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Maryland receives grants to combat addiction, support mental health programs for juveniles, support safety of law enforcement officers

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Monday announced a series of grants that would be awarded to various Maryland institutions. Over $2.9 million in Department of Justice grants will help fight drug abuse and addiction in Maryland, over $622,000 will be awarded to the Maryland Office of the Public Defender to support juvenile justice initiatives to reduce crime and …


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Maryland U.S. Attorney appoints District Election Officer to receive complaints, allegations of election fraud as part of DOJ’s Election Day Program

BALTIMORE, MD—United States Attorney Robert K. Hur on Friday announced that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Leo J. Wise will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3, 2020, general election. AUSA Wise has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) for the District …


Baltimore County to receive over $1.3 million in federal forensic research grants

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Wednesday announced $2,505,686 in Department of Justice grants to seven entities in Maryland to fund crime laboratories, decrease DNA backlogs, support basic and applied forensic research, and help law enforcement identify missing persons, as part of $192 million in funding to advance forensic science nationwide. In addition, U.S. Attorney Hur announced that Baltimore …

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 …

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 …