In direct response to a trend of worsening crime, a local group of concerned citizens founded Shomrim of Baltimore, Inc. in October of 2005. Shomrim’s main goal since that time is to improve safety and security for all community members. And, in fact, crime rates have continued on a downward trend since that moment.
The number of first responders has grown from a handful of people to over 50 volunteers. Additionally, we have a number of people who run dispatch and other ancillary services. These dedicated volunteers provide additional safety and security assistance to people throughout the Northwest Baltimore neighborhood.
Shomrim works closely with police departments in both Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Shomrim assists the police by helping to deter crime by being additional eyes and ears and helping in other ways as well.
In some cases, police request our assistance; for instance, in the case of missing persons (the reason we established Maryland Volunteer Search And Rescue), community events, and other needs.
Learn more about Baltimore Shomrim’s vital mission to assist with security and safety for the whole community.
Baltimore Shomrim responds to calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Shomrim’s responders are generally on-site within minutes of a call to our hotline.
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Shomrim of Baltimore, Inc. is a non-profit community organization, managed by its Board of Directors. There are currently six officer positions:
- Vice President
- Assistant Vice President
- Assistant Secretary
In addition to our Board of Directors, we have many other special advisors. These experts in various fields contribute their professional knowledge, experience, expertise and training services in many areas, including mental health services, physical security, counter terrorism, intelligence gathering and emergency management services.
Additionally, in the event Shomrim dispatchers or units need help in specific emergency situations, our special advisors are on call to assist the various units.
Get involved with Shomrim to show your support and to help improve the safety and security of the community.
Letter from the President:
I know how difficult it can be to remain strong in these times of great uncertainty. It is my goal, and my mission, that everything we do here at Baltimore Shomrim is focused on improving safety and security around our neighborhood.
It is especially important to me that we improve the FEELING of being safe and secure around the neighborhood. I and the entire team work tirelessly to help create that feeling, so we can all live in relative peace and harmony despite the crazy world around us.
If you feel there is something we can do to help improve the community, or if you want to let us know about something, or for any other reason – please use the contact form on this website to bring something to my attention.
I look forward to hearing from you.
~President of Shomrim