Bel Air Police Department

Bel Air Police Department The Bel Air Police Department is a municipal law enforcement agency located in Harford County, Maryland. We provide police protection to the citizens, businesses and visitors of the Town of Bel Air.

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Operating as usual

Wonderful ceremony honoring our fallen today. Thank you to all that took the time to organize, and attend. Those that ma...
05/31/2021

Wonderful ceremony honoring our fallen today. Thank you to all that took the time to organize, and attend.
Those that made the ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

05/31/2021

Take a moment today and honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

END OF FIELD TRAINING! Pictured below: left is Off. O’Grady and right is FTO Hunt. Not pictured are FTO’s Smithson and M...
05/29/2021

END OF FIELD TRAINING! Pictured below: left is Off. O’Grady and right is FTO Hunt. Not pictured are FTO’s Smithson and Maro.

Officer O’Grady received an undergraduate degree in communications and criminal justice. Haling from a military family, Officer O’Grady has been a Harford County resident since 2018. Growing up always knowing she wanted to be a police officer, Officer O’Grady joined BAPD in June 2020. Since that time, she has assisted with community policing and outreach, administrative support services, coordinating training and completing a 28 week state certified police academy. Officer O’Grady not only brings with her a level of professionalism and passion to serve others, but also a commitment to physical fitness, a love of her dogs and pride in serving as a law enforcement officer for the community of Bel Air.

05/28/2021

Summer Safety Tips from your Bel Air Police Department.

The National Weather Service has announced a Severe Weather Watch for our area.  Please use caution.
05/26/2021

The National Weather Service has announced a Severe Weather Watch for our area. Please use caution.

The National Weather Service has announced a Severe Weather Watch for our area. Please use caution.

We appreciate Randy the owner of Cowboy Eats for bringing by lunch today! The burgers and fries hit the spot. http://www...
05/26/2021

We appreciate Randy the owner of Cowboy Eats for bringing by lunch today! The burgers and fries hit the spot. http://www.cowboyeats1.com/

Job well done class of 2021. It was a tough year, you did it!
05/25/2021

Job well done class of 2021. It was a tough year, you did it!

Job well done class of 2021. It was a tough year, you did it!

May is Bicycle Safety Month.  By Maryland law, bicycles are vehicles, and bicyclists have the same rights and responsibi...
05/18/2021

May is Bicycle Safety Month.
By Maryland law, bicycles are vehicles, and bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. Bicyclists fare best when they act like and are treated as drivers of vehicles. If you're a bicyclist, you should:
• Stop at all red lights and stop signs.
• Ride defensively – expect the
unexpected.
• Ride with traffic, never against it.
• Use hand signals when turning or stopping.
• Yield right of way to pedestrians.
• Pass on the left when overtaking a vehicle.
• Use marked bike lanes or paths when present.
• Use sharrow lane markers to navigate in shared travel lanes.
• Use caution when crossing ramps.
• Never ride more than two abreast.
• Only ride on sidewalks where it is allowed by local ordinance.
• Stay visible when riding at night and during inclement weather.
• Wear a helmet correctly.
o It is recommended that all bicyclists and bike passengers wear helmets. Maryland law requires all bicyclists under the age of 16 to wear a bicycle safety helmet when riding on public property. This includes roadways, trails and sidewalks.

May is Bicycle Safety Month.
By Maryland law, bicycles are vehicles, and bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. Bicyclists fare best when they act like and are treated as drivers of vehicles. If you're a bicyclist, you should:
• Stop at all red lights and stop signs.
• Ride defensively – expect the
unexpected.
• Ride with traffic, never against it.
• Use hand signals when turning or stopping.
• Yield right of way to pedestrians.
• Pass on the left when overtaking a vehicle.
• Use marked bike lanes or paths when present.
• Use sharrow lane markers to navigate in shared travel lanes.
• Use caution when crossing ramps.
• Never ride more than two abreast.
• Only ride on sidewalks where it is allowed by local ordinance.
• Stay visible when riding at night and during inclement weather.
• Wear a helmet correctly.
o It is recommended that all bicyclists and bike passengers wear helmets. Maryland law requires all bicyclists under the age of 16 to wear a bicycle safety helmet when riding on public property. This includes roadways, trails and sidewalks.

Today each year on Peace Officers Memorial Day we take the time to honor fallen Bel Air Police Officer G. Oliver Noonan,...
05/15/2021

Today each year on Peace Officers Memorial Day we take the time to honor fallen Bel Air Police Officer G. Oliver Noonan, may you rest in eternal peace. Blessed are the peacemakers.

Today each year on Peace Officers Memorial Day we take the time to honor fallen Bel Air Police Officer G. Oliver Noonan, may you rest in eternal peace. Blessed are the peacemakers.

May 15 is Peace Officers Memorial Day. This day honors law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. ...
05/15/2021

May 15 is Peace Officers Memorial Day. This day honors law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. Join us as we remember those sacrifices today.

May 15 is Peace Officers Memorial Day. This day honors law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. Join us as we remember those sacrifices today.

So glad this tradition is back this year.#MemorialDay
05/14/2021

So glad this tradition is back this year.
#MemorialDay

So glad this tradition is back this year.
#MemorialDay

This week we celebrate the Armed Forces.  Their contributions and sacrifices should always be remembered.  We thank you ...
05/10/2021

This week we celebrate the Armed Forces. Their contributions and sacrifices should always be remembered.
We thank you for your service.

This week we celebrate the Armed Forces. Their contributions and sacrifices should always be remembered.
We thank you for your service.

***REUNITED***FOUND DOG - In the area of the Bel Air High School (100 Heighe Street). If he is yours, please call the Be...
05/09/2021

***REUNITED***
FOUND DOG - In the area of the Bel Air High School (100 Heighe Street). If he is yours, please call the Bel Air Police Department at 410-638-4500.

***REUNITED***
FOUND DOG - In the area of the Bel Air High School (100 Heighe Street). If he is yours, please call the Bel Air Police Department at 410-638-4500.

Happy Mothers Day !
05/09/2021

Happy Mothers Day !

Happy Mothers Day !

Improvements are coming!!! Please be patient as Harford County improves the entrance of the trail at Williams Street.
05/06/2021

Improvements are coming!!! Please be patient as Harford County improves the entrance of the trail at Williams Street.

The parking lot at the Ma & Pa Williams Street trailhead will close starting on or about May 17th for repair work. This repair work will mill and pave the parking lot at the Williams Street trailhead and includes a bioretention area with plantings to eliminate washout issues. This work will take approximately 3 weeks to complete. During the closure, please park at the lower lot of the Liriodendron, which is located at the end of Broadway, approximately 2 blocks from the Williams Street trailhead. We appreciate your patience while the parking lot work is being completed.

Harford County Government #HarfordPR

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05/05/2021

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Some crazy times we live in. We at the Bel Air Police Department understand how you feel right now. Politics, disease, h...
05/01/2021

Some crazy times we live in. We at the Bel Air Police Department understand how you feel right now. Politics, disease, hate, civil-disorder... Well rest assured, none of that means anything to us (as far as how we police and assist you). We’re here for the sole purpose to help you. No matter what your opinion is on all of these important issues, we are still here to make your lives easier. And we have been doing so since the 1800’s. We are impartial and we love you.

Some crazy times we live in. We at the Bel Air Police Department understand how you feel right now. Politics, disease, hate, civil-disorder... Well rest assured, none of that means anything to us (as far as how we police and assist you). We’re here for the sole purpose to help you. No matter what your opinion is on all of these important issues, we are still here to make your lives easier. And we have been doing so since the 1800’s. We are impartial and we love you.

Timeline Photos
05/01/2021

Timeline Photos

Please secure loose item in your yard, and bring trash cans in from the streets. Prepare for a windy day and evening.
04/30/2021

Please secure loose item in your yard, and bring trash cans in from the streets. Prepare for a windy day and evening.

Please secure loose item in your yard, and bring trash cans in from the streets. Prepare for a windy day and evening.

A Delmar police officer who responded to a fight in the early hours of April 25 has died from injuries he sustained at t...
04/29/2021

A Delmar police officer who responded to a fight in the early hours of April 25 has died from injuries he sustained at the scene. https://www.capegazette.com/article/delmar-officer-succumbs-injuries/218987

May you rest in eternal peace Corporal Keith Heacook.

A Delmar police officer who responded to a fight in the early hours of April 25 has died from injuries he sustained at the scene. https://www.capegazette.com/article/delmar-officer-succumbs-injuries/218987

May you rest in eternal peace Corporal Keith Heacook.

HELP IDENTIFY - see below in reference to recent bike thefts. Please share.
04/27/2021

HELP IDENTIFY - see below in reference to recent bike thefts. Please share.

HELP IDENTIFY - see below in reference to recent bike thefts. Please share.

Need ideas to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day???Improve their work space. ...Upgrade technology. ...Give than...
04/21/2021

Need ideas to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day???

Improve their work space. ...
Upgrade technology. ...
Give thank you cards from the staff. ...
Take them out for lunch. ...
Get treats for the office. ...
A little luxury. ...
Just say, “Thank you.”

Need ideas to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day???

Improve their work space. ...
Upgrade technology. ...
Give thank you cards from the staff. ...
Take them out for lunch. ...
Get treats for the office. ...
A little luxury. ...
Just say, “Thank you.”

Thank you!
04/21/2021

Thank you!

Thank you!

Timeline Photos
04/19/2021

Timeline Photos

The Town of Bel Air mourns the loss of (Cap't) James McMahan. McMahan died April 14 at the age of 82.
As a Veteran, Councilman, Commissioner, and Radio Personality the Cap't was an advocate for his home town of Bel Air and the citizens he represented.

You will not be forgotten Cap't.

04/19/2021

12:51 p.m. UPDATE:
Deputies have charged Gerald Kegley, 36, of Bel Air, with Reckless Endangerment, and other related charges in connection to this incident. He is currently being held at the Harford County Detention Center awaiting initial appearance before a Court Commissioner.
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On April 19, 2021, at 8:01 a.m., deputies assigned to the Southern Precinct of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1100 block of Vanguard Way in Bel Air for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, deputies were informed an unknown individual discharged a firearm and was in the area on foot. Deputies immediately canvassed the area in an attempt to locate the suspect. With assistance from allied agencies, and a Harford County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, a suspect was located, and taken into custody, in the 1100 block of Iron Bark Court at 9:01 a.m. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. No further information is being released at this time.

Your spring cleaning should always include your medicine cabinet.  Please discard of these items safely use our convenie...
04/19/2021

Your spring cleaning should always include your medicine cabinet. Please discard of these items safely use our convenient drop off locations throughout the county.
#discardsafely #expired #springcleaning

Your spring cleaning should always include your medicine cabinet. Please discard of these items safely use our convenient drop off locations throughout the county.
#discardsafely #expired #springcleaning

04/18/2021

Stop crashing!... that is literally all we are asking of you, Bel Air. There is NO deviant motive behind it as we don’t get money from the tickets we issue. We are literally just asking you not crash into other cars so people don’t get hurt. And it’s even to your benefit. Crashing into cars is inconvenient to you and can be costly; the most effective way to avoid it you ask?... Obeying red lights, stop signs, traffic control devices and to slow down - DRIVE LIKE YOU ARE INVISIBLE! (defensively) It’s that easy. We love you.

AND SO "'Spring Clean-up" begins.  Please put down the phones (eyes up), remember to slow down, and please move-over (wh...
04/17/2021

AND SO "'Spring Clean-up" begins. Please put down the phones (eyes up), remember to slow down, and please move-over (when safe) if you see cops and citizens at traffic stop locations throughout Bel Air.

AND SO "'Spring Clean-up" begins. Please put down the phones (eyes up), remember to slow down, and please move-over (when safe) if you see cops and citizens at traffic stop locations throughout Bel Air.

On Saturday April 17, officers will be conducting a “Spring Clean-up” of traffic violators along the Route 24 corridor i...
04/15/2021

On Saturday April 17, officers will be conducting a “Spring Clean-up” of
traffic violators along the Route 24 corridor in the Town of Bel Air.

Officers will be out looking for speeders, drivers using their phones while driving, no seat belt violations and other offenses. We seek to use this opportunity to remind
drivers to slow down, put the phone down and be a courteous driver.

Drivers are also reminded of the Move-Over law, which requires a driver to
slow down and move to a non-adjacent lane if available for emergency vehicles
stopped on the shoulder of the road.

On Saturday April 17, officers will be conducting a “Spring Clean-up” of
traffic violators along the Route 24 corridor in the Town of Bel Air.

Officers will be out looking for speeders, drivers using their phones while driving, no seat belt violations and other offenses. We seek to use this opportunity to remind
drivers to slow down, put the phone down and be a courteous driver.

Drivers are also reminded of the Move-Over law, which requires a driver to
slow down and move to a non-adjacent lane if available for emergency vehicles
stopped on the shoulder of the road.

Thank you Bel Air for your patience last Friday afternoon as the town interrupted intersections and traffic to escort th...
04/12/2021

Thank you Bel Air for your patience last Friday afternoon as the town interrupted intersections and traffic to escort the funeral procession for 21 year old Justin Klingelhofer.
Justin Graduated from Harford Tech in 2016, and then enlisted into the United States Marine Corps where he was deployed oversea with the 26th MEU. He was active duty infantry stationed in Camp Lejuene, NC.
Spent the last 2.5 years in the Wounded Warrior Regiment in D.C. under going treatment and chemotherapy for the extremely rare cancer.
Justin was the epitome of what it means to be and American and dedicated his young adult life to the protection and service of our nation.

Thank you Bel Air for your patience last Friday afternoon as the town interrupted intersections and traffic to escort the funeral procession for 21 year old Justin Klingelhofer.
Justin Graduated from Harford Tech in 2016, and then enlisted into the United States Marine Corps where he was deployed oversea with the 26th MEU. He was active duty infantry stationed in Camp Lejuene, NC.
Spent the last 2.5 years in the Wounded Warrior Regiment in D.C. under going treatment and chemotherapy for the extremely rare cancer.
Justin was the epitome of what it means to be and American and dedicated his young adult life to the protection and service of our nation.

Our Traffic Safety Officers will be out on the 17th looking for violations that lead to vehicle crashes. Our goal is to ...
04/12/2021

Our Traffic Safety Officers will be out on the 17th looking for violations that lead to vehicle crashes. Our goal is to reduce crashes, not ticket you.

Our Traffic Safety Officers will be out on the 17th looking for violations that lead to vehicle crashes. Our goal is to reduce crashes, not ticket you.

Spring cleaning?  We can help.
04/12/2021

Spring cleaning? We can help.

Spring cleaning? We can help.

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I STAND by this for a very good reason, I know many police through the Fire Dept and personal friends who are good people and do their jobs with pride and respect. I see many through my Prison Ministry who are courteous and helpful and before you want to blame the police for your problems, blame the people in your life who may of caused the problem that got them in trouble with the law. There are for example 9,000,000 people in New York per say, and only 35,000 police officers and I am using NY as a example, but the police are always the ones blamed for the problems that arise between them and society. The blame is NEVER aimed at the people who don't follow police orders, are told to stay in place but have to go to their car and reach for something and who think the police pull them over just to ruin their day. How about this.....how about people taking responsibility for their own actions. People following the laws on the books that are there for a reason and think for some personal reason they don't have to listen to police instructions because of their belief they are above the law. Maybe when people get it through their heads that the police are on patrol to protect society and uphold our laws and try to do a job that gets no respect today, maybe if those same people would think before acting, take responsibility FOR their actions and realize NO ONE is above the law issues would not get so out of hand. I was raised to respect the police and my father said and I quote, "If a cop ever brings you home there is nothing the law will do worse to you than what I will do. Don't try me on this." Blaming the police is a COP OUT, pardon the pun and I'm sure if people were more understanding of a police officers job, if they were more understanding that our laws need to be followed and if they were more understanding that NO ONE is above the law, even the police, things would be much more civil between police and people. Try it, you might just be surprised at the decent way you are treated. Bottom line.......the police aren't there to bust your chops but uphold the law and if you do your part and uphold the law you have nothing to worry about. Food for thought........and maybe next time a police officer tells you to do something common sense will rule the day, not arrogant belligerence and the thought you have some God given right to not follow instructions given by a police officer.
It would be MOST appreciated by all town members, both commercial and residential, if police helped out with patrolling in town and helping out with the skateboarders - during and after business hours. For over 20 years, we have been financially impacted by their constant presence on our property. We have replaced metal doors, glass doors twice, concrete redone too many times to count, and our parking lot redone no less than every 4-5 years - ALL BECAUSE OF SKATEBOARDERS. They regularly apply wax to our parking lot and STEPS which IS IMPOSSIBLE to remove and is additionally HAZARDOUS TO EVERYONE’S SAFETY. Signage doesn’t help, nor does calling the police yet we are fully liable to our customers and the skateboarders as well as the yearly damage caused, not to mention the vile harassment and antics we constantly deal with - in front of customers. PLEASE - what else can we do and what can you offer to assist us with this once and for all??? I feel bad for the kids just wanting to skate but that is not what any of our properties are for. We, along with all our professional tenants should be able to operate our business safely and peacefully without the daily and nightly burden of skateboarders and their destruction and harassment.
My family would love if you did your own version 💙 https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=185179743398779
Like I tell my daughter when she goes out, if you feel like you have drank a bit too much call daddy, I will come pick you up, the car will be fine where it is until the next day. To all our young drivers, remember when you turn that key and start that car you have not only your life in your hands but other drivers you meet on the road. Be smart, be safe and have a designated driver or better yet, don't drink. It only takes a second to regret it the rest of your life.
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Gema is missing off Wakefield Drive in Bel Air as of 3pm as of yesterday 12/6. She is reported to have been seen crossing 924 in that area yesterday afternoon as well. Please keep an eye out and text 443 910-8214 if seen. She is approximately 2-3 years old, a tricolor Chihuahua blend weighing right around 10 pounds and is a tripod. Gema is a Rescue Dogs Rock NYC dog that got away from her person. Thank you.
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Thank you to our Bel Air Police officers and just a word to those who disrespect our police.....I AM PRO POLICE and I know that the police have a hard enough job with out society making it worse for them. Just like people don't like to be judged for their skin color, race or religious affiliation or because some of the bad some people do is related to them, well you also can't judge ALL police officers like they are the bad guys. They are NOT because I know many who are personal friends and they are great people who try their hardest to do a difficult job, made more difficult because of the actions of a rogue cop in Minneapolis. I don't want to hear how the cops are the enemy because only a person with a narrow mind would say such foolishness OR treat police with such hatred and disrespect. If these people could see themselves the way they treat cops, the way they curse, attack or assault the people who protect society maybe they would realize the cops aren't the bad ones and a good long look in the mirror would show them they are no better than the people they claim are the criminals. SMH, stop acting like all police are bad and most of all stop making yourselves look bad because if you think the actions you people show to police put YOU in a good light, think again.........YOUR WRONG!!!!! Thank you to all our police for doing a hard job made all the harder by the ignorance portrayed by the media. Anyone has a problem with me or my post BLOCK ME, I'll sleep better than you!
Defunding the police is funding the criminals....let that sink in. I am PRO POLICE and always will be because I am a intelligent man and know not all police officers are like the ones we saw in the George Floyd tragedy. My grandfather was a police officer in the 20's and 30's and loved the job so my dad told me because grandpa died in 1936 so I never knew him. But what I do know is that the men and women of our police force risk their lives every day patrolling our streets and trying to keep the peace. The people who attack the police with accusations have NO idea what it is to walk in the shoes of a police officer for even one shift, if they did they would know it is not such a easy job. One time someone told me firefighters have it easy as they sit in the firehouse and watch TV and eat waiting for a call. Well those people also have no idea what it is to be a firefighter because when that call comes in we might have to cut someone out of a car with a 150 lb tool in our hands or pull a hose into a fully engulfed room which is burning at 1500 degrees. Then we have the easy job of going back to the house, cleaning the hoses, hanging them in our hose towers, replacing the hoses on a engine and cleaning the rigs for the next run after we clean ourselves up and remove the soot from our selves. People who don't know what it is like to be a cop or a firefighter should think before they speak because things are not so cut and dry as people believe and the police have to see the worst side of people most of the time and not take it home with them. The way society is acting now I'd rather have all our police on the streets protecting us than these so called protesters who are rioting and vandalizing all in the name of George Floyd when what they REALLY are doing is using a mans tragic death to make a excuse for their criminal activity. The police are necessary as the rioters are proving every day. To our police, keep up the good work you do.......I know because I see it and know many police officers who i am friends with.
I want thank all the officers for doing the job you do. These times are tough. You have my complete support. God Bless you all.