
*** PCRC 11 - MISSION STATEMENT...
...is dedicated to serving the citizens who live in the Essex Precinct 11 District and Police Department of Baltimore County. Our work with the Police Department helps to better serve those in our area by bringing forward the concerns of citizens. We also help our members to better understand the procedures of the Police Department offering them an informal venue of communication between the Police, individuals and community organizations. Our Mission is to forge better communications, awareness, understanding and respect of the Citizens in our area and the Police who serve our needs. This enables us to assist the Baltimore County Police Department at educating our citizens and businesses about crime awareness and prevention methods suitable to our area and the Law and Order they are required to enforce and maintain.
~ By establishing this relationship we realize and provide the additional tools, services and cooperation the Police need in order to improve the safety and quality of our lives, making it safer for them to do so.
*** OUR ONLY FUNDING SOURCE IS YOU!!
~ Dear Member:
PCRC is a no-frills charitable organization, with no paid staff, no luxurious offices, no fancy dinners, and no boondoggles. Every dollar you contribute is spent to support the efforts of the Law Enforcement Officers here in our local community. How does the PCRC do this? Here are just a few of the ways:
Underwriting the costs of specialized training on dealing with domestic violence, the impact of drugs in the community, gang violence, hostage incidents and terrorist threats.
Purchasing badly needed equipment, things like bicycles for community patrols and laser beacons for the K-9 Unit.
Providing Thanksgiving and Christmas meals at the Precinct for the Officers who are at work, away from their families, on these Holidays.
Sponsoring an Annual Officer Appreciation Day to recognize the Precinct's men & women, their spouses, and children for their sacrifices they make for us every day of the year.
Honoring an Officer-of-the-Year, selected by the Precinct Commander, and the PCRC Board, with an engraved plaque.
We also organize and hold monthly Meetings at which the Precinct Commander and his colleagues come together to inform all members of the Community, all of whom are welcome to attend, to discuss Crime Trends, learn about Police activities, share Community and Police concerns, hear Crime Prevention tips, and improve communication.
In the meantime, please make your tax-deductible charitable contribution of $10, $25, $50 -- however much or little you can afford -- to your local Precinct PCRC today. Also, consider a request of a $100 contribution from your Homeowner's Association.
The local Precinct PCRC exists to enhance and recognize the work of the dedicated men and women at the Local Precinct, as well as to further Police=Community communication and understanding. We need your assistance, will put whatever you donate to good use, and will greatly appreciate your charitable gift in support of our local Police Precinct.
Thank You in advance for your Support,
Local PCRC Director
*** What is a "Police & Community Relations Council"?
~ There are 9 Precincts in Baltimore County and each Precinct currently has an active PCRC made up of community groups, businesses and concerned citizens. The Essex PCRC acts as a support group for Precinct 11 and their personnel. The PCRC assist the Baltimore County Police Department in the education of citizens in how to reduce and prevent crime; and acts as a liaison between the Baltimore County Police Department and the Community.
~ We know that everyone leads busy lives -- it is about one and a half hours of your time once a month! In one and a half hours you should gain valuable information concerning crime & crime trends in your neighborhoods and learn the resources available to assist you directly from the Precinct Commander, an Officer from the Community Outreach Unit and sometimes a guest speaker from the Baltimore County Police Department or a related agency.
~ Council Meetings are held monthly within nearly every Precinct Command in Baltimore County. The Council members meet with the Precinct Commander and other attending Police personnel. These meetings are an excellent way to resolve issues that exist between the Community and the Police Department. They provide an open forum where citizens may bring attention to problems within their neighborhood and allow them to be addressed with the appropriate joint Police and Community response. These meetings also provide a line of communications where the Police Department can inform the Community of departmental programs and enlist community help in crime prevention projects.
~ Members of the Councils regularly recognize individual Officers within their Precincts through various yearly and monthly awards. Some Police Councils have fund-raisers to purchase and provide needed equipment and supplies for their Precincts.
~ Our goal is to make the Precinct & Community a safer place to live through mutual understanding of Police and Citizen concerns. We provide a structured forum where Law Enforcement officials and citizens can come together to discuss concerns in their neighborhoods.
~ The Police Community Relations Councils are constantly recruiting and always welcome new members. We encourage our Police Officers to utilize their Council as an important resource to members of the community who may be interested in:
Learning about the Police Department
Bringing Community problems to the attention of the Department
Participating in Crime Prevention activities
~ Participate in Community and Crime Prevention Programs with your Police Department to create a safer and more secure community. We invite you to join us when you can.
*** Contact the Community Outreach Unit in your Precinct (see below) for additional information.
BALTIMORE COUNTY POLICE
PRECINCT 11 - ESSEX
216 North Marlyn Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21221
The PCRC is politically non-partisan and does NOT endorse any candidate for public office.
Baltimore County Police & Community Relations Council is a 501.c.3 organization