Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention grant to help Maryland agencies

MARYLAND – Maryland is addressing violence with new funding.

Officials say terroristic attacks are on the rise whether it’s at schools or entertainment venues.

The Maryland Department of Emergency Management will work with local groups and law enforcement. Focusing on public spaces such as schools, faith organizations, and entertainment venues. Officials say with this funding they’re training officials with the goal of preparing before these events turn deadly.

“To try and prevent them as much as possible again by trying to identify people who might carry them out before they get a chance to do so and again the point is to make those in Maryland and those even visiting Maryland and these events feel safe and secure,” says Edward McDonough, the Public Information Officer, Maryland Department Emergency Management.

The organization hopes this is a small step to further keeping Maryland communities safe. To learn more about the grant, click here.

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