- The Anne Arundel County Police Department Guardian Shield program endeavors to bring our private and public sectors together.
- The CyberTipline receives leads and tips regarding suspected crimes of sexual exploitation committed against children. More than 2.2 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been made to the CyberTipline between 1998 and Dec. 2013.
- Link to AA Police, On-Line Crime Reporting (Not for crimes in progress)
- Metro Crime Stoppers of Md. Anonymously provide information which will result in the resolution of unsolved crimes.
- Link to CrimeReports.com, police to public reporting for your neighborhood. An online mapping and analysis service using police data to provide the public with crime statistics via a Google-based map or a descriptive summary format.
Anne Arundel County Police Department now on Twitter-
The Anne Arundel County Police Department is now on Twitter. In an effort to bring
consistent and timely information to the citizens of Anne Arundel County, the department is
utilizing various social media tools to enhance this mission. Twitter is a social networking microblogging
service that enables its users to send and read other users' updates that are referred to as
tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 bytes in length. Updates are displayed on the
user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them.
The department will use Twitter as a recruiting tool, crime prevention and education
outlet and utilize this social networking medium to unite people with common law enforcement
interests. Our agency strives to promote public safety and Twitter gives us another avenue to do
so. To follow the Anne Arundel County Police Department on Twitter, please
visit this link.
Anne Arundel County Police Department Launches Facebook Page-
The Anne Arundel County Police Department is pleased to announce the creation of its
very own Facebook page. This page was originally launched on February 20, 2009, and is
formatted in a user friendly manner that allows visitors to easily navigate and view pictures,
watch videos, read press releases and public service announcements and network by becoming a
fan of the department. Additionally, the department posts crime posters and will explore the
option of adding surveillance video in the future. The page is updated on a daily basis.
Facebook offers the Anne Arundel County Police department a unique opportunity to
utilize our page as a recruiting tool, crime prevention and education outlet and allows us to
utilize this social networking medium to unite people with common law enforcement interests
and to disseminate information to the public in a timely fashion.
Facebook is a free social networking website. To view the Anne Arundel County Police
Departmentís Facebook page, simply
follow this link.
- From our Police liaison, October 2008-
The theft of catalytic converters is a growing problem throughout the
state. Thieves target areas such as parking lots, park 'n rides,
schools, dealerships, businesses, and driveways. They prefer vehicles
that sit high off the ground, such as SUVs, vans, and trucks. Particular
targets are Toyota 4 Runners and Tacomas, Dodge Sprinters, Jeep
Cherokees, and Nissan Frontiers. A professional thief can remove a
catalytic converter with a cordless reciprocating saw in less than three
minutes, causing significant damage to the vehicle, or unbolt one in
five minutes. The thieves are after the precious metals inside the
converters, including platinum, palladium, and rhodium, which they then
sell to dealers for several hundred dollars per converter. To protect
yourself, park in well-lighted areas as close as possible to main
entrances and beneath video surveillance cameras; install car alarms
with motion sensors; put VIN numbers on the converters; park your car in
the garage not in the driveway; and call 911 if you see suspicious
activity. Give the police the time and place of the theft, plus any
details about the thieves and their vehicles.
- Information from Sergeant Jeff Morgan, Burglary Unit Supervisor at Eastern District Police Dept., November 19, 2007-
Eastern District is currently seeing a pattern of burglaries where the suspects are entering through basement doors and rear sliding doors. As a reminder, please notify your community residents to keep their doors and windows locked. Also, lighting in the rear of a residence can act as a deterrent to criminal activity. Sliding doors are easily opened but placing a simple piece of wood or a broom handle in the track can help block the door if the latch is opened. It also helps us when you have a record of serial numbers for valuables.
The most important asset we have is information. If you see any suspicious activity in your communities, please do not hesitate to call 911 to report it. You may remain anonymous. Valuable information such as registration plate numbers, clothing description, and the physical description of suspects is helpful in the investigation of burglaries, and the more detailed the information, the better chance we have to serve you.
- The attached information on "Rape Safety" was presented to one of our Board Members by his daughter. We have elected to share it with you in hopes that it will be distributed to all our Community HOA homeowners. If this information helps one person then it would be worth it.
- Here are links to two sex offender websites: nationally there is the Family Watchdog site and locally the State of Maryland site S.O.C.E.M.
- This booklet(pdf .46M) was created by Maryland's Attorney General and was sent to all 24 Maryland County School Superintendents . It contains facts and statistics about sexual offending, advice from professionals on how to protect children from unidentified sex offenders, guidance on how to use the Sex Offender Registry, and explanations in plain language of many of the terms used in the Registry.
- This brochure from Homeland Security about securing our waterways is of interest even if you are not a boater.
- Rules for Mopeds, Motor Scooters, Pocket Bikes and ATVs
- Fireworks, Safety and the Law.