Employment Opportunity Secure Tactical

Secure Tactical is looking for MD CCW or LEOSA qualified individuals for a full or part-time security opportunity at a small Jewish school in Pikesville.  Hours are 0815-1600 HRS.  $25/hour.
Contact Rob Jones at Rjones@securetactical.com.


145th Anniversary Book and Badge

The department will be having a 145th anniversary book and badge produced. More information will be provided as it develops. The deadline for submissions of photos and stories for the book is March 30th.
Photo sessions will take place probably around May at various precincts and H.Q.
Please see the attached brochure

Anniversary book brochure 145th Anniversary

Employment Opportunity

R.L. Oatman & Associates is currently looking for retired law enforcement for part-time security positions in Potomac Maryland.  The position is a located at a private residence, we provide security 24-7 (3 eight hour shifts), non-uniform, business casual dress.  We are flexible in scheduling for applicants preference. The individual must be a non-smoker and have a Maryland handgun permit or LEOSA card.  Interested applicants can e-mail me at stonesifer@rloatman.com or call 410-494-1126.

Dale M. Stonesifer
R.L. Oatman & Associates, Inc.
Director of Operations
FBI NA #237
410-494-1126 office




Job description 

The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services is hiring mature adults for Tobacco Compliance Specialist (TCS) positions. TCSs conduct compliance checks with youth under the age of 18 at licensed tobacco retailers. TCSs may on occasion conduct education visits at retail locations. TCS positions work two 4 ½ hour evenings per week and must be available one day each month for possible hearings. Saturday morning shifts may be available also.

TCSs are responsible for overseeing the youth, observing the transaction, issuing citations, and conducting retailer education on youth access to tobacco. They must be available one day each month to testify at an Administrative hearing for citations issued.

  • Positions are classified as Special Payroll, non-merit.
  • Compensation for retirees of the Baltimore County Police Department is $25.00/ hour
  • Must pass a background check and Child Protective Services check
  • Must have an excellent driving record

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with tobacco retailers, giving clear direction about paying fines or presenting their case at a hearing
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively educate the tobacco retailer on youth access laws, such as examining the identification of a tobacco purchaser
  • Ability to lead the youth on the inspection team, giving guidance and direction when conducting compliance checks
  • Ability to de-escalate confrontational individuals
  • Experience working with youth
  • Ability to clearly write citations and correction notices
  • Ability to testify at hearings



Interested applicants should contact:

Victoria Keller at 410-887-3828 or vkeller@baltimorecountymd.gov

High Capacity Magazine Restrictions in New Jersey (Updated 12/19/19)*

The state of New Jersey recently enacted a law which prohibits high capacity magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.  The law does not exclude active and retired law enforcement officers residing outside of New Jersey who are traveling to or through the state.  A copy of the law may be found at: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/PL18/39_.PDF  

The New Jersey State Police has provided the following guidance in reference to the law changes:

Active duty law enforcement traveling to New Jersey for work related reasons are authorized to carry their duty weapon, ammunition, and magazines, per the departmental guidelines for their department.

Active duty law enforcement traveling to New Jersey for non-work related reasons and carrying under Federal Law HR218 must carry 10 round magazines in their firearm while in the state of New Jersey.  

Active duty law enforcement traveling through New Jersey for non-work related reasons and carrying under Federal Law HR218 may place magazines exceeding 10 rounds in a locked case in the trunk of their vehicle for transport through the state of New Jersey.

Retired law enforcement traveling to New Jersey and carrying under Federal Law HR218 must carry 10 round magazines in their firearm while in the state of New Jersey.  Additionally, they must carry ball ammunition and are prohibited from carrying hollow point ammunition.

Members must be aware of and abide by these provisions to avoid potential legal implications while traveling to or though New Jersey.

Please note, there are currently several bills being put forward to address round capacity and law enforcement exceptions.  Updated information will be provided to members, should the above information change.

On December 19, 2018, New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy  signed a bill which revises the state’s new 10-round magazine limit as it applies to active duty law enforcement.

The revised bill introduces the following provisions for active duty law enforcement:

While off-duty, active duty law enforcement traveling to or through New Jersey may carry high capacity magazines capable of holding not more than 17 rounds.  If the high capacity magazine is used with a service firearm issued to the officer by the officer’s employer for use in the officer’s official duties, the magazine may hold more than 17 rounds.

Please note that the revised bill does not contain changes related to retired law enforcement.  Retired law enforcement traveling to New Jersey and carrying under Federal Law HR218 must carry 10 round magazines and are prohibited from carrying hollow point ammunition.

Congratulation to 38 New Baltimore County Officers and FOP #4 Members!

Thirty-eight members of the 149th Recruit Class took the oath of office at 7:30 p.m. on December 19, 2018 The event took place at Notre Dame Preparatory School, 815 Hampton Lane, Towson 21286.

Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr. and Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan joined family and friends as well as County dignitaries at the event. Chief Sheridan, presented the diplomas. The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Court administered the oath of office. Rabbi Norman Lowenthal, Departmental Chaplain, offered the invocation and benediction.

The recruits trained for 27 weeks and will spend the next two years in the field as they now apply the skills learned in the classroom.

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments.

Precinct 1/Wilkens

Officer Robert S. Agudelo
Officer Ian A. Arciaga
Officer Donald L. Cargile III
Officer Adam M. Ciepiela
Officer Jamal M. Joyner
Officer Nicole J. Madden
Officer Sean P. Paulsen
Officer Lucas T. Redman

Precinct 2/Woodlawn

Officer Jordan W. Babischkin
Officer Justin A. Griffin
Officer Michael E. Leatherman
Officer Josie A. Rein
Officer Courtney E. Torbeck

Precinct 3/Franklin

Officer Roxy C. Burkins

Precinct 4/Pikesville

Officer Janelle V. Daniel
Officer Christian A. Maisel
Officer Brian T. Schmidt

Precinct 6/Towson

Officer Scott D. Doetsch
Officer Cody J. Klapka
Officer Nicholas R. Mabry
Officer Brian P. Petrozzino
Officer Levi N. Rentzel
Officer Brandon R. Zick

Precinct 9/White Marsh

Officer Andrew M. Dove
Officer Michael S. Mackert
Officer Joshua E. Oburn

Precinct 11/Essex

Officer Nicholas E. Greco
Officer Garrett M. Karr
Officer Allison M. Kraus
Officer Timothy M. Milich
Officer Emmanuel Nazario
Officer Tyler R. Nicholson
Officer Searra A. Reynolds
Officer Derek J. Sennett

Precinct 12/Dundalk

Officer Jon T. Honeycutt
Officer Daniel J. Purdie
Officer Ryan H. Wills
Officer Angela M. Zavala


Employment Opportunity- Piney Branch Golf Club

Piney Branch Golf Club, located at 5301 Trenton Mill Rd in Upperco, MD is looking for retirees interested in assisting the pro shop staff with daily operations. Duties would include: preparing and cleaning golf carts, retrieving clubs from the bag storage room, stocking the driving range and  assisting members/guests as needed.

Flexible scheduling with shifts available Monday-Friday 0700-1300, weekends are also available.

Compensation is $11/hr but includes playing privileges.

Please contact Jeff Zachman 410-374-7114

University Police Officer II

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) University Police Department has an opening for a University Police Officer II.  Specific duties include:  enforce local, state, and federal laws; patrol academic and residential areas on foot, bicycle, and Segway; provide safety escorts; prepare reports and conduct investigations; traffic enforcement; testify in court and; perform other duties as assigned. The ability to work overtime and shift work is required.

This position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent (some college preferred). Successful completion of a MPTC Minimum Standard Entrance Level Police Course, current police commission as a Maryland police officer and valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license are required. NOTE:  This position requires a background check. 

Pay Range 12 (starting at $50,000) based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program.  This is a full-time position and includes full university benefits.

Apply by December 31, 2018 at:


FOP Lodge #4 Election Results for Executive Board of Directors

On Monday November 26, 2018 the election committee of FOP Lodge #4 met  to have the ballots counted for the election of five (5) members of the Executive Board of Directors. The results are as follows:

Ken Schubert
Chris Hodnicki
Ryan Franks
Robert Graff
Justin Warnick
Pat Zito
Sekou Hinton

The top five (5) are elected to serve a two (2) year term. Congratulations!!
Thank you to all who participated in the election and wanting to serve all Lodge #4 members. Also thank you to all those who voted. As you can see, every vote does count.

Finally, the Lodge would like to thank Bro. Pat Zito for his long time service as a member of the Executive Board.

4th Circuit rules that Baltimore Co. owes employees back pay for higher pension rates

Baltimore County owes more than a decade of back pay to older employees who contributed to the county pension plan at a higher rate, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

The county has been in litigation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for years over the higher contribution rates for employees 40 and older. The EEOC first issued notices of charges of age discrimination in 1999 and 2000 but did not pursue the case until 2006, when it issued a letter determining discrimination occurred and filed suit the following year.

A U.S. District Judge granted partial summary judgment on liability in 2012, which the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in 2014.

The parties and unions involved approved a plan for gradual equalization of contribution rates in 2016, but the EEOC pursued retroactive and prospective damages for the unequal rates paid until they were equalized. A federal judge denied that request in 2016, and the EEOC appealed.

The 4th Circuit held in a published per curium opinion Wednesday that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act requires mandatory back pay upon a finding of liability because the law incorporates the remedy provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

“Because Congress adopted the enforcement procedures and remedies of the FLSA into the ADEA, we construe the ADEA consistent with the cited statutory language in and judicial interpretations of the FLSA,” the three-judge panel concluded. “Back pay is, and was at the time Congress passed the ADEA, a mandatory legal remedy under the FLSA.”

A spokesperson for the EEOC declined to comment Wednesday.

The county began a three-year plan to phase in an age-neutral contribution rate on July 1, 2016, pursuant to the consent decree.

An attorney for the county estimated the requested back pay would cost the county $19 million in 2016 court filings, but the EEOC told the appeals court it would not pursue an award for the years between the initial notice of charges in 1999 and 2000 and the letter of determination in 2006, acknowledging the delay was unreasonable.

The appellate panel determined the delay did not change their conclusion interpreting the statute but the EEOC’s decision not to seek monetary relief for excessive deductions before 2006 meant the court did not need to reach the issue of laches, which was raised by the county.

A spokeswoman for Baltimore County said County Executive Don Mohler has asked the county attorney to review the decision and determine the next steps. No updated liability estimate was available.

The case has been remanded to U.S. District Court for a determination of the amount of back pay owed.

The case is Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Baltimore County et al., No. 16-2216.


Towson University Officer Amy Caprio Scholarship

Towson University, along with their non-profit Towson University Foundation, has been gracious enough to initiate a memorial scholarship in Officer Amy Caprio’s name.  The scholarship will be available to Towson University students who are first responders or have first responders in their immediate family.  For those of you who do not know, Amy met her husband, Tim, at Towson University and they both graduated in May 2010 with degrees in Exercise Science.

As this is a new scholarship, the TU Foundation is seeking donations to jump start the memorial scholarship.  I am proud to also announce that the Blue Valor Foundation has graciously volunteered their hard work and dedication to assist with this goal.

Link to scholarship: https://towsonuniversity.givingfuel.com/amy-sorrells-caprio-scholarship-endowment

Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who may be interested in donating.  There are many different options (i.e. monthly payments, bulk donation, etc.) on the website to choose from.

Also keep in mind, both the Blue Valor Foundation and the TU Foundation are both non-profit 501(c)3 corporations and all donations are tax-deductible.

As always, I cannot thank everyone enough for the support that the Sorrells/Caprio family have felt from their “blue family”.  Please continue to support each other and stay safe out there.

Grand Jury Decides Not to Charge in Officer Involved Shooting

After deliberating for less than 3 minutes, the Grand Jury decided against any charges for Ofc. McCain for a shooting on 7/3/18 in Rosedale.

News article

The Baltimore County police officer who shot a shoplifting suspect July 3 in Rosedale will not be charged, according to the state’s attorney for Baltimore County.

A Baltimore County grand jury declined to charge Officer First Class McCain after hearing the facts of the case and viewing body camera footage from the incident on Wednesday, according to a news release from Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger’s office.

McCain, a 17-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, shot Micah Tucker, 38, who was sitting in the passenger seat of what police said was a stolen SUV driven by 32-year-old Robyn Slack, of Cedmont.

It is at least the second time McCain has shot a shoplifting suspect. He fatally shot a man who was allegedly attempting to steal detergent from a Giant Food in Catonsville in 2017, and was also involved in a nonfatal shooting in 2006.

He was suspended with pay at the time of the incident, police said. It was unclear if he had returned to work as of July 18.

“As with any police-involved shooting, the police department will conduct an administrative review of all of the officers’ actions who were involved in this incident,” Cpl. Shawn Vinson, a spokesman for the police department, said

Tucker, a Belair-Edison resident, according to court records, was suspected of shoplifting from a Walgreens in Parkville early July 3. His shooting followed a 15-minute police chase as officers followed the SUV from Harford and Joppa roads to the 7400 block of Pulaski Highway. During the pursuit, another police vehicle attempted to block the car, footage from McCain’s body camera showed. The SUV turned and crashed into McCain’s police cruiser.

Later, McCain could be heard shouting at Slack and Tucker, “Stop the car! Stop the car!” before firing his gun at the car 11 times. It was unclear from the footage whether Slack headed toward McCain, as police said, or whether she was attempting to flee the scene.

McCain was not hurt in the July 3 incident.

Shellenberger declined to say whether his office sought charges against McCain.

“We decided to let the grand jury make the decision. So they heard the facts and we were leaving it up to them,” he said. “We thought it would be important for the public to know that an independent group of Baltimore County citizens made the decision.”

Members of the media were allowed to watch the footage taken by McCain’s body camera during the incident earlier this month. Although no charges were filed against McCain, Shellenberger said his office will not release McCain’s body camera footage to the public because cases are still open against Tucker and Slack, and it could prejudice juries.

Tucker was charged with two counts of theft less than $100, and Slack was charged with second-degree assault and two counts of theft less than $100, court records show. Tucker was released, and Slack is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Attorneys for Tucker and Slack were not listed in court documents.

Baltimore Sun reporter Colin Campbell contributed to this article.



Employment Opportunity- MSP Maryland Gun Center


FOP Lodge #4 Wins the Petition to Confirm and Enforce the Arbitration Award in Section 6.1c Grievance

The FOP’s Petition to Confirm and Enforce the arbitration award in Baltimore County Circuit Court for the Section 6.1c grievance was heard on May 2, 2018 by  Judge Souder.

On May 3, 2018 she issued an order confirming the arbitration award.

The County has 30 days to appeal to the Court of Special Appeals.

Judge Souder’s Court Order