Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces $150 Million Initiative to Increase Support for Law Enforcement, Crime Control, and Victim Protection Efforts
“We Cannot Defund The Police, We Need To Re-Fund The Police”
$120 Million to Dramatically Increase Local Police Aid, Fund Salary Increases and Hiring Bonuses
$20 Million for Safer Neighborhoods, Witness Incentives
$10 Million for Victim Protection, Reversing Dangerous Cuts By Congress and General Assembly to Support Vulnerable Marylanders
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced a $150 million Re-Fund The Police Initiative to provide much-needed support and resources to state and local police agencies in their efforts to fight violent crime. Coming at an especially challenging time for members of law enforcement across the country, this initiative is the first in a series of announcements the governor will make to support the police and make neighborhoods safer.
“Trying to reduce crime by defunding the police is dangerous, radical, far-left lunacy,” said Governor Hogan. “The reality is that our police are underfunded and under attack. To reverse the tide of rising crime, we need to stop demonizing and sabotaging the dedicated men and women who risk their lives every single day to keep the rest of us safe. We cannot defund the police, we need to re-fund the police."