Councilman David Marks announced that he will host a town hall meeting on public safety on Monday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Perry Hall Library.
The Councilman announced a five-step plan on social media that he will detail more during the Town Hall.
First, he plans to continue to remain in contact with local police precincts in the area. Next, he will invite members of the Towson Area Citizens on Patrol (COP) to the meeting on Monday to help other communities set up COP programs in their neighborhoods.
Marks also wants to work with his fellow council members on a plan to incentivize Baltimore County police officers to live in Baltimore County neighborhoods. It would not be a requirement, but a possible property tax-credit for those officers.
In addition, the councilman explained that the county council does not determine the budget and hopes to encourage the County Executive (and the next County Executive) to fund the hiring of more police officers.
Finally, he calls to improve and strengthen the relationship with law enforcement in surrounding jurisdictions, the state and federal governments.
Sadly, crime appears to have increased over the past few years and I commend Councilman Marks for taking a proactive approach.
His plan has some good ideas and I look forward to hearing more details on Monday.