How will walking areas be assessed for ongoing safety?

The Howard County Police Department will have an increased presence around schools when the new school year begins. Their H.A.S.T.E. (Helping Arriving Students Through Enforcement) program has officers focused on enforcing traffic laws in school areas.

Additionally, while School Resource Officers (SROs) are assigned to high schools, they are often in close proximity to middle and elementary schools to assist as needed.

Community members can always call the HCPD non-emergency number 410-313-2200 for assistance or 911 in an emergency. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will also continue to respond as needed through the activation of the 911 system.