Bel Air Police Department

  • Agency: Bel Air Police Department
  • Address: 39 N. Hickory Ave, Bel Air , 21014 MD
  • Chief: Leo Matrangola (Chief of Police)
Phone: 410-638-4500

Bel Air Police Department is located at 39 N. Hickory Ave, Bel Air , 21014 MD. The Chief of Police of the department is Leo Matrangola. The Bel Air Police Department phone number is 410-638-4500.

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Help locate this missing person. Please call 911 or 410-838-6600 if you have any information.

With the generous assistance from the Maryland Association of Bank Security (MABS) and the Harford Bank, the reward in both Harford Bank robberies has been increased to (up to) $5,000 for each robbery. Please share the post below and help us catch these criminals and hold them accountable!

Please check out the safety tips for students in this article....

This is the last day for Sergeant Frank S Krick (B79) who is retiring after 33 years of loyal, dedicated and passionate service to citizens and to the Town of Bel Air! The Town of Bel Air wishes him, and his family, the very best that life has to offer and continued success in his future endeavors. B79 is 10-42.

***UPDATE*** I have been reunited with my human!! Thank you all for sharing! It was through social media we were able to make this happen. I have lost my human!! This nice male was found on Catherine Street in Howard Park. If you are my human, or know where I live, please call the Bel Air Police Dept. 410-638-4500. I may end up staying at the Animal Emergency Vets located at 722 Bel Air Road. 410-420-7297.

Town of Bel Air, BAPD and BAPD - Citizens Advisory Board, and many others, attended the preview of the Harford County Crisis Center today. What a privilege to attend one of the first integrated crisis centers of its kind in Maryland. Outstanding and inspirational talks given by Mr. Lyle Sheldon (President and CEO of Upper Chesapeake Health - Healthy Harford); Harford County Executive Barry Glassman; Dr. Russell Moy (Harford County Health Officer); Dr. Barbara Bazron (Deputy Secretary, Maryland Dept. of Health); Ms. Myra Derbyshire (Peer Recovery Coach) and moderated by Ms. Sharon Lipford (Executive Director of Healthy Harford). The center is planned to be opened and fully operational early next year. Also, remember that if you or a loved one are experiencing difficulty and need to speak to someone the behavioral health, mental health and addiction services hotline is open, 24 hours a day. The number is 1-800-NEXT-STEP (1-800-639-8783).

Today (10/23/18) a patron of Orange Theory Fitness in the 300 block of Baltimore Pike was the victim of a theft from auto. A side window was broken and over $2500 in electronics was taken from inside the car. If you have any information please contact Ofc. Renteria at LRENTERIA@BELAIRMD.ORG.

Halloween is almost here, the Bel Air Police Department offers some important tips for a safe Halloween for children and adults. Remember, All Hallows’ Eve is Wednesday, October 31. The official trick-or-treat hours will be between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. 1. If your child is old enough to trick-or-treat without an adult, designate a route of travel beforehand. Tell your child to stay in a group, avoid taking short cuts through backyards and alleys. Have them call-in on several occasions as an added measure of safety. 2. Accompany young children and remind them to stop at all street corners, cross only at intersections and crosswalks. Teach them to look left, right and left before crossing the street and to continue looking both ways as they cross. If you’re a motorist, slow down and be prepared to give trick-or-treaters a break/brake. 3. Children should wear reflective clothing to be easily seen and/or carry a flashlight or glowstick. 4. Make sure to inspect/approve your children’s candy and treats before consumption. 5. Never allow your children to enter unfamiliar homes and have them visit only those homes where the lights are on. 6. Secure emergency identification (name, address, phone number) of your child discreetly within Halloween costumes or on a bracelet. 7. If you do use candles, keep them well away from where trick-or-treaters will be walking or standing. Review with your children the principle of “stop, drop and roll” should their clothing catch fire. 8. Shorter is safer. Make sure that your child’s shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. 9. Select masks for your child that won’t limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup as a safer alternative. 10. Lastly, teach children how to call 9-1-1 if they have an emergency or become lost. Be a good neighbor. 1. Keep your porch lights on and eliminate tripping hazards on your porch and walkway. Remove outdoor safety hazards such as toys, bicycles, garden hoses and lawn ornaments. Make sure the driveway and steps are cleared of leaves. Make sure that the driveway and walks are well lit for incoming trick-or-treaters. 2. Pets get frightened on Halloween. Confine your pets for their safety and for that of trick-or-treaters.

Crossing Guard needed. Help our community's children safely cross the street on their way to school, at intersections near Bel Air Elementary School and Saint Margaret School, apply online!

UPDATE: October 22, 2018 Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland - In collaboration with the Maryland Association of Banking Security (MABS) has increased the reward for information leading to the arrest of this suspect from $2,000 to $4,000. UPDATE: See the attached Metro Crime Stoppers reward flyer. Everyone, we just experience another Robbery at Harford Bank located at 505 S Main St. Please stay clear of the area. Perimeter established and searching for a stocky black male late with blue bandanna, gray hoodie, last seen on Linwood near Maitland. NO firearm was displayed. More to follow when we receive it. If you have pertinent information please contact the police at 410-638-4500. Expect heavy police presence in the area. Please keep an eye on the HCPS media outlets for school info.

Still a little time if you want to stop by the Bel Air Police Department and Bel Air Lion's Club Child Safety Day... Havre De Grace PD, Harford County Sheriff's Office - Animal Control, pony rides, child fingerprint ID, Kilby Ice Cream, and give-aways!

Please join the Havre de Grace High PTSA and the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy for "Rebound - The Chris Herren Story."

On Saturday, September 29, Bel Air PD Dispatcher Jessica Carpenter received that call for service in which seconds meant the difference between life and death. The call was related to a Town resident who was experiencing a heart attack. Mr. John Herzog was performing some yard work when the unthinkable occurred. Officer First Class Logan Walsh, Officer First Class John Ganovski and Acting Corporal Kayhla Hendren arrived within 2 minutes of the call being dispatched and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Minutes/seconds later, the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company arrived to assist in the life-saving efforts. Quick and heroic efforts and teamwork by everyone, to include those who initially reported the incident, rapid and efficient dispatching, heroic life-saving CPR and other medical efforts by police, fire services, and medical services all worked seamlessly to save a life. As a token of their immense appreciation the Herzog family provided the Bel Air PD, and Squad 2, a super tasty care package from "Mission BBQ." Thank you Herzog family for the care package and for inviting us to celebrate the gift of life with you and your loved one.

Coffee with a Cop going on now, at Newberry Cafe and Bakery. Come join us!!

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As September ends, so does National Recovery Month. Today, at the "Human Rope to Stop the Dope" event in front of the Harford County Circuit Courthouse, we stand by those who are celebrating recovery and raising awareness about addiction. We stand united with our partners and will continue to fight the war against substance abuse! Pictured from left to right, Ms. Amber Shrodes, Ms. Maddi Shrodes, Ms. Linda Williams and Mr. Joe Ryan.

***HELP US IDENTIFY*** The pictured female is suspected of passing stolen/fraudulent checks at financial instituations in both Havre de Grace and North East, MD. The checks, among other property, were stolen in August from a vehicle that had been parked at the entrance to the MA & PA trail on Williams St. in Bel Air. The suspect is described as a white female, in her mid to late 20’s, with shoulder length blonde hair. She is pictured operating a newer model Toyota Camry, white in color, with black and silver rims. Officer First Class Gordon Hunt is the primary contact in this case. Call 410-638-4500 if you can help with identification.

BAPD is very fortunate to have this guy wearing our uniform and serving our citizens!

Come join us at Newberry Cafe & Bakery on, Wednesday, October 3rd, for national "Coffee with a Cop" day. Enjoy a free cup of coffee and some casual conversation with members of the Bel Air Police Department. Visit for more information and other locations participating near you.

A beautiful day to shop and enjoy the scenery, and it looks like many citizens feel the same way! The Art Fest is going till 5 pm and many other events are happening throughout Town today. Our officers, Auxiliary Police, Explorers, Department of Public Works employees are making sure your Town experience (on foot) is the best!!