Governor Hogan announces $4 million in grants to combat gangs and violent crime
8:45 PM, Aug 9, 2018
8:46 PM, Aug 9, 2018
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Governor Larry Hogan announced on Thursday during a press conference that more than $4 million will be awarded to target violent gangs and criminal networks in the State of Maryland.
As part of the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN), these funds will also be used to assist victims of human trafficking and will expand on measures to find and pursue the people committing these crimes.
“Our administration launched the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network to connect strategic counties and cities with 36 federal, state, and local law enforcement task forces,” said Governor Hogan. “This crime-fighting network is focused on comprehensive data sharing and collaboration to break down jurisdiction barriers. County lines do not deter or even slow down criminals, and now, they are no longer roadblocks.”
According to the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, MCIN enables law enforcement to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal networks through collaboration and comprehensive data sharing.
Grants are being awarded to the following MCIN coalitions: