Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Towson Area Citizens on Patrol took part in National Night Out on Tuesday evening.
Sirens blared through Towson on Tuesday evening, yet not a thing was wrong. Accompianing the sirens and horns were signs and the call that "Crime is not welcome in Towson." The procession of lights and sirens was part of Towson Area Citizens on Patrol's annual celebration of National Night Out. The event was one of hundreds of "nights out" nationwide, and more than 40 in Baltimore County. But Towson's event is the only one that unites groups from around the area, not just a single neighborhood. Residents gathered at the Towson Place shopping center, joined by representatives from Baltimore County police, the Baltimore County Sheriff's Office, Baltimore County Auxiliary Police, Towson University Police Department, Sen. Barbara Mikulski's …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The group hosts its National Night Out next month.
Janice Arcieri of Towson Area Citizens on Patrol sent in this photo of Citizens on Patrol members in Stoneleigh, filling car trunks with nonperishable food ahead of National Night Out on Aug. 7. Bring more nonperishables to the event next month at the Towson Place shopping center to benefit the Assistance Center of Towson Churches.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Three activists and Baltimore County's top cop were honored.
Friday night's Feet on the Street concert featured Towson Area Citizens on Patrol's annual Rally Against Crime. As the group announced this week, wards were given to Wesley Wood, director of the Precinct 6 Police Community Relations Council, police Chief James Johnson and Stoneleigh resident Amy Williams. Also honored with a surprise leadership award was Wiltondale resident Kathy Fick who directs COP efforts in her neighborhood and this year helped arrange $1,200 in donations to the Towson group from Wiltondale's community association board and its residents. Contributor Elizabeth Heubeck told Fick's story in a feature last August. COP members from across Towson attended, joined by dignitaries including Councilman David Marks, state Dels. …
Monday, June 11, 2012
The annual Rally Against Crime will be held Friday in downtown Towson.
At its annual Rally Against Crime on Friday, Towson Area Citizens on Patrol will recognize a community activist, the chief of Baltimore County police and a promising Towson teen. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m, right before Friday's Feet on the Street block party on Allegheny Avenue, weather permitting. Here are the honorees, according to a COP press release. Recognition Award: Wesley Wood is the director of the Baltimore County Police Community Relations Council—Precinct 6. He first became involved with the group in 2002 and has served as director since 2009. He lives in Campus Hills. Achievement Award: Baltimore County police Chief James Johnson is marking five years as chief in Baltimore County. Young Leader of the Year: Stoneleigh …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Towson Area Citizens on Patrol to host Qdoba fundraiser, featuring a burrito relay.
It's the sort of competition where your warm-ups involve standing in line, craning your neck at a menu and keeping your drink at the ready. A burrito relay is the centerpiece of a fundraiser for Towson Area Citizens on Patrol to be held at the Joppa Road Qdoba on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. The group, formerly an informal organization, recently incorporated as a nonprofit. At the same time, TACOP lost a $1,000 county grant and local corporate donors pulled back their support. So the residents had to get creative, said Janice Arcieri, the group's secretary. "When we started thinking about a fundraiser, our president, Mike Calwell, said, 'Let's go to Qdoba,'" she said. The Towson location will give 15 percent of its receipts for the night to the…