Guilford Security Patrol
Since 1992 the Guilford Security Patrol (GSP) has played an integral role in maintaining the safety and security of our neighborhood. The service is managed by The Association’s Safety Committee. US Security Associates, a leading regional security company, is the contract organization that provides guards and patrol cars.
The operating budget for the service is funded by the residents of Guilford through the Guilford Association. Residents participate by paying a $325 annual fee and becoming GSP members. We encourage all residents to join both for the service offered and because increasing the participation rate will enable increased patrols and additional guards to be added.
All residents of Guilford are able to call on GSP in the event of a security concern and the entire neighborhood benefits from the patrols. In addition, for members GSP provides many services beyond patrolling the streets, including escorting members to their homes, providing escorts if neighbors are walking between homes late at night and checking members’ homes when they are out of town.
Security Patrol Phone Numbers
GSP guards: If police, medical or fire assistance is needed, call 911 before calling GSP. To contact a GSP guard, call 410-212-4785. We urge you to program the GSP phone number into your cell phones and home phone. You may also send a text message to GSP.
GSP patrols less than 24 hours a day. In the event that you call when GSP is unavailable you may leave a voicemail, but it may not be returned until the next day. For an emergency always call 911.
Vacation Requests: If you would like a GSP guard to check on your home when you are away, you will need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least three to four days before your departure. Include your name, address, phone number and the dates of your departure and return. If requested by you in the email, each time a guard stops to inspect your home, the guard will leave a small slip of paper indicating the date, time and results of their inspection. Vacation requests will no longer be accepted by phone and only is available to residents who have paid the annual member fee.
Membership in the Security Patrol requires payment of the annual security fee to:
The Guilford Association
4200 Saint Paul St., Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21218
For convenience annual billing is made at the time the Association bills for annual maintenance fees.
The following information should be current with the Association or provided at the time of payment: