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April 1, 1997
THEIR RANGE of expertise can be astounding.The Baltimore County police department has a female volunteer certified to operate an infrared system on an aircraft; she logs 450 hours a year in surveillance.In Anne Arundel County, auxiliary police members may help in conducting wiretaps or solving elaborate computer problems. The oldest volunteer, at age 84, still directs traffic.From Harford and Frederick counties to Baltimore City and beyond, hundreds of men and women have joined the civilian auxiliaries of their local law enforcement agencies.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Sun reporter | August 13, 2007
The public sees them when they direct traffic at big ball games, when they halt parades so cars can pass and when they attend city festivals. But members of the city's all-volunteer auxiliary police unit say they used to do much more, including walking foot patrols with sworn officers. Many are now saying they do not get respect from the department and they are not being used effectively. "They want to be able to do things that they are trained to do," said Auxiliary Col. Richard M. Terry, head of the auxiliary unit.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Sun reporter | August 13, 2007
The public sees them when they direct traffic at big ball games, when they halt parades so cars can pass and when they attend city festivals. But members of the city's all-volunteer auxiliary police unit say they used to do much more, including walking foot patrols with sworn officers. Many are now saying they do not get respect from the department and they are not being used effectively. "They want to be able to do things that they are trained to do," said Auxiliary Col. Richard M. Terry, head of the auxiliary unit.
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By Jessica Valdez and Jessica Valdez,SUN STAFF | August 25, 2003
Except for the gold capital letters "AUXILIARY" across the top of their blue police caps, the six uniformed men and women standing in front of a boarded-up chicken shop in Cold Spring looked like any other Baltimore police officers. After receiving instructions from Sgt. Robert Gibson Jr. of the Police Department's Community Affairs Division, the six auxiliary officers -- all unpaid volunteers -- began patrolling during the recent National Night Out anti-crime observances, assuming some responsibilities usually handled by regular, full-time police.
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By KATHY SUTPHIN | August 12, 1994
Peeling potatoes, calling bingo numbers and setting up chairs in the banquet hall may seem to be ordinary tasks, but for Mount Airy's American Legion Gold Star "family," these commonplace chores help pass the torch of patriotism to today's youth.From cash prizes for thought-inspiring contests to paid tuitions for Boys and Girls State, dollars garnered at Post 191 fund-raising dinners, dances and bingo games support a variety of youth-oriented citizenship programs.The Gold Star family consists of three related veterans service organizations: American Legion Post 191, the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 191 and Auxiliary Unit 191.Membership requirements differ depending on the organization, but all three groups -- with a total membership of more than 1,200 people -- support local Americanism programs.
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By Jessica Valdez and Jessica Valdez,SUN STAFF | August 25, 2003
Except for the gold capital letters "AUXILIARY" across the top of their blue police caps, the six uniformed men and women standing in front of a boarded-up chicken shop in Cold Spring looked like any other Baltimore police officers. After receiving instructions from Sgt. Robert Gibson Jr. of the Police Department's Community Affairs Division, the six auxiliary officers -- all unpaid volunteers -- began patrolling during the recent National Night Out anti-crime observances, assuming some responsibilities usually handled by regular, full-time police.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | April 28, 2002
It's 4 a.m. on a Monday and Ellicott City resident Herbert Michael will be patrolling the streets of Howard County in his Police Department-issued Jeep for the next 12 hours, probably a tad longer. Clad in an all-gray police uniform - but armed only with a shiny silver whistle and Mace - he is sometimes called "officer" or "Officer Michael." But "Herb" is just fine with him. He's also known by his police handle, Auxiliary 25. The sturdy-looking 73-year-old has put in about 11,000 hours with the Howard County Police Department in the past six years, an average of more than 35 hours a week.
NEWS
March 7, 1995
A 37-year-old Mount Airy man accused of stabbing his brother in the chest was released on $20,000 unsecured bond after he was charged with assault and a deadly weapons count Saturday.Jackie Ray Spencer of the 1100 block of N. Main St. was arrested at his home about 11 p.m. after state police were called to the area to investigate a stabbing.Joseph P. Spencer, 32, of the same address was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment of a 1-inch-wide stab wound in his lower chest.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 18, 1998
The Westminster Police Department is seeking volunteers for an auxiliary police unit that responds to noncriminal calls.Volunteers must be at least age 15 and able to contribute at least 40 hours each year to Stop Crime on Residential Environments, or SCORE. The 2-year-old program has two volunteers and needs about 10 more, police said."The volunteers start out by helping with community presentations, funeral escorts and traffic control," said Cpl. Michael Bible, community education officer.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Staff Writer | July 1, 1992
SYKESVILLE -- If it seemed the police force was bigger than usual at Sunday's music festival in Millard Cooper Park, that's because it was.Sunday's event was the first official activity for Police Chief Wallace Mitchell's volunteer auxiliary police unit, so far composed of eight area men and a chaplain, the Rev. Roland "Bud" Brown of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.Decked out in blue uniforms and police auxiliary badges, the officers directed traffic and walked the park watching for signs of trouble and maybe a sneaky drinker.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | April 28, 2002
It's 4 a.m. on a Monday and Ellicott City resident Herbert Michael will be patrolling the streets of Howard County in his Police Department-issued Jeep for the next 12 hours, probably a tad longer. Clad in an all-gray police uniform - but armed only with a shiny silver whistle and Mace - he is sometimes called "officer" or "Officer Michael." But "Herb" is just fine with him. He's also known by his police handle, Auxiliary 25. The sturdy-looking 73-year-old has put in about 11,000 hours with the Howard County Police Department in the past six years, an average of more than 35 hours a week.
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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2000
When the military sets up camp at a remote site, Patrick Power Products is hoping its generator sets will be there to make sure the lights go on and the air conditioning and cooking equipment are up and running. The year-old Howard County company is developing and manufacturing auxiliary power units for military camps. It is also developing APUs for military combat vehicles and commuter jets. Officials at the company received patents for their products this year, said Steve Huter, president and chief operating officer of Patrick Power Products.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 18, 1998
The Westminster Police Department is seeking volunteers for an auxiliary police unit that responds to noncriminal calls.Volunteers must be at least age 15 and able to contribute at least 40 hours each year to Stop Crime on Residential Environments, or SCORE. The 2-year-old program has two volunteers and needs about 10 more, police said."The volunteers start out by helping with community presentations, funeral escorts and traffic control," said Cpl. Michael Bible, community education officer.
NEWS
April 1, 1997
THEIR RANGE of expertise can be astounding.The Baltimore County police department has a female volunteer certified to operate an infrared system on an aircraft; she logs 450 hours a year in surveillance.In Anne Arundel County, auxiliary police members may help in conducting wiretaps or solving elaborate computer problems. The oldest volunteer, at age 84, still directs traffic.From Harford and Frederick counties to Baltimore City and beyond, hundreds of men and women have joined the civilian auxiliaries of their local law enforcement agencies.
NEWS
March 7, 1995
A 37-year-old Mount Airy man accused of stabbing his brother in the chest was released on $20,000 unsecured bond after he was charged with assault and a deadly weapons count Saturday.Jackie Ray Spencer of the 1100 block of N. Main St. was arrested at his home about 11 p.m. after state police were called to the area to investigate a stabbing.Joseph P. Spencer, 32, of the same address was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment of a 1-inch-wide stab wound in his lower chest.
NEWS
By KATHY SUTPHIN | August 12, 1994
Peeling potatoes, calling bingo numbers and setting up chairs in the banquet hall may seem to be ordinary tasks, but for Mount Airy's American Legion Gold Star "family," these commonplace chores help pass the torch of patriotism to today's youth.From cash prizes for thought-inspiring contests to paid tuitions for Boys and Girls State, dollars garnered at Post 191 fund-raising dinners, dances and bingo games support a variety of youth-oriented citizenship programs.The Gold Star family consists of three related veterans service organizations: American Legion Post 191, the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 191 and Auxiliary Unit 191.Membership requirements differ depending on the organization, but all three groups -- with a total membership of more than 1,200 people -- support local Americanism programs.
NEWS
By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2000
When the military sets up camp at a remote site, Patrick Power Products is hoping its generator sets will be there to make sure the lights go on and the air conditioning and cooking equipment are up and running. The year-old Howard County company is developing and manufacturing auxiliary power units for military camps. It is also developing APUs for military combat vehicles and commuter jets. Officials at the company received patents for their products this year, said Steve Huter, president and chief operating officer of Patrick Power Products.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Staff Writer | July 1, 1992
SYKESVILLE -- If it seemed the police force was bigger than usual at Sunday's music festival in Millard Cooper Park, that's because it was.Sunday's event was the first official activity for Police Chief Wallace Mitchell's volunteer auxiliary police unit, so far composed of eight area men and a chaplain, the Rev. Roland "Bud" Brown of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.Decked out in blue uniforms and police auxiliary badges, the officers directed traffic and walked the park watching for signs of trouble and maybe a sneaky drinker.
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