Public Safety & Law

How do I get a Crime Watch sign for my neighborhood?

Contact the Mayor's Office on Criminal Justice to inquire about Crime Watch signs. Learn more about Operation Crime Watch on the Four Steps To Fighting Crime web site.

City agency
Criminal Justice
How can I locate emergency shelters?

Many City buildings are designated as emergency shelters, but not all will be operating during an emergency. Please tune into the news (WBAL 1090 AM radio is our primary alerting partner) or check our Facebook and Twitter pages to find the closest, open shelter.

City agency
Mayor's Office of Emergency Management
How can I locate evacuation routes?

All major roads exiting Baltimore City can be used as evacuation routes. The City maintains plans to funnel traffic and allow contra-flow traffic to facilitate evacuation on theses routes. During an evacuation, only a limited number of routes will be used based on the incident. Please tune into the news (WBAL 1090 AM radio is our primary alerting partner) or check our Facebook and Twitter pages to find which evacuation route to use.

City agency
Mayor's Office of Emergency Management
How can I sign up for emergency notifications?

Connect with the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management and get alerts via Facebook, Twitter, eMail and SMS.

City agency
Mayor's Office of Emergency Management
How can I get involved in emergency preparedness?