At a recent meeting of the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations, Capt. Richard Howard, commander of the Towson precinct, warned community leaders that cold weather and the upcoming holiday season could lead to a spike in crime in Towson.

But to this point, Howard and his officers have been fighting back Towson’s crime rate without the three additional officers promised in May that were meant to aid the precinct.

“We want these positions filled as quickly as possible, but we have to follow our personnel procedures,” Cpl. Cathy Batton, a police spokeswoman, said.

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