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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 …


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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 …

Justice Department awards additional $4.143 million in grants to ten Maryland entities to address public safety during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—The Department of Justice has awarded more than $4.143 million to help public safety agencies in Maryland respond to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19, as part of the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program. “These resources will help support law enforcement agencies’ efforts to promote public safety as they face extraordinary challenges as a result of the …

Attorney General Frosh urges Congress to give state attorneys general authority to investigate unconstitutional policing

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general urging Congress to expand federal law to give state attorneys general clear statutory authority to investigate patterns or practices of unconstitutional policing. In a letter issued to Congressional leadership, the coalition is asking Congress to expand the law enforcement misconduct section of the Violent …

Baltimore County Police Department offers tips to avoid online COVID-19 scams

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In recent weeks, there has been an increase in online scams related to COVID-19. These scams use phishing techniques in an attempt to steal personal information and money from victims. The Baltimore County Police Department is providing the following safety tips to help residents navigate COVID-19 information online safely. Never Click an Unfamiliar Link A common trick scammers use …

DOJ awards more than than $12 million to help Maryland public safety agencies address COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—The Department of Justice has awarded more than $12.3 million to help public safety agencies in Maryland respond to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19, as part of the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program. “Law enforcement and public safety officials are facing extraordinary challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur. …

Governor Hogan announces resumption of elective medical procedures, broadening of outdoor activities [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As Maryland continues preparations to begin Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the resumption of elective medical procedures and the broadening of permitted outdoor activities under the state’s Stay at Home order. These directives have the unanimous support of the Maryland Coronavirus Recovery Team, including leading doctors and public health …