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Governor Larry Hogan Announces First Round of Byrne Justice Assistance Grants

$1.95 Million to Go Toward Criminal Justice Projects Throughout Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the first round of recipients of the 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants, or BJAG awards. The recipients of the BJAG awards support a broad range of state and local criminal justice initiatives critical to Maryland’s ultimate goal of safe communities. Funds are intended to close gaps in services related to preventing violent crime, assisting crime victims, enforcement, prosecution, adjudication, detention, and rehabilitation.

The BJAG grants are funded through the U.S. Department of Justice and administered by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention. The $1,951,422 in grants, listed in the chart below, will go toward a variety of criminal justice projects, including school safety, cybercrime prevention, automatic license plate readers, technology equipment upgrades at local police departments, police officer overtime pay for heroin-related investigations, gang reduction, and more.

“Ensuring the safety and well-being of Marylanders is our administration’s number-one priority,” said Governor Hogan. “The grants we are announcing today are another step in our ongoing efforts to improve all facets of the criminal justice system and ensure our hardworking police officers, social service providers, and other local agencies have the tools they need to make our state the safest it can be.”

“The Byrne Justice Assistance Grants are considered the cornerstone federal crime-fighting program,” said Glenn Fueston, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention. “We look forward to ensuring that our local police departments and other agencies use these valuable funds to implement innovative approaches to public safety challenges and to fill gaps across the criminal justice system.” 

A table of the first round of grants can be found below. A second and final round of grants will be announced in the coming days.

2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (BJAG) Grants

First Round of BJAG Grants
Jurisdiction Recipient Implementing Organization Project Title Amount
Allegany County Allegany County State’s Attorney’s Office Allegany County State’s Attorney’s Office Enhanced Prosecution Partnership Targeting Priority and Ancillary Offenders $39,520
Baltimore City Baltimore City Health Department Baltimore City Health Department Safe Streets Supportive Services Program $500,000*

*award originally announced in August

Baltimore City Baltimore Police Department Baltimore Police Department Blue Force Tracker $287,000
Caroline County Ridgely Police Department Ridgely Police Department Radio Compatibility – Ridgely $19,884
 

Caroline County

 

Town of Federalsburg

 

Federalsburg Police Department

 

Federalsburg Police Department K-9 Drug Dog

 

$15,483

Cecil County Cecil County, Maryland Cecil County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Facility Automatic License Plate Reader $19,772
Charles County Center for Children, Inc. Center for Children, Inc. An Evidence-Based Family-Centered Substance Abuse Treatment  Program II for Adolescents and Their Families in Southern Maryland $18,687
Dorchester County Cambridge Police Department Cambridge Police Department Officer Safety and Drug Enforcement Initiative $11,774
Frederick County Frederick City Police Department Frederick City Police Department Predictive Analytics Software Project $25,800
Frederick County Frederick County, Maryland Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrime Prevention Project $26,670
Garrett County Garrett County Department of Social Services Garrett County Department of Social Services Enhancing the System for Children $2,382
Garrett County Garrett County Sheriff’s Office Garrett County Sheriff’s Office Mobile Data Terminals for Garrett County Sheriff’s Office $14,442
Garrett County Town of Oakland Oakland Police Department Mobile Data Terminals $11,657
Howard County Howard County, Maryland Howard County Police Department Officer Overtime for Heroin-Related Investigations $33,964
Prince George’s County City of New Carrollton City of New Carrollton Mobile Surveillance Unit $25,894
Prince George’s County Town of District Heights Capitol Heights Police Department Police Radios and Laptop Computers $16,800
Queen Anne’s County Queen Anne’s County Community Partnerships for Children and Families Queen Anne’s County Community Partnerships for Children and Families Prevention of Juvenile Crime for At-Risk Youth Project $37,700
Somerset County Crisfield Police Department Crisfield Police Department Technology Equipment Upgrade $6,530
Somerset County Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Radar/Noptic Project $7,575
Statewide Maryland State Police Maryland State Police MDSP Heroin Reduction Program $107,434
Statewide Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Intelligence-Led Interdictions $55,634
Statewide Office of the Attorney General Office of the Attorney General Asset Recovery For Exploited Seniors $150,998
Statewide Office of the Attorney General Office of the Attorney General Gang Reduction Initiative $195,000
Statewide Maryland Transportation Authority Maryland Transportation Authority LPR Trailer Grant $111,160
Statewide Washington College Washington College Maryland Crime Mapping and Analysis Program $125,000

 

Washington County St. Mary Catholic School St. Mary Catholic School St. Mary and HPD School Safety Initiative $4,632
Worcester County Ocean City Police Department Ocean City Police Department License Plate Reader Rt. 50 OC MD – BJAG $50,000
Worcester County Ocean Pines Police Department Ocean Pines Police Department Booking Process $30,030
Total:    $1,951,422

 

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