Police Foundation 2017 Award Winners

The annual Baltimore County Police Foundation Awards ceremony honored nine sworn officers and four civilians for exceptional performance. The honorees included Officers Justin A. Haines, Brian D. Remmers and Phillip R. Wright who successfully settled a dangerous situation that could have been deadly.

Master of Ceremonies Stan Stovall hosted the awards dinner evening at the Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley (the former Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn), 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley 21031.

The following personnel received the 2017 Police Foundation Awards.

Valor – Officers Justin A. Haines, Brian D. Remmers and Phillip R. Wright, Precinct 4 Pikesville

On December 23, 2016, the officers responded to a disturbance at an apartment building. The subject was screaming and slamming his door. The subject yelled “time to die” at the officers when they knocked on his door. Within seconds, the subject, armed with a knife, opened the door and confronted Officer Haines. The officers slowly retreated as the man moved forward toward them. When Officer Haines lost his footing, Officer Remmers stepped back and un-holstered his weapon at the same time. The subject moved forward and Officer Remmers shot the man once in the shoulder. The officers kept their position and guns on the subject until it was determined there was no longer a risk.

Crime Prevention – Detective Kenneth Brown and Detective Steve Jackson, Mobile Crisis Team

As experienced detectives with the Mobile Crisis Team, Detectives Brown and Jackson created a training presentation that focused on the aspects related to workplace violence, de-escalation techniques, and responding to an active shooter. The presentation incorporates how to identify potential offenders, how to verbally de-escalate hostile and angry individuals, and how to react in order to increase survival during incidents of violence. In 2016, the detectives gave the presentation to over 2,800 people.

Distinguished Contribution to the Profession – Officer James A. Bylen, Marine Team

Officer Bylen witnessed an uptick in boating fatalities – 16 in the upper Chesapeake Bay region in 2015. Determined not to repeat the situation, Officer Bylen created an event to be held annually in conjunction with National Safe Boater Week. It was his hope that attendees would gain a better appreciation for safe boating operation. Officer Bylen met with community associations, the Baltimore County Marine Trades Association, the local civic council and the Back River Restoration Committee. With the cooperation of the U.S Coast Guard, the Department of Natural Resources, the Baltimore County Fire Department and the Baltimore County Volunteer Fire Rescue, the Annual “Sergeant Marvin T. Haw IV Safety Day” was begun.

The result of Officer Bylen’s efforts were evident in 2016. The number of drownings dropped from 16 in 2015 to six in 2016.

Exceptional Performance – Officer Jefferson F. Schaub Jr., DUI Task Force

Officer Schaub set out to apprehend 100 DUI offenders in 2016. His dedication to making the roads safer showed in the numbers. Officer Schaub conducted 37 Intoximeter Tests, and eight Drug Recognition evaluations; these tests take an average of 1-4 hours to administer. In addition, he made 557 traffic stops, issued 983 warnings, and 37 Safety Equipment Repair Orders. His tireless efforts have kept the roads safer for those driving in Baltimore County.

Exceptional Group Performance – Digital and Multimedia Evidence Unit

Ashley Hofmann, Gregory J. Klein, Christopher G. Kollmann and Dana McAlister

This unit uses a high-tech, cutting edge approach to recover, preserve and examine digital evidence. Data recovered from mobile devices and computers, and surveillance video extracted and enhanced from crime scenes and surrounding businesses provide invaluable leads that support investigations and solve crimes.

Community Service – Officer Darryl A. Hunter Sr., School Resource Officer (SRO) in Precinct 11 Essex

As SRO, mentor, teacher and guide at Chesapeake High School for 14 years, Officer Hunter has helped students find their way through tough times. When he started at the school, he met with everyone – principals, teachers and students – and has maintained a strong presence since then. His leadership and straight talk helped students who would cross the line and would discipline them as the law allows. However, the best testament to his work with young people can be counted by those who have succeeded. Several students have attended the Youth Leadership Academy, four became volunteer police explorers, three became cadets, one is in training at the academy and two are current police officers. As a coach at Chesapeake High School, Officer Hunter led the 2016 girls’ basketball team and the football team to championships.

Rookie of the Year – Officer James A. Koscielski III, Precinct 2 Woodlawn

In 2016 Officer Koscielski became a patrol officer at Precinct 2. Officer Koscielski is self-motivated and proactive. His determination led him to excel during his shift. So much so, he led the shift in enforcement and was given a permanent patrol car. The officer cleared hundreds of case and cleared 104 serious traffic cases.

During 2016, he seized about $3,000 in currency related to drug sales and seized four guns during one investigation.

His leadership skills have made him a valuable part of the department.

Death Notification: Louise Cooke

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of  Louise Cooke, mother of  Detective Shubie Cooke on Friday April 21st. Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Services to be held at DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home 1605 Helderberg Avenue Schenectady, NY 12306

Death Notification: Pauline Evans

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of , beloved Mother-in-Law of Retired Officer David Scannell, of Precinct 7. Ms. Evans passed away on Sunday April 23, 2017.

Funeral Arrangements are as follows:

Viewing: Thursday, April 27, 2017  3 – 5 p.m.    &    7 – 9 p.m.    Ambrose Funeral Home  2719 Hammonds Ferry Rd.   Halethorpe, MD 21227

Service: Friday, April 28, 2017   11:00 AM  Ambrose Funeral Home 2719 Hammonds Ferry Rd.  Halethorpe, MD 21227

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death Notification: Mary Ellen Schott

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of MARY ELLEN SCHOTT, on April 21, 2017,  beloved wife of the late Louis L. Schott, Sr. Devoted mother of Eleanor Huff, Louis L. Schott, Jr., Jodi Jaffari and Patricia Holt. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren including her grandson Officer Pearin (Dwayne) Holt.

Family and friends may call at The Johnson-Fosbrink Funeral Home P.A., 8521 Loch Raven Blvd. (beltway exit 29B) on Wednesday, April 26th from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9p.m. All are invited to attend a Funeral Mass in The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Thursday, April 27th at 10a.m. Interment in Parkwood Cemetery.

Death Notification: Artemio Arciaga

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Artemio Arciaga, father of Det. Noel Arciaga.

A visitation will be held at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd. (Beltway exit 26) Sunday, April 23, from 2:00–4:00 p.m. and 6:00–8:00 pm.
A Celebration of Life and Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Church, 100 Church Lane, Cockeysville, Monday, April 24 at 10 am officiated by Monsignor Joseph Luca.
Burial will follow at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

http://www.ruckfuneralhomes.com/home/obituary/artemio-arciaga-jr

Death Notification: Charles Allan Jr

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Charles Allan Jr., father of member Chuck Allan, on April 18, 2017.

Family and friends may call at the Lassahn Funeral Home 7401 Belair Road, 21236 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 and Friday, April 21, 2017 from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery.
The Association extends its deepest sympathy to the Allan family.

http://www.lassahnfuneralhomes.com/book-of-memories/2906184/Allan-Charles/obituary.php

Employment Opportunity

Greetings Fireman, Police, and Military (Retired):

I have a family in the Randallstown and Eldersburg area looking for a Fulltime Caretaker/Handyman to maintain and keep in good order their family farm, which includes 5 houses, 2 barns, and 2 apartments.

This person must be self-motivated and capable of juggling multiple tasks at one time.

He/she must be comfortable with light plumbing and electrical work and has great carpentry skills.
He/she would also be responsible for meeting with contractors and getting bids on projects beyond his or her skill level and working within a budget.  They will also manage all contractors and supervise a part-time gardener.

Salary and benefits are negotiable based on experience.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a recently retired Fireman, Police Officer, or Military Person that still has lots of energy.

Their current caretaker has been with them for over 15 years and is preparing to retire.
If you are interested in this position or know of someone who meets the above criteria’s, please contact me as soon as possible.
Respectfully,

Robert Gwynn Peck III
ODIN Watch LLC.
Consultant /Concierge and Home Management
Specializing in Education and Personal
Safety and Security Concerns
Retired Law Enforcement
Office: 443-987-ODIN (6346)
Cell: 443-506-5675
BobPECK@Outlook.com

Death Notification: Rose M. Tarr

The Lodge regrets to advise the death of Rose M. Tarr, mother of Retired Ofc. Frank Ray and Mother-In-Law of Police Dispatcher Christine Ray, who passed away this morning after a long battle with Cancer.
Arrangements are as follows:

Viewing will be Wednesday April 12 at Pritts Funeral Home 412 Washington Road Westminster, MD 21157
2pm-4pm & 6pm-8pm

Memorial Service will be Thursday at 11am at Pritts Funeral home
followed by burial at Lakeview Cemetery in Sykesville, MD.

The Lodge extends its sympathy to the Ray family.

Police Training Instructor/Training Coordinator

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER III

Police Training Instructor/Training Coordinator

Recruitment #17-007728-0002

Department DPSCS Police and Correctional Training Commissions
Date Opened 4/10/2017 1:45:00 PM
Filing Deadline 4/24/2017 11:59:00 PM
Salary $19.83/hour
Employment Type Full-Time
HR Analyst Kristina Metzger
Work Location Carroll

Go Back Click HERE to applyClick HERE to view benefits

Introduction

This is a CONTRACTUAL position at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. This position has limited benefits.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

MD Police and Correctional Training Commissions

6852 4th Street

Sykesville, Maryland 21784

Main Purpose of Job

This position teaches classes to criminal justice students and is responsible for coordinating training classes taught by other instructors. The incumbent also researches and develops classes on various criminal justice related topics.

POSITION DUTIES

Duties for this position include, but are no limited to:

  • Instructing in-service, mandated and police entry level Criminal Justice training classes.
  • Evaluates training courses to determine the value of material before it is presented to client agency personnel.
  • Evaluates instructors to determine their skill and knowledge base before making a recommendation on the instructor’s ability to present.
  • Designs and implements assigned programmatic projects.
  • Conducts on-going research to update training materials, lesson plans, and PowerPoint presentations for classes being taught.
  • Facilitates/coordinates the delivery of training by other training providers.
  • Answers inquires on police training regulations from client agencies and the public.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

In order to meet this educational requirement an unofficial copy of your transcript must accompany your application. For education obtained outside the United States, you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application.

Experience: Three years of experience in administrative or professional work.

Notes:

  1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
  2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.
  3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year to year basis for the required education and experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet this selective qualification to be considered. Applicants must be detailed in describing the nature of their training/instructional work experience.

Two years of experience as a trainer/instructor of Police and/or Correctional Officers developing and delivering training.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant must hold a valid Academic Instructor Certification COMAR 12.04.06 or 12.10.06 or be able to achieve such certification within six months of beginning employment.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

All persons who meet the minimum and selective qualification will be approved on the certification list and will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after the above closing date.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To submit your qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the “other” tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your application by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

ATTN: Kristina Metzger

6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21215

For more information, please call 410-585-3397.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

 

Please apply online at www.dpscs.maryland.gov

Defensive Tactics/Physical Training Instructor

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER III

Defensive Tactics/Physical Training Instructor

Recruitment #17-007728-0001

Department DPSCS Police and Correctional Training Commissions
Date Opened 4/10/2017 12:38:00 PM
Filing Deadline 4/24/2017 11:59:00 PM
Salary $41,358.00 – $65,827.00/year
Employment Type Full-Time
HR Analyst Kristina Metzger
Work Location Carroll

Go Back Click HERE to applyClick HERE to view benefits

Introduction

This is a Special Appointment position at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. The incumbent will work at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

MD Police and Correctional Training Commissions

6852 4th Street

Sykesville, Maryland 21784

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for presenting classroom and practical training exercises in defensive tactics and physical fitness curriculum.

POSITION DUTIES

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with specialized defensive tactics/physical fitness instruction programs for experienced officers
  • Assist with recruit level Defensive Tactics and Physical Fitness Instructional programs
  • Research, update and develop physical training programs
  • Ensuring the proper maintenance of the physical training equipment with inspections of the Physical Training Center

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

In order to meet this educational requirement an unofficial copy of your transcript must accompany your application. For education obtained outside the United States, you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application.

Experience: Three years of experience in administrative or professional work.

Notes:

  1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
  2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.
  3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year to year basis for the required education and experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet this selective qualification to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

A minimum of two years of criminal justice related defensive tactics skills experience within the past five years.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant must hold a valid Academic Instructor Certification and Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification under COMAR 12.04.06 or 12.10.06 or be able to achieve such certification within six months of beginning employment.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

All persons who meet the minimum and selective qualification will be approved on the certification list and will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after the above closing date.

BENEFITS

STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To submit your qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the “other” tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your application by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

ATTN: Kristina Metzger

6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21215

For more information, please call 410-585-3397.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply

 

Please apply online at www.dpscs.maryland.gov

Congratulations to all on their promotion!

On April 10 at 1 p.m., 18 Baltimore County police officers will be promoted. The ceremony will take place at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue, Towson, Md. 21286.

Chief Terrence B. Sheridan will speak at the ceremony and present the certificates. The oath of office will be administered by the Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk for Baltimore County. The invocation and benediction will be offered the Reverend Herbert Watson Jr., a police chaplain.

The following is the list of the promoted officers and their new assignments.

  • Sergeant Matthew T. Jackson is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to the Operations Bureau.
  • Sergeant John M. Keeney is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 2/Woodlawn.
  • Sergeant Christopher P. Morgan is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Corporal Steven M.Ellingsworth is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex.
  • Corporal Sundia Gaynor is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens.
  • Corporal Doug C.Jess is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 2/Woodlawn.
  • Corporal Robert Vicosa is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 12/Dundalk.
  • Corporal Robert M.Walsh is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens.
  • Corporal Matthew W. Wilking is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 12/Dundalk.
  • Corporal Kyle J.Woodward is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 4/Pikesville.
  • Officer Joseph Barresi is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex.
  • Officer Christopher D.Cullip is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 7/Cockeysville.
  • Officer Greg A.Czajkowski is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to the Operations Bureau.
  • Officer Pearin D. Holt II is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 6/Towson.
  • Officer Gregory N. Huber is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens.
  • Officer Bruce W. Kindervater Jr. is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 11/Essex.
  • Officer Michael A. Lyon is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 8/Parkville.
  • Officer Michael B. Salamone is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 4/Pikesville.

Death Notification: James Robert Bouder

It is with sadness that the Lodge announces the passing of James Robert Bouder, younger brother of Sgt. Robert Bouder of the Marine Unit.  He passed away yesterday, April 2, 2017, at the age of 38.  Only private arrangements exist at this time. The family will be doing a celebration of life gathering at a later date. Those arrangements will be announced.

Death Notification: Cecelia R. Vinson

The Department regrets to announce the passing of Cecelia R. Vinson, beloved mother of Corporal Shawn Vinson, of the Legal Section.  Mrs. Vinson passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Viewing and Funeral Arrangements are as follows:

Viewing/Visitation:         Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                     Peaceful Alternatives 2325 York Road Timonium, MD  21093

Service:                                Thursday, April 6, 2017  10:00 a.m. White Marsh Baptist Church 4216 C. Silver Spring Road Perry Hall, MD  21128

Interment is private.

Memorial donations in Mrs. Vinson’s name may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 200 E. Joppa Road, Suite 407, Towson, MD, 21286.

Please keep Corporal Vinson and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Income Tax Subtraction Modification – Retirement Income of Law Enforcement

The Senate voted 47-0 in favor of HB100 – $15,000 Income Tax Subtraction Modification – Retirement Income of Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services Personnel.

It now awaits the Governor’s signature. This has been a long hard fight for years. Their are too many to thank personally. On behalf of the men and women of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police we thank you all!!!!