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Former Sheriff Finds Work With New Initiative

October 10th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

After a few years out of a public role, former Allegany County Sheriff David Goad has been hired through the City of Cumberland’s participation in the State of Maryland’s, Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention, Safe Streets initiative. The original Maryland Safe Streets initiative was implemented in 2008 by the City of Annapolis who started a pilot project designed to address crime and quality of life issues throughout their city. The Maryland State Safe Streets initiative is a crime-reduction model which promotes collaboration and information sharing across multiple agencies responsible for the welfare of our communities. The State initiative is designed to create a format where all public agencies can work together to reduce crime and improve the quality of our neighborhoods. As part of the Cumberland Police Department’s Safe Streets program, the department has hired two new employees, a project coordinator and crime analyst, using Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention grant funding who will support this project. Further, the Allegany County State’s Attorney’s Office has been awarded additional grant funding which will be used to hire a Deputy State’s Attorney Investigator to support the project. Cumberland Police Chief Charles Hinnant introduced the team during Tuesday’s City Council meeting starting with Goad, who will serve as the Safe Streets Program Coordinator…

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