If you have any issues to report or discuss with the Baltimore Police, contact our area representative,
Officer Torres. Text or call him at 443-681-0757.
The BPD says there are things we can all do to stay safe:
- If you notice a group of people walking together who are not dressed appropriately for the current weather, call 911 to communicate about suspicious people. This could be a group of people walking in winter jackets/winter type masks when it was unseasonably warm like yesterday.
- If you are in a transition period (e.g. unloading groceries at home, ending a phone call in the car before getting out, etc.) be attentive to your surroundings. Put your phone away. Take your earbuds out and get from point A to point B.
- If you are the victim of a crime, don’t try to be a hero. Sometimes the best information you can share is the color/type of shoes the suspect was wearing. Suspects can take off their hoodies and T-shirts but rarely will they take off their shoes after a crime is committed.
- Ensure that any cameras you have at your home/business are recording properly and that footage is being saved properly so it can be shared in a time of need. You never know when BPD may need footage from your camera to help your neighbors (or yourself).
As part of our community efforts on safety, Hull St. has a new addition: a temporary light tower has been installed at the end of the street. In addition, Under Armour has conducted a lighting survey and will be improving lighting as needed throughout their campus. Input is welcome!
Under Armour is adding a new security guard everyday from 8pm-8am to focus specifically on promenade issues. They also have cameras trained to the end of Hull Street. They, too, are concerned about recent activity, and are working closely with the Southern District to request increased presence and patrol of the area to stop the momentum of illicit activity.
Key Takeaways from Emergency Meeting re: Firearms Discharge on Hull St.
Approximately 60 neighbors along with Senator Ferguson, Councilman Costello, Mark Edelson and Southern District Community Liaison, Officer Torres, met to discuss last Friday night’s firearms discharge on Hull St. Please reach out to the LPCA via firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
- Anyone with camera footage or witness accounts of the incident should contact the Southern District Community Liaison, Officer Torres at 443-681-0757. If you have camera footage, contact him and he will then email you where you can send the footage. This contact can be anonymous if desired.
- Any suspicious activity not related to this should also be reported to Officer Torres in addition to a 911 report as he is our community representative.
- Additional patrols for the BPD Southern District have been assigned to our neighborhood and will be focusing on the area around the base of Hull Street where groups are known to congregate.
- Please check security cameras for footage after 12:30am up to 4am on Friday for 2 different 4-door sedans heading away from the Under Armour end of Hull Street towards Fort Ave., or using any of the cross streets (Marriott, Cuba, Beason, Clement), and send footage to Officer Torres via the number above.
- The LPCA will be sending a letter on behalf of the community to Councilman Costello and our legislative team requesting that DoT/DPW add temporary lighting at the base of Hull Street with the intent to install permanent lighting as well.
- The LPCA meets monthly in the FSK Cafeteria, and discusses any safety concerns with Officer Torres in attendance. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Baltimore Police Department Explorers Program
The Explorers Program provides young adults interested in a career in law enforcement with a comprehensive training, competition, service and practical experiences. Character development, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism are integral components of the overall program. Through their involvement in the program, Explorers develop an awareness of the purpose, mission and objectives of the BPD. The Law Enforcement Exploring Program has six pillars: career education, character development, community service, diversity, leadership, and violence prevention. Interested young people between the ages of 14-20 should watch this brief video and visit this website for more information. Questions? Reach out to Officer Owens (Dominique.Owens@BaltimorePolice.org) or Officer Torres (Claude.Torres@BaltimorePolice.org).