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BGE’s Emergency Response and Safety Grant Program has awarded the Baltimore County Police Foundation a $3,000 grant to protect police officers in the field.

Police Foundation President Stephen Somers and Baltimore County Police Colonel Alexander Jones accepted the award on January 31 at a ceremony in Howard County.

The grant will be used to purchase equipment to protect our officers while on patrol and when responding to emergency community situations. Protecting the public is the chief mission of police. Our officers need to be safe to fulfill their mission.

Over the years, BGE grants to the Police Foundation have made it possible for the department to keep up with ever-changing technology and communications.

In 2013, a BGE grant was used to purchase and install a broadband satellite system for the Department’s Mobile Unified Command Vehicle. With the help of this grant, communication is possible when land-based cell and tower systems fail or become overwhelmed.

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 2016 Local Solicitation. This message constitutes public notice of the application.

FY 2016 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 2016 Local Solicitation. Baltimore County has been allocated $336,110 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.

The Baltimore County Police Department is now accepting applications for its Community Crime Prevention and Youth Activity Grants Program for fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016).

  • Community Crime Prevention grants are available for county Citizens On Patrol groups and other programs aimed at reducing crime.
  • Youth Activity grants are available for programs that provide ongoing, sustained efforts that focus on early intervention and long-term behavior modification of at-risk youth.

Only non-profit groups, community organizations and individuals that operate, or reside in Baltimore County are eligible to receive funding. An application packet that outlines program rules and requirements may be obtained by calling Mr. Sebastian Zito of the Police Department's Grants Management Team at 410-887-5637.

Completed applications must be received no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, December 12.

Revised September 27, 2016