Baltimore City one of a handful of cities selected by the U.S. Department of Justice as part of “Operation Relentless Pursuit” which aims to bolster law enforcement in cities plagued by high crime.
As part of the program funding, the City Police Department will hire 10 new officers and reassign 10 veteran officers to federal violent crime task forces.
The Baltimore Sun reports:
In addition to the money to hire new officers, Baltimore Police received $1.4 million to fund new technology to track violent offenders, police and the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
The funding pays salary, benefits and overtime costs for three years for each of the 10 officers hired, at an average of about $93,000 annually. As part of the arrangement, the department will deploy ten veteran officers to task federal task force duties.
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