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More than $6.3 million in funding awarded to Maryland law enforcement to advance community policing

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Posted at 7:51 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 19:51:49-04

BALTIMORE — The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday they will be awarding more than $6.3 million to Maryland law enforcement for the purpose of hiring individuals to advance community policing.

The funding will be given to eight Maryland law enforcement agencies.

The Attorney General announced funding awards totaling nearly $400 million to 596 law enforcement agencies across the nation.

“The Department of Justice is committed to providing the police chiefs and sheriffs of our great nation with needed resources, tools, and support. The funding announced today will bolster their ranks and contribute to expanding community policing efforts nationwide,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “A law enforcement agency’s most valuable assets are the men and women who put their lives on the line every day in the name of protecting and serving their communities.”

“These federal funds being provided to local law enforcement agencies will go a long way to enhancing their response to violent crime and other public safety issues being experienced by their communities,” said United States Attorney Robert K. Hur.

The following Maryland agencies received awards:

  • Baltimore County received $1,250,000
  • Baltimore Police Department received $2,830,272
  • City of Brentwood received $125,000
  • Cecil County Sheriff’s Department received $375,000
  • Charles County received $250,000
  • Mt. Rainier Police Department received $125,000
  • Seat Pleasant Police Department received $1,455,228
  • St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received $500,000.