Federal Government Contributes $150,000 to Combat Gang Violence in Baltimore
By Donny Moses, Public Affairs Office
Wednesday, December 17, 2008; 8:22 am
On Tuesday December 16th, Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld joined United States Attorney Rod Rosenstein and law enforcement officials from around the state to accept a $150,000 grant to combat gang violence in Baltimore.
The grant, which was secured by United States Senator Barbara Mikulski, will be specifically used to aid the BPD’s Project Exile – a federal partnership to fight gang activity. The money will help BPD purchase equipment including computers, bunkers and police rams and will also pay for Exile enforcement teams and outreach workers to assist in accessing community-based services targeting gang prevention solutions.
Commissioner Bealefeld praised the federal government for their commitment in helping to make Baltimore a better place to live but also stressed the importance of community involvement in crime fighting. "We're going to stop at nothing to keep putting bad guys in jail," said Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld. "The community has been tremendous in helping us make Baltimore a better place to live and work and we will continue to work with neighborhoods and business owners to be the most effective, community-driven police department we can be."
Updated: 12/17/08; 2:51 pm