15 Agencies Receive $49,000 in State Funding
ANNAPOLIS, MD – 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.
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