Message from Towson Area Citizens On Patrol (TACOP):


On National Night Out, August 4, 2015, a special Baltimore County Police-escorted motorcade of Towson Area Citizens On Patrol (TACOP) volunteers will drive through Towson’s 25 COP neighborhoods, casting the spotlight on crime prevention in Towson. Every year, this National Night Out motorcade attracts hundreds of residents who turn on their lights, walk their neighborhood streets, interact with the police, cheer the motorcade and applaud TACOP’s community crime fighting initiatives.

National Night Out is celebrated across the country on first Tuesday of August. This year’s event will begin with a rally on Tuesday, August 4th at 5:30 PM. Towson residents, TACOP volunteers and representatives of the Police and Community Relations Council (PCRC), Providence Volunteer Fire Company and the Baltimore County Police will gather for the rally at Towson Marketplace, in front of Toys R Us on Putty Hill Avenue. At the conclusion of the rally, the police-escorted motorcade will lead the Fire and Police Vehicle Parade.

All National Night Out rally attendees are asked to bring 2-3 non-perishable items of food or travel size toiletries to the rally, which will be donated to the Assistance Center of Towson Churches to help Towson residents in need.

TACOP volunteers patrol the streets of Towson neighborhoods to keep residents, businesses and students safe. Working in partnership with the Baltimore County Police, they monitor crime activity in Towson neighborhoods and immediately call 911 to report suspected criminal activity they observe while on patrol. TACOP is a 501c3 organization founded in 2000 to help Towson Area neighborhoods start COP programs and is solely supported by donations.

For more information, refer to

TACOP Contacts: