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Governor Hogan Announces $7.5 Million in Accountability Resources Grant Funding Available Through Re-Fund the Police Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan announced that $7.5 million in new funding is now available under the Police Accountability, Community, and Transparency (PACT) grant  as part of his Re-Fund the Police Initiative. Administered by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, this funding will help provide more body cameras, de-escalation training, and other critical tools to enhance community relationship building. “This critical investment in public safety supports officers and law enforcement agencies by offering protection and increasing capacity to build trust in the communities they serve,” said Governor Hogan. “We will continue to provide this much-needed support through our Re-Fund The Police Initiative as we work together to make our communities safer and stronger.” As part of the $24 million Accountability Resources Fund, the PACT grant supports law enforcement agencies across the state in developing effective accountability procedures while enhancing community relations and transparency. Funds are intended to increase safety and training for law enforcement, to promote safe communities, and to encourage engagement between law enforcement and the community. “Our police officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe,” said Kunle Adeyemo, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services. “This initiative […]

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