The National Guard, State Police Among State Agencies With Deployed Resources (Update, 3:30 p.m.)
REISTERSTOWN, MD – Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland officials continue to coordinate the state’s response to violent civil unrest that has occurred in Baltimore City over the last couple of days. Maryland agencies are working together at the State Emergency Operations Center, which has been fully activated at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency since this past weekend’s demonstrations, in order to provide support to Baltimore City and manage state actions.
“We are working around the clock to ensure Baltimore City remains at peace, as it has throughout the day,” said Governor Hogan. “The presence of the National Guard, Maryland State Police, and other law enforcement officials will continue in the days to come to ensure order is fully restored for the citizens of Baltimore.”
The following is a list assets that have been provided, and information related to the response:
- National Guardsmen: 277 on-mission; 1,980 authorized
- Maryland State Police: Over 400 State Troopers and other allied law enforcement officers including officers from Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Prince George’s, and Harford counties;
- 300 law enforcement from Pennsylvania, 150 from New Jersey, and 45 from the District of Columbia;
- Department of Informational Technology is providing situational awareness mapping;
- Department of General Services has deployed Capitol Police to secure state buildings in Baltimore;
- The Maryland Insurance Administration is providing information to property owners and business owners whose property was damaged;
- The Maryland Transit Administration is providing logistical support to first responders throughout the city;
- A list of Baltimore City underground storage tank locations has been provided;
- Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives organized 2,600 volunteers who volunteered for clean-up this morning on Pennsylvania Avenue. A social media campaign was led by the Governor’s Office of Service & Volunteerism;
- Last night, Governor Hogan launched a new Web page, “Maryland Unites,” as a way to provide information and encourage the public to lend a helping hand to the Baltimore community in the aftermath of rioting and looting. Click here: www.marylandunites.org
- The Maryland Department of Environment has offered assistance to the Baltimore City Department of Public Works in the event they need extended hours at their solid waste acceptance facilities to process all solid waste;
- 20,000 meals and 1,000 bottles of water, which will be provided to law enforcement and first responders;
- With public schools back in session today, the Family League of Baltimore and the Maryland Out of School Time Network (MOST) announced this morning that after-school programs for city children and youth at Baltimore’s Community Schools will resume. Afterschool snack and supper services will be provided at school and OST sites as usual.
- Because of the closure of the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) offices yesterday, many food stamp and cash assistance recipients were unable to come in and recertify their eligibility for benefits. To ensure that no one goes hungry, DHR is extending their benefits by one month.
- The city has an ongoing 9 p.m. curfew for juveniles and a 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. curfew has been instituted for all citizens;
- The city has reported 20 police officers injured, two of whom remain in Shock Trauma and 144 vehicle fires; and,
- Number of arrests since curfew was instituted: 41 total; 19 adults and 22 juveniles.
Twelve emergency support functions have been activated at the State Emergency Operations Center at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency in order to support the response and provide these assets, including: the Maryland Department of Natural Resources; the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center, which provides situational awareness and intelligence; the Maryland Department of Human Resources, which is the state lead for social services and humanitarian aid; the Maryland Department of General Services, which coordinates logistical support; the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems; the Maryland Department of the Environment; the Maryland Public Service Commission, which regulates and monitors utility companies and associated infrastructure; the Maryland State Police; the Maryland Department of Agriculture; the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; the Maryland Department of Transportation, which provides transportation assets; and the Maryland Military Department, which houses the National Guard.