Our neighborhood relations outreach includes partnerships with local police, the Greater
Towson Council of Community Association, the Towson Chamber of Commerce, and more.
Community & Police Partnerships
Towson University Police Department, Baltimore County Police Department and the Division
of Student Affairs Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education work closely together
proactively to keep Towson students safe and responsible on and off-campus.
Learn More about TUPD
Community Police Patrols Grant
Towson University provide police officer grant funding to the Towson precinct of the
Baltimore County Police for community patrolling for every weekend from opening weekend
in the fall through Halloween weekend, and once again in the spring during Tigerfest
weekend. Funding allows extra-duty police personnel to focus patrols in local campus
Underage Drinking Task Force
Local grant funds enable the TUPD and BCPD to team up on the Underage Drinking Task
Force. Each semester our police officers work together to identify problems with underage
alcohol consumption, fake IDs and DUI check points.
Read the 2-page report summary (PDF) highlighting the positive differences the university's
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) programs and policies are making in student
perceptions and behaviors.
K-9 Patrol Unit
TU Police Department's K-9 Unit, consisting of Cpl. Andrew Cline and Fillmore, a scent
trained black Labrador retriever. Fillmore is trained to search for illegal drugs
on our campus and as needed within proximity to our campus to assist BCPD.
The CA program consists of a student community ambassador who, similar to an on-campus
Resident Assistant (RA), works with the students living in the neighborhood, helping
them understand expectations for living well in the community. Community ambassadors
talk with student residents about neighbors’ expectations and community concerns like
noise, trash, and party behavior. Ambassadors also plan fun events for students and
neighbors. After a pilot run in one community during the 2009-2010 academic year,
the Community Ambassador program has expanded each year to include new local neighborhoods.
The Big Event and Town & Gown Clean Up Days
The Big Event is Towson University’s largest day of community service where Towson
University students give back to the Towson community by helping out local homeowners
and non-profits. After six years, Towson University’s Big Event has grown to encompass
over 1,400 students and over 100 different project sites. The 2016 Big Event will
be held on Saturday, April 16th at 9 a.m.
The entire Towson community partners twice a year, once in the fall and again in the
spring, for the Town & Gown Clean-Up day to help improve working and living conditions
in Towson. Beautification efforts include painting, garden bed clean-up for local
streetscapes and neighborhoods.
Off-Campus Living Fair & Workshops
The annual Off-Campus Living Fair is held each spring semester in the University Union.
Representatives from various apartment complexes and businesses in the Towson provide
information to students who are interested in living off-campus for the next academic
year. Students receive the interactive online guide and literature about community
expectations, Baltimore County Code, and University policies. This guide gives students
information about making a decision on where to live and how to navigate the additional
responsibilities of living off-campus. We encourage our students to be aware of city
codes and to get to know their neighbors. Students and neighbors can contact the university’s
Office of Off-Campus Student Services for more information, 410-704-4632.