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File #: 17-0047R    Version: 0 Name: Calling For An Expansive Auxiliary Police Program in Baltimore
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Withdrawn
File created: 9/18/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 7/6/2020
Enactment #:
Title: Calling For An Expansive Auxiliary Police Program in Baltimore For the purpose of calling for an expansive Auxiliary Police Program and the expanded use of telephone and online crime reporting in Baltimore.
Sponsors: Brandon M. Scott, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Eric T. Costello, President Young, Bill Henry, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Sharon Green Middleton, Shannon Sneed, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: Auxiliary, Baltimore City, Police, Program
Attachments: 1. 17-0047R~1st Reader, 2. Police 17-0047R, 3. Finance 17-0047R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmembers Scott and Schleifer


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Calling For An Expansive Auxiliary Police Program in Baltimore
For the purpose of calling for an expansive Auxiliary Police Program and the expanded use of telephone and online crime reporting in Baltimore.
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Historically the Baltimore Police Department has had over 3,000 sworn members with over 1,000 of them being in patrol. However, today the number of officers assigned to patrol has fallen to around 700. The shortage of patrol officers in Baltimore has been well documented over the past year. Officers are being drafted for mandatory overtime everyday just to meet basic patrol needs for the city.

However, despite this reality, the city has not altered the way the Department operates even amidst a historic increase in violent crimes.

In cities across the country, police departments use auxiliary police as a force multiplier. Traffic accidents, special event traffic, monitoring city watch cameras, and taking reports of minor crimes like larceny from auto or vandalism are just a few ways auxiliary police are used. These volunteer hours free up officers to focus on being proactive on violent crime.

This year Baltimore had 4,137 reports of larceny from automobiles through September 9th, as well as 20,808 minor accidents and 3,919 reports of destruction of property through September 11th; and countless hours o...

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