The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to release that the 26th Annual Christmas Drive was once again a resounding success. Despite the largest increase in numbers seen in several years, the Sheriff’s Drive was able to help 198 families (421 children and 266 adults) in need throughout the county this holiday season. Special thanks go out to the many individuals and partners that contributed to the effort, especially the Festival at Bel Air, Forest Hill Mini Storage, Mason Dixon Community Services, Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association, St James UME Church in Darlington, Karen Tracy, Drayer’s Physical Therapy in Bel Air, the Young Marines, HCSO Explorers Post 6600, the Boy Scouts, Merrill Lynch in Bel Air, Tiny Toes, Dollar General in Churchville, Bel Air Elementary School, the many deputies and civilian volunteers of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the citizens of Harford County.
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is currently establishing a list of Harford County high school students interested in attending the 2009 Sheriff’s Youth Academy. This is a tremendous opportunity for students to learn about law enforcement. Attendees of the Youth Academy spend five days and four nights at Harford Glenn Environmental Education Center at no cost*. This program is being offered, June 22-26, 2009 and August 3 – 7, 2009. Students are provided classroom instructions and hands on activities that encompass a broad spectrum of law enforcement responsibilities. A tour of the Harford County Detention Center is an example of just one of the planned activities. Traditional summer camp activities included canoeing and Ropes course team building initiatives.
If you would like to be included in the interest list for the summer of 2009 Youth Academy, simply contact the School Police Resource Officer assigned to your high school or call the Harford County Sheriff’s Office School Policing Team at 410-638-3969.
There will be a $ 25.00 application fee which will be fully refundable to all applicants, except those students that are accepted into the program and fail to notify the Sheriff’s School Policing team, at least two weeks in advance of the start of the Youth Academy, that they will be unable to attend or those that fail to complete the academy.
Please visit the Harford County Sheriff’s Office new website at www.harfordsheriff.org. Utilize such tools as Crime Reports which makes it simple and easy for you to receive timely and important local crime data for your neighborhood. Check out the “Wanted” section for information regarding suspects being sought, now providing you the opportunity to offer tips on line. Or choose to keep up to date with community news and safety reports specific to your interests by joining the Harford County Sheriff’s Office community email list. Simple log on to the home page of www.harfordsheriff.org and look for the “Stay Informed” sign up box and indicate what reports and information you would like to receive.