History/Mission

The Idlewydle Citizens on Patrol group (ICOP) was formed in March 2008 through a coalition of Idlewylde residents concerned about neighborhood crime, the Baltimore County Police Department (BCPD) and the Towson Area Citizens on Patrol group (TACOP).

Our mission is to ensure the Idlewylde community remains a safe place in which to raise our families. To date we have trained over 100 residents who patrol day and night in marked and unmarked vehicles, by bike and on foot.

In addition to daily patrols, ICOP provides residents with information on recent crime activity, alerts on the latest crime trends and crime prevention techniques and programs. Access to this information is through our community e-mail list, the Idlewylde newsletter and this website.

ICOP is funded by a grant from the Baltimore County Police Department’s Office of Community Crime Prevention and the generous support of local businesses.