From Maryland State Police:
(Churchville, MD): Results of Aggressive Driving Initiative.
During the week of September 14, 2009 the Maryland State Police conducted an “Aggressive Driving Initiative” in Harford County Maryland. The targeted enforcement areas were Route 136 (Whiteford Road) at Robinson Mill Road and Route 22 (Churchville Road) in the area of Campus Hills. Throughout this week Troopers issued 102 warnings and 35 citations. Violation ranged from speeding, following too closely, seatbelt violations, to a variety of other violations.
“We feel this was a successful operation not only from an enforcement perspective but from an education point of view as well” said Sgt. Jeff Kloiber. In the past there were several citizen complaints concerning school bus violations. According to Kloiber, “during this operation there were no complaints received.”
During the next several months the Maryland State Police will be conducting similar operations on certain roadways within Harford County which have been identified as having a high frequency of crashes or citizen complaints. The targeted roadways will be posted through our media partners one week prior to the actual week of enhanced enforcement.
Much ado about nothing. The state police in this area have been diminished to the point of being completely irrelevant. Wouldn’t be surprised to the see them closed the doors and make the place a museum.
How many troopers are left at the Bel Air barracks?
I hear less than 20 actual working guys spread over five shifts with only one or two actually on patrol at a time.
Not many…that’s why they no longer handle calls for service in the county (well very few anyway unless it’s on a state road.) They used to take every 4th call that came in on 9-11.
Ben Dover says
Not irrelevant…just under appreciated, under funded, under staffed. The troops still go out there and give 100 percent everyday and night.
Yes, more police of any kind is good for the area.
It’s a compliment. Chuck’s come a long way from doing smokey burnouts in that old Mach I to the rank of Lieutenant with the State Police! I hope they don’t close the barrack, either. Duck Farmers rule!
Hobo Joe says
Chuck’s Mom is hot.
Hobo Joe says
B. Darwin is overwhelmingly handsome. Is he dating Chuck’s mom?
ted r. says
More troopers to hand out seat belt tickets or to ticket people doing 65 mph on the Bel air by-pass. More troopers, sure, but put the barracks on Rt. 40 where they can do some good.
The Sheriff’s Office has the northern and quiet parts of the county under control.
Last Word says
Dave and Biff – do you think that you can relate to this quote from the Persian War. “The first was when Leonidas and Demophilos met on the way to Thermopylae. Demophilos was surprised that Leonidas brought only 300 out of the thousands of Spartan warriors, while he had brought 700 Thespians. In response, Leonidas asked several of the Thespians what their occupations were: potter, sculptor and blacksmith were the responses. The same question of the Spartans elicited only a single response: war; whereupon Leonidas said that he brought more soldiers than Demophilos.” There may be only a few troopers but THEY DO SO MUCH MORE – look and go WOW at the latest press release from them…….
What that press release didn’t say was how many tips they received that came through the HCSO and how many deputies responded to the initial call that night setting up a perimeter and canvassing the area, though as it turned out the suspect was likely back in his apartment before the first officers were on scene. I’m not trying to take anything away from MSP in handling that robbery, but if the only people involved were troopers from the Bel Air barracks unfortunately it probably would’ve taken much longer get the scumbag. The troopers from there work extremely hard, but unfortunately their manpower is way down.
Last Word – Didn’t see your response since this was such a non-story but what the heck are you trying to say? At least your Spartans had 300. The state police have two……….