Cardin to Discuss New “Blue Alert” Proposal with Anne Arundel County Law Enforcement Officers

Wednesday, April 1 at 11:00 AM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) will join law enforcement officers from Anne Arundel County, including Annapolis City Police and the Anne Arundel Sheriff’s Office, to discuss his newly introduced legislation to create a nationwide alert system to apprehend violent criminals who have injured or killed police officers. The legislation, The Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015, also would initiate alerts when imminent or credible threats of harm are made against law enforcement officers.

WHAT:          Roundtable Discussion on Blue Alert Legislation

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        Anne Arundel Sheriff’s Office

                        Annapolis City Police                  

WHEN:          Wednesday, April 1 @ 11:00 AM

WHERE:        1311 Generals Highway, Crownsville, MD 21032

HOW:            MEDIA RSVP to Tim Zink,tim_zink@cardin.senate.gov

Modeled after the successful Amber Alerts, this legislation is strongly supported by the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Association of Police Organizations, the Sergeants Benevolent Association of the New York City Police Department, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association and many other organizations.

“’Blue Alert’ is bipartisan, bicameral legislation to protect law enforcement officers and the public alike. When a credible threat is made against an officer or an officer is injured, we owe it to law enforcement to help however we can,” said Senator Cardin. “A National Blue Alert system would ensure that citizens across the country can work in concert to help protect those who put their lives on the line to protect us. I’m proud to join law enforcement nationwide and colleagues from both the Senate and the House in calling for the passage, finally, of this important public safety law.”