Public Safety & Law

How do I contact the Baltimore City Police Department?

For any emergency please call 9-1-1. If you have a specific question about your neighborhood please call your Patrol District office.

Where can I find information about CitiWatch cameras?

CitiWatch Services provides state-of-the-art CCTV cameras throughout the City of Baltimore in an effort to assist Police and other City agencies with public safety. The cameras are monitored 24 hours a day and 365 days a year by certfied CCTV monitors with law enforcement backgrounds. The following links provide more information about CitiWatch Services and all camera locations. If you would like to request a camera in your neighborhood contact your Patrol District office.

How do I get a protective order?

If you have been a victim of domestic violence and are interested in seeking a protect order you can find more information on the Mayor's Office on Criminal Justice's (MOCJ) web site. There are several organizations in Baltimore providing assistance to victims of domestic violence who can help navigate the process and provide additional resources. You can also visit the MOCJ web site to see a full list of organizations and their contact information. Here are two organizations from that list that can help:

  • Turnaround Inc. 443-279-0379
  • House of Ruth 410-889-7884
Where can I find information about Operation Crime Watch?

Operation Crime Watch is designed to prevent and reduce crime in Baltimore by creating and supporting neighborhood-based block watch and citizen patrol programs through a partnership between the citizens of Baltimore, the Mayor's Office on Criminal Justice, the Baltimore City Police Department and the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Citizens and police officers will support each other in preventing and reducing crime thorugh more effective communication and by creating problem-solving relationships appropriate to each community.

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.