National Night Out Activities

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Tuesday, August 2nd is National Night out. What started as a night to hang out on your porch and meet your neighbors and local law enforcement officers has become a community celebration. Local law enforcement and other first responders join the community for a meet and greet – with demonstrations, information, food, entertainment and lots…

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Seat Belt Safety Initiative Escalates This Week

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The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is taking part in the national Click It or Ticket Campaign, which runs through June 5th and covers Memorial Day weekend.Today (Monday) in particular, law enforcement agencies in several states are taking part in seat belt enforcement and awareness initiatives. “Over the past year in Delaware, 49 percent of…

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Video | Gov. Larry Hogan Addresses Law Enforcement Training Session In Ocean City

Governor Larry Hogan addressed Maryland law enforcement officers in Ocean City Tuesday (photo courtesy of the office of Governor Larry Hogan)
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Governor Larry Hogan (R.-Md.) appeared in Ocean City Tuesday to address the Maryland Municipal League Police Executive Association Annual Training Conference. “Every single day that I have served as governor, I have been immensely proud of all our law enforcement officers, including all who serve in Maryland’s municipal police agencies,” Hogan said. “Our state and…

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Harrington Police Chief Norman Barlow Announces Retirement

Harrington Police Chief Norman Barlow (photo courtesy of Harrington Police Department)
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The Police Chief of Harrington, Norman Barlow, plans to retire after a 28-year career with the department. Barlow worked himself up the ranks over the years, and became Chief of Police in 2009. The department credited Barlow with being instrumental in acquiring numerous grants for equipment and other technology upgrades for police. The Chief Norman…

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Maryland Lawmakers Head Into 2022 Session

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The Maryland General Assembly begins its 2022 90-day session Wednesday in Annapolis. “There is a lot of work to do getting our bills ready, starting to build consensus and getting signatures for cosponsors and so forth,” Delegate Wayne Hartman, R-Dist. 38C said to WGMD’s Mike Bradley on the day before the start of the session.…

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Del. Legislation Would Mandate Police Body-Worn Cameras

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A statewide body-worn camera mandate and a uniform policy for their use by law enforcement officers would be the result of legislation introduced in the Delaware General Assembly. The bill filed Thursday (HB 195) would require law enforcement officers and certain employees of the Department of Correction and the Department of Services for Children, Youth…

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Special Event Zone Provisions Take Effect In OC

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Ocean City has been preparing for months for the arrival of an unsanctioned pop-up motor vehicle rally. Now that the time is here, the town is hoping all of that preparation pays off. Frequent activity in the past has included speeding, burnouts and vehicles doing “donuts,” often with rowdy crowds close by cheering them on.…

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Capt. Derrick Harvey Named Milton Police Chief

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The Town of Milton has elevated a police Captain to the position of Chief of Police. Captain Derrick Harvey has 16 years of law enforcement experience in Milton. Town officials said in a statement that Harvey “continues to demonstrate leadership and dedication in serving the Milton community. Chief Harvey portrays unwavering professionalism, leadership and integrity.”…

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Gov. Carney Signs Executive Order Covering Law Enforcement Procedures

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Governor John Carney signed an Executive Order Thursday that addresses law enforcement procedures, training and accountability. Under the order, officers with Delaware state law enforcement agencies will be banned from utilizing chokeholds except if the life of an officer or a civilian is in danger. Additional training is also required in de-escalation, and new transparency…

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Gov Hogan Expands Child Care Access in Maryland

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Governor Larry Hogan has enacted an emergency order to expand child care access to child care for critical personnel during the state of emergency.  This ensures that child care services are available for providers of health care, emergency medical services and law enforcement personnel while schools are closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Click…

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Lewes woman arrested, charged with assaulting police

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A Lewes-area burglary has resulted in the arrest of a woman who police say assaulted two Delaware State Police troopers. According to the Delaware State Police Department, the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m., Wednesday troopers were dispatched to a home in the 30000 block of Regatta Bay Boulevard in Lewes. The owner of the home…

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Maryland State Police Release Memorial Day Enforcement Report

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Maryland State Police say their Memorial Day weekend enforcement included thousands of traffic stops and over 100 DUI arrests and nearly 300 total arrests. Troopers say they responded to 5,754 calls for service, conducted 6,353 traffic stops, made 107 DUI arrests and 268 total arrests. They issued 1,201 speeding citations, 203 seat belt citations, 3,064…

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City of Seaford Appoints New Police Chief

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The City of Seaford has appointed Marshall D. Craft, Jr., a 30 year law enforcement veteran to the position of Chief of the City of Seaford Police Department and 9-1-1 Center. Craft was approved by a vote of the Mayor and City Council. He will oversee the Department’s 26 sworn officers, 9 dispatchers and 2…

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Law Enforcement Torch Run over Bay Bridge Wednesday

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The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland will cross the westbound span of the Bay Bridge around 11:30 Wednesday morning.  Officials will temporarily close the right and center lanes while the runners make their way across the bridge.  Only minimal traffic delays are expected. Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for current traffic conditions at the Bay Bridge.…

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