New officers assigned to Towson
The first of three officers to be added to the Towson Precinct will begin on Nov. 1.
Last Spring Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson promised to increase enforcement, specifically in the downtown Towson entertainment district, Director of Public Safety Information Elise Armacost said. He wanted to add three officers to the precinct and so far one of those positions has been filled.
“We’re looking forward to having these positions filled,” she said. “We want a thriving downtown in Towson. We have a lot of people there sometimes. We want that. But when you have more people, you have the potential for more incidents. That’s why we’re strengthening the police presence.”
Although they want these officers out there as soon as possible, there is a formal police process of filling these positions to assure that there isn’t a vacancy left in another command if someone is transferred, Armacost said. The officers have to go through a hiring process with the applications and interview.
“It goes to the heart of the fact that we are making sure that downtown is safe,” Armacost said.