The Baltimore Guardian Angels are proud to participate in the Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.) walks organized by the Southern District Police and Community Relations Council (CDPCRC).
Information on previous and upcoming C.O.P. walks is listed below. You can also find out more at the Citizens on Patrol page of the SDPCRC website.
Bealefeld says walks like this are crucial because it gives residents a chance to bring them together with community leaders, along with government officials.
People living in this neighborhood told Bealefeld two of their top concerns are open-air drug dealing and rampant street prostitution. Bealefeld says during the walk, he approached several residences to talk to them about his concerns, including suspicious activity and bulk trash.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake also came out for the walk, along with some members of city council.
"It sends a clear signal," said Bealefeld, "to the knuckleheads in neighborhoods that want to corrupt the city's youth, want to take over street corners for their ill-gotten gains, that the people care. And that just beyond caring, they're willing to do something about it."
Bealefeld says walking the streets and showing concern for public safety is something he'd like to be the norm for his patrol officers. He also says anytime a community wants to have a walk like this, residents can simply call Baltimore City Police and they'll come out to lend support.
Bealefeld says such walks are not a "magic bullet", but rather a kind of movement that has to be sustained over time in order to have an impact.
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Organizers used this walk to educate on how the public services of the county can help to empower our neighborhoods with proper communication. The Baltimore County Police Department attended the walk and discussed the crime stats that show proof that the citizens are just as safe now as they were in the late 1970s. A host of Baltimore county public officials also attended the walk. Thanks to all who participated!
The Guardian Angels would like to give a special thanks to the "East County Times" for supporting the Fox Ridge community in this event.
The Guardian Angels had the pleasure of joining the Community of Irvington on a C.O.P. Walk in the Southwest District. The walk was lead by Dorothy Cunningham and Steve Herlth. The walk included a number of friends and neighbors from the community as well as Police Commissioner Bealefeld who always comes through with tips on community safety and how to keep it safe.
Please check out the video link below:
Neighbors Fight to Take Back Their Streets
Dorothy Cunningham is the President of the Irvington Community Association and because of the dedication to her community she has been awarded two community outreach awards: The Red Cross Hometown Hero Award and The National Organizers Alliance (NOA) Respite Award. Dorothy has great pride in her community and the Guardian Angels are proud to have the pleasure to say we know her.
Thank you for allowing us to participate in your community! The angels will follow this Hometown Hero anywhere. Keep up the good work and we will see you soon!
Strider and Dorothy Cunningham
The ICA meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4025 Fredrick Ave at 7pm. For more information on the Irvington community, please contact Dorothy Cunnigham at 410-368-4015.
“Only through nonviolence can this goal be attained, for the aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation and the creation of the beloved community.”—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.