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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.

Jurisdiction

Agency

2016 Award

Allegany County

Cumberland Police Department

$2,175

Allegany County

Frostburg City Police Department

$650

Baltimore City

Baltimore Police Department

$14,040

Caroline County

Caroline County Sheriff’s Office

$2,000

Carroll County

Carroll Community College Office of Public Safety and Security

$1,306

Carroll County

Hampstead Police Department

$315

Cecil County

Cecil County Sheriff’s Office

$4,425

Howard County

Howard County Police Department

$6,840

Prince George’s Co.

Laurel Police Department

$1,408

Prince George’s Co.

District Heights Police Department

$1,200

Wicomico County

Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office

$2,618

Wicomico County

Salisbury Police Department

$7,205

Worcester County

Ocean City Police Department

$2,670

Worcester County

Snow Hill Police Department

$1,080

Worcester County

Ocean Pines Police Department

$1,068

 

                                            TOTAL

$49,000

 

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