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Justice Department Announces More Than $376 Million In Awards To Promote Public Safety

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland
$5,271,746 Will Support Crime-Fighting Efforts in Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland – United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs has awarded more than $376 million in grant funding to enhance state, local and tribal law enforcement operations and reinforce public safety efforts in jurisdictions across the United States. More than $5 million will support public safety activities in Maryland.

“DOJ is able to partner with state and local law enforcement and communities that are working to improve public safety by providing grant funding and resources,” said United States Attorney Robert K. Hur. “These much needed grant funds will assist in our fight to reduce violent crime in Maryland, and will help fund programs to enhance crime prevention efforts in our local communities”

“Crime and violence hold families, friends and neighborhoods hostage, and they rip communities apart,” said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan. “These programs help restore the health and safety of crime-ravaged communities by supporting prevention activities, aiding in the apprehension and prosecution of perpetrators, facilitating appropriate sentencing and adjudication, and providing communities and their residents the means for recovery and healing.”

The awards support an array of crime-fighting initiatives, including the quarter-billion dollar Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grants Program, which funds public safety efforts in 929 state, local and tribal jurisdictions. Funding also supports sex offender registration and notification, law enforcement-based victim services, the testing of sexual assault kits, and programs designed to address youth with sexual behavioral problems. Other awards will focus on wrongful convictions, intellectual property enforcement, innovative prosecution strategies and the safety and effectiveness of corrections systems.

The following awards were made to organizations in the District of Maryland.

FY2019 Byrne JAG Program

Anne Arundel County, Maryland




Hagerstown Police Department Anti-Chronic & Violent Crime Initiative

City of Hagerstown




FY 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

Board of Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland




Law Enforcement Emergency Teleconference system and E-ticketing equipment

Cecil County Sheriffs Office




Enhancing Law Enforcement Services

City of Cambridge




Salisbury Police – Night Vision Monocular Units

Salisbury Police Department




FY2019 JAG - Baltimore County, Maryland

Baltimore, County of




Community Mobile Outreach Trailer

City of Annapolis




FY 2019 JAG Program

Howard County Maryland




FY 2019 JAG Program

Prince Georges County Government




JAG FY19 Less Lethal Project

City of Cumberland




2019 Frederick Technology and Equipment Grant

City of Frederick




Harford County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Equipment

Harford County Maryland




Baltimore City, Maryland JAG Round 15

City of Baltimore




FY 19 Local JAG

St. Marys County Government




Charles County's Officer Safety and Drug Court Support Program

Charles County Government




Edward Byrne Justice Memorial Assistance Grant

State of Maryland



Information about the programs and awards announced today is available here. For more information about OJP awards, visit the OJP Awards Data webpage.

The Office of Justice Programs, directed by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan, provides federal leadership, grants, training and technical assistance, and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, assist victims and enhance the rule of law by strengthening the criminal and juvenile justice systems. More information about OJP and its components can be found at




Marcia Murphy
(410) 209-4854

Updated March 1, 2021