Citizens on Patrol units in Towson get grant from police

Citizens on Patrol units in Towson and Loch Raven will receive $4,430 in grants from the Baltimore County Police Department, according to a news release from 5th District County Councilman David Marks, who represents both Towson and Loch Raven.

The awards include support for COP units in Anneslie, Cromwood-Coventry, Campus Hills, Knettishall, Idlewylde, Southland Hills, Stoneleigh and West Towson.

"As I have said often, Greater Towson has among the strongest Citizens on Patrol programs in Baltimore County," Marks said in his release. "COP units play an effective role in maintaining public safety, and I would like to thank all those volunteers who participate in this activity."

The county has approximately 100 such crime prevention groups that patrol their neighborhoods. Baltimore County offers grants each year to help with operating costs, according to the Baltimore County government website.

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