State in the Midwest state and city are looking at measures to address violent crime. This is literally one week after the city has surpassed 300 homicides for the seventh year in a row. Governor Larry Hogan has, in fact, made a series of announcements.
State Needs to Step Up and Take Action on Crime
“In a Baltimore City, people are being shot almost every single day. We do have a real obligation to do something about it right now,” said Governor Hogan. “Thus, with all the actions, we have announced today. I want those families and all the victims of this violence to know. Moreover, we will not stop pursuing those criminals. In fact, the ones who are really terrorizing our community in state and city of Baltimore, Maryland. Therefore, we will continue to use every tool at our disposal to make these neighborhoods safer. Then get violent shooters off the streets.”
Neighborhood Safety Grants Program
The Neighborhood Safety Grants program is being quickly fast-tracked by the stat. It is expanding the $10 million associated with it. Moreover, it includes places of worship and vulnerable communities. In fact, the grants will go on to support hardware upgrades, lighting, cameras, and increased security services. Those would go to community organizations and business districts. The state of Baltimore, Maryland’s $150 million Re-Fund The Police Initiative is part of the program. It will, in fact, provide greatly increased funding to state and local police agencies. They will pay for body cameras, de-escalation training, hiring more officers, victim services, and community policing initiatives.
This Neighborhood Safety Grants program is part of the state’s $150 million Re-Fund The Police Initiative. It provides greatly increased funding to state and local police agencies to pay for body cameras. Also de-escalation training, hiring more officers, victims’ services, and community policing initiatives.