Events, Family, Police/Fire

Police visit local churches as part of first annual Faith and Blue weekend [PHOTOS]

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Officers from the Baltimore County Police Department visited local churches this weekend as part of the first annual Faith and Blue weekend. Faith and Blue is based on the premise that strong communities are built on mutual respect and understanding and that neighborhoods thrive when faith-based organizations and law enforcement work together to make communities safer and stronger. “COVID-19 …


Events, Family, Police/Fire

Baltimore County Police Department to participate in 1st annual ‘Faith & Blue’ weekend

UPDATE: Photos from the weekend visits can be viewed here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department has announced that it will be participating in the first annual Faith and Blue weekend, to be held October 9-12. This event is supported by most major national law enforcement groups and has been embraced by religious communities nationwide. Chief …


Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur announces almost $1.7 million in federal grants to improve services for crime victims in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Wednesday announced $1,697,084 in U.S. Department of Justice grants to improve services for crime victims in Maryland. The grants, awarded by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, are part of over $144 million distributed nationwide to enhance the response to victims of crime throughout the United States. “The Department of Justice is steadfast …

Nineteen years after 9/11 terrorist attacks, TSA remains focused on evolving challenges

WASHINGTON, DC—The Transportation Security Administration hosted a 9/11 commemoration event on Friday morning at the agency’s headquarters in Arlington, Va., to mark the 19th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, remember the victims, and honor their families. “September 11th was a traumatic day and a tragedy that continues to be felt by all Americans, including many TSA employees who …

Maryland to receive over $1.3 million in DOJ grants to advance community policing efforts

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur announced on Thursday that the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office has awarded grants totaling nearly $8 million to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement, including more than $1.3 million in Maryland. “I am so pleased these grants have been awarded to agencies in Maryland,” said U.S. Attorney …

Maryland receives award of nearly $1 million in federal funds to provide housing to victims of human trafficking

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur of the District of Maryland this week announced that Maryland has received $999,990 from the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs and its component, the Office for Victims of Crime, to provide safe, stable housing and appropriate services to victims of human trafficking. “Human trafficking is a barbaric criminal enterprise that subjects its …

Md. Department of Environment helps convert motor fleets to cleaner fuels

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment announced on Monday that it has approved $2.1 million in funding for five private businesses to convert their motor fleets to cleaner alternative fuels as part of the settlement of the Volkswagen (VW) “defeat devices” case. Existing diesel powered vehicles will be replaced with new vehicles that use clean alternative fuels like electricity, …

DOJ announces $42 million in funding to combat illegal manufacture, distribution of methamphetamine, opioids

BALTIMORE, MD—The Department of Justice‘s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) on Wednesday announced nearly $42 million in funding to support state-level law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and prescription opioids. In the District of Maryland, the Maryland State Police will receive $1,175,715 in federal funding to support investigations …