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  1. Investigation of possible hazardous devices in Parkville began with complaint fr...

    Investigation of possible hazardous devices in Parkville began with complaint from concerned citizen.
    http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/iWatch/PoliceInvestigateReportofHazardousDeviceinParkville


    Police Investigate Report of Hazardous Device in Parkville
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    Residents of a Parkville community sheltered in place for several hours this afternoon as Baltimore County Police investigated a report of a possible hazardous device.
    2014-09-16T22:24:46+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/855469521129847
  2. Shelter in place in Parkville has been lifted. No hazardous device found. Police...

    Shelter in place in Parkville has been lifted. No hazardous device found. Police investigation continues; #BCoPD will be o/s for awhile.^EA
    2014-09-16T20:16:36+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/855400247803441
  3. #BCoFD units, including standby medic units, clearing Parkville scene. #BCoPD re...

    #BCoFD units, including standby medic units, clearing Parkville scene. #BCoPD remain o/s; investigation continues. ^EA
    2014-09-16T19:57:03+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/855392197804246
  4. The shelter in place in Parkville remains active. Police continue to investigate...

    The shelter in place in Parkville remains active. Police continue to investigate possible hazardous device. No injuries. ^EA
    2014-09-16T19:51:35+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/855390344471098

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Baltimore County first responders have received a financial boost from Baltimore Gas and Electric Company through a grant given to the Baltimore County Police Foundation.

The BGE Grant of $10,000, available through the BGE 2013 Emergency Responder Safety Grant Program, provides a broadband satellite system for the Baltimore County Police Department’s Mobile Unified Command Vehicle – a mobile command post for the County’s emergency operation’s team.

The broadband satellite system makes it possible for the Baltimore County Police Department’s Mobile Unified Command Vehicle to keep in touch with officers and other responders during natural and manmade disasters. History has shown that land-based systems can fail during emergencies when communication between agencies and the public is vital. It is not uncommon for cell and radio towers to go down when hit by a storm. When an emergency strikes, mobile and land-based phone communication networks can be overwhelmed and prove useless.

No Land Lines Needed

The new dedicated bandwidth system satellite does not depend upon terrestrial communications systems to keep communications flowing. Housed within the vehicle, the system provides resiliency and redundancy, ensuring that first responders can communicate during emergencies.

Uninterrupted communication is vital during emergencies. This satellite system provides safety for those who work and live in the County.

Ready To Go

The system was installed in the Baltimore County Police Department’s Command Vehicle in May and is fully functional.

The $17,500 cost of the system is shared by BGE, $10,000, and Baltimore County, $7,500.

The Baltimore County Police Department is providing information regarding its application for federal funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: FY 2014 Local Solicitation. This message constitutes public notice of the application.

FY 2014 Local Solicitation

The Baltimore County Police Department is in the process of applying to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Program's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for grant funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: FY 2014 Local Solicitation. Baltimore County has been allocated $363,230 under a federal funding formula for state and local jurisdictions. The Police Department intends to use this allocation to continue to partially fund the salaries of six Police Officer positions and one Criminal Records Clerk position hired under a previous award.

To review a copy of the application or to provide comments, please contact the Grants Management Team of the Baltimore County Police Department by calling 410-887-5637.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is administering a competitive grant program to provide assistance to storm-affected properties, districts or jurisdictions in Maryland.

Grants are offered for rehabilitation, restoration, preservation or protection of structures that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Properties must be listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Capital projects require the conveyance of a preservation easement to MHT. Funds also go toward documentation, studies, surveys, archeology, or planning activities, including projects that assist with disaster preparedness in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Scheduled Workshops on Application Guidelines

Informational workshops will be held as follows. Registration (free) is encouraged.

  • Tuesday, March 25: 2-4 p.m., Annapolis Public Library, 1410 West Street, Annapolis. Register for free online.
  • Thursday, March 27: 1-3 p.m., Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland. Register for free online.
  • Wednesday, April 2: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum, Somers Cove Marina at the Ninth Street, Crisfield. Register for free online.

The workshop that was scheduled for Monday, March 17, was cancelled due to inclement weather.

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