Will attend monthly crime meeting and announce results from a successful warrant initiative in Prince George’s County
ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 28, 2011) – TOMORROW, Governor Martin O’Malley, joined by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and other state and local officials, will meet with County law enforcement officials at their monthly crime meeting and discuss results from a successful warrant initiative.
Prince George’s County law enforcement has worked to bring crime to record lows. Last year, violent crime in the County was down 6.3% and down to the lowest rate since 1978. Property crime was down 3.3% to the lowest rate since 1975, and total crimes declined 3.8%, also the lowest rate since 1975.
WHAT: Governor O’Malley to address media following visit to Prince George’s County monthly crime meeting and announce results of the county’s recent warrant initiative. The warrant initiative, funded by a federal grant through the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, is part of intensified crime fighting efforts in the county and was led by the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the participation of the Maryland Division of Parole and Probation, the Maryland State Police, the Prince George’s County Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service.
***Please note that the meeting is CLOSED to press***
WHEN: TOMORROW, Thursday, September 29th at 10:15 a.m.
WHERE: Prince George’s County Police Department Headquarters
7600 Barlowe Road
Palmer Park, MD