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Maryland Boy Scout Renovates, Refurbishes Local Fallen Officer Memorial

A Boy Scout in Maryland saw that the fallen officer memorial at Thomas Pangborn Lodge 88 of the Fraternal Order of Police in Hagerstown could stand to have some work done to improve its appearance.

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Baltimore PD Facing Uphill Slog in Recruiting as Violent Crime Continues

Sergeant Michael Mancuso—president of the police union—said Baltimore isn't offering competitive enough packages to attract officers, and isn't doing enough to train the number of recruit classes it would take to have recruitment outpace attrition.

Maryland Police Chief Resigns Following Raid by Federal Agents

Chief William Tyler and another officer—whom city officials have declined to identify—were placed on administrative leave after the January 15 raids.

Maryland SRO Dies by Suicide in Personally Owned Vehicle

According to WBAL Radio, Corporal Patrick "PJ" Mann died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound just before crashing his vehicle.

Baltimore Says No to Armed Police Officers in Schools

The 10-0 opposition vote took place at a meeting Tuesday night at school headquarters on North Avenue after a lively public forum in which students, parents, and members of the police union voiced their opinions both in favor of and against the bill, each side citing data and other evidence to bolster their arguments.

Maryland Man Sentenced to 195 Years for Opening Fire on Police Station

A 25-year-old Maryland man will very probably live the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced on Thursday to 195 years in prison.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Named Baltimore's Next Commissioner

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Harrison has “achieved clear, compelling and consistent results” in reducing violence while deploying “proactive and effective policing strategies that reflect 21st century, constitutional policing,” and would bring the “insight and sensitivity needed to reestablish essential trust and confidence of citizens in their police officers.”

Maryland Agency Accused of Expunging OIS Investigation Records

The Baltimore Police Department is being accused of having a widespread practice of wrongly expunging internal affairs files of officers accused of misconduct, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Maryland Department Adds K-9 to Help in Searches for Missing Persons

Officers with the Bowie (MD) Police Department welcomed a new member to its ranks—a 13-month-old bloodhound puppy.

Baltimore County Conducting National Search for New Chief

Baltimore County Chief of Police Terrence Sheridan has about six months remaining on the job while County Executive Johnny Olszewski conducts a national search for a replacement, according to the Baltimore Sun.