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Public Safety Town Hall Planned with Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby

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A Baltimore nonprofit has organized a community town hall for next Tuesday with two of the city’s top public safety officials to try to alleviate residents’ concerns about crime.

Report: BPD’s Aerial Surveillance Program ‘Holds Potential,’ Needs Further Study

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The surveillance plane’s two “orbit areas” over Baltimore. Photo via Police Foundation/BPD.

A foundation devoted to researching policing strategies has concluded the Baltimore Police Department’s much-debated aerial surveillance program wasn’t a secret and was just an extension of investigative technology already in use. In fact, the foundation says in a new report that the program should be subject to “rigorous evaluation” so the BPD can proceed with its use, and develop guidelines in case other American police departments want to surveil their cities by plane, as well.

Baltimore Police Department Launches Its Own Mobile App

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A view of a tutorial for the BPD mobile app, via Periscope

The Baltimore Police Department is hoping to expand its connection with city residents following the launch of a new mobile app that lets users submit tips and track department activity from their mobile phones.

Bolton Hill Coffee Shop Targeted in 5 Robberies

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via Bolton Hill Cafe and Coffee Bar

After multiple robberies, the Park Cafe and Coffee Bar’s owner decided to stop taking cash.

Police to Bolster Neighborhood Patrols Following Reports of 2016 Reduction

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Courtesy Baltimore Police Department/Facebook

The Baltimore Police Department is shifting 100 officers to neighborhood patrol units in an effort to improve its community policing situation, a response to reports on their end-of-year staffing numbers and a subsequent letter from the police union pointing the finger at the department.

Howard County Has a New Sheriff in Town

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Gov. Larry Hogan has picked former Howard County police chief Bill McMahon as his replacement for James Fitzgerald.

Sextortion Case Reported at University of Maryland

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Photo by Albert Herring, via Flickr.

The FBI has flagged sextortion as a growing crime. This week, a case appeared at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Woman, 60, Killed and Elderly Woman Wounded in West Baltimore Sunday Night

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admin-ajax-1Detectives are looking for a person believed to have killed a 60-year-old woman and critically wounded an 80-year-old woman last night in West Baltimore.

Baltimore’s not the only city dealing with a rising murder rate, but it does stand out

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A newly released FBI report indicates violent crime rose across the United States in 2015. Murders increased by nearly 11 percent and violent crime overall increased by almost four percent, ending a two-year decline in total violent crimes. In Baltimore, the jump was over 60 percent.

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