Baltimore County is adding additional police officers and improving nighttime lighting as part of a public safety focus for new developments in Towson, including next month’s opening of a 15-screen movie theater.
With multiple projects sprouting in the county seat, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Friday that public safety is the priority. He sought to assure residents that the county can handle crowds expected to flock to downtown Towson for the new Cinemark theater and restaurants at Towson Square.
“Downtown Towson is the place to be — and we are prepared,” Kamenetz said at a news conference at the county courthouse.
The theater is scheduled to open July 10, and five additional officers are being assigned to the Towson precinct. Both uniformed and plainclothes officers will patrol alleys and streets, he said.