Carroll Officials Aim to Join State Criminal Intelligence Network

The Carroll County Sheriffs Department and State’s Attorneys’ Office briefed the Board of Commissioners on their intent to apply for a grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention to join the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network.

The Carroll County Times reports:

Funding from the grant would create positions for two new intelligence analysts and a prosecutor, as well as provide overtime for all law enforcement partners in the county for an entire year. A budget for related equipment, technology, interfaces and licenses would also be included.

The main goal of the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network — a data-sharing system connecting state-funded initiatives from various counties and cities — is to “break down jurisdictional barriers and enable law enforcement and prosecutors to target entire criminal enterprises” under anti-crime legislation passed in 2016, according to the governor’s office.

Read The Carroll County Times to learn more.