Crime, Police/Fire

AG Frosh: Rosedale man among 15 indicted on drug distribution, sex trafficking

ROSEDALE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced the indictments of 15 members of a gang, including a Rosedale man, on multiple charges including participation in a gang, possession with intent to distribute heroin/fentanyl, cocaine, and MDMA, distribution of controlled dangerous substances, and CDS possession and conspiracy in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City. The leaders …


Crime, Health, Politics

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office continues fight against human trafficking

BALTIMORE, MD—United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur announced on Thursday that the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs has awarded $1,178,492.00 in grant funding to the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), in partnership with the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force (MHTTF), Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP), and Maryland Departments …


Gov. Hogan names senior advisor Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. as chief legislative officer

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr. as his new chief legislative officer, succeeding Christopher Shank, who has served in the position since June 2016. Mitchell, a former Democratic delegate from Baltimore City, has held the post of senior adviser to the governor since the start of the administration. “Keiffer Mitchell’s whole life has been about …

Governor Hogan announces $6.4 million federal grant to combat opioid epidemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) had received more than $6 million from the Department of Justice for the state of Maryland to support a coordinated, statewide response to the opioid crisis in collaboration with the work of the Opioid Operational Command Center. The Maryland Statistical Analysis Center (MSAC) …

Governor Hogan proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday issued a proclamation marking October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The proclamation was presented by Glenn Fueston, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, to the Maryland State Board of Victim Services. The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was recognized in 1987, the same year that the first national toll-free …

Governor Hogan announces expansion of ‘Handle With Care’ school initiative

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan, along with the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP), on Wednesday announced the expansion of the Handle With Care initiative into 11 counties statewide, the release of a public, interactive data dashboard detailing outcomes across Maryland, and information regarding the first ever Handle With Care Summit to be held later this summer. …

Governor Hogan announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ initiative, appoints anti-human trafficking director

Governor Larry Hogan has announced a pair of important new initiatives over the past week, one aimed at improving safety in schools and the other aimed at putting an end to human trafficking. Safe Schools Maryland Governor Hogan has announced the launch of “Safe Schools Maryland,” a tip line and mobile app designed to streamline reporting of possible threats to students school …