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Maryland Provides Funding for Life-Saving Body Armor

July 5th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that local law enforcement agencies representing every region of Maryland will be receiving state funding to purchase body armor. 

“Our brave men and women in uniform go to work every single day facing unknown and often deadly challenges,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Making sure they have the resources needed to get the job done and then get home safely to their families each night is the least we can do for those who do so much for all of us.”

“Illegal firearms are a significant threat to police officers,” said Glenn Fueston, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention. “In the past three decades here in the United States, protective body armor has saved the lives of more than 3,000 police officers. Body armor is critical safety equipment for our law enforcement and corrections officers.”

Funding for the purchase of new or replacement body armor became available on July 1, 2016. Each year, the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention awards body armor grants to different law enforcement agencies. Funding is given to agencies that did not receive a grant the year before. This year, the following jurisdictions will be funded.



2016 Award

Allegany County

Cumberland Police Department


Allegany County

Frostburg City Police Department


Baltimore City

Baltimore Police Department


Caroline County

Caroline County Sheriff’s Office


Carroll County

Carroll Community College Office of Public Safety and Security


Carroll County

Hampstead Police Department


Cecil County

Cecil County Sheriff’s Office


Howard County

Howard County Police Department


Prince George’s Co.

Laurel Police Department


Prince George’s Co.

District Heights Police Department


Wicomico County

Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office


Wicomico County

Salisbury Police Department


Worcester County

Ocean City Police Department


Worcester County

Snow Hill Police Department


Worcester County

Ocean Pines Police Department






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