When I said the simulator and scenario rooms were fun, I had forgotten about the module on the K-9 Unit. It’s remarkable how even the most serious adults in the room light up and melt at the sight of a dog. As a dog-lover myself, I really enjoyed learning about the BPD’s canine unit and … More Baltimore City’s K-9 Unit
The night I played pretend on a simulator and embarrassed myself in a scenario room… … More Simulator and Scenario Rooms
Sergeant Rangel spoke to our citizens’ academy class about the BPD’s Bomb Squad. Until three years ago, the bomb squad was just a part-time team. They are now a full-time squad, receiving 350-400 calls for service a year. Of those hundreds, only about 5 tend to be considered legitimate threats. There are seven bomb squads … More Baltimore City’s Bomb Squad
What I learned in my training on use of force. … More Citizen’s Academy Use of Force Review
We hear a lot of bad things about Baltimore City and the Baltimore City Police Department. Many will argue that the key to fighting violence and crime is through our communities. HBO recently released a documentary called Baltimore Rising, following both sides of the uprising and the aftermath of Freddie Gray and the police trials. … More Baltimore Police Department’s Community Collaboration Division
Learn about Baltimore City’s SWAT team. … More Baltimore City S.W.A.T.
Baltimore has earned a reputation for crime. Some call it Charm City; others call it Bodymore, Murdaland. Some students were aghast at the level of gang activity here. Having worked in just the womens’ prison, this was no surprise. Detectives Smith and Miller began their presentation on gangs with a gangsta rap video to demonstrate … More Baltimore Gangs