The Baltimore's Sheriff's Office is teaming up with the police department to try to add more foot patrols in the city.
The Sheriff's Office is taking deputy sheriffs from different departments and putting them out on the streets to have more deputies on foot patrolling. This will happen every Friday starting this week and will happen for different special events happening throughout the city, including the festival in Fells Point this Saturday.
The idea is to help keep more city neighborhoods safe during the weekend. On Friday, there will be 15 deputy sheriffs at different locations in the south-east and eastern districts. There will also be seven deputy sheriffs for the festival in Fells Point this Saturday, and 30 for the American Cancer Society event happening on Sunday.
In a statement, Baltimore Sheriff John Anderson says, "We deeply care about the people affected by crime in Baltimore and funding additional deputy sheriff resources would provide my office with the ability to help all neighborhoods in the city become safer."
The statement didn't state why the change is happening now. This initiative will be in effect until future notice.