From Harford County government:
During the period 2007 to 2009, as the result of unprecedented federal, state and local collaboration, Harford County recorded a 2.8% reduction in total crime and a 4.6% reduction in property crime. Over that same period, Harford County seized or recovered 262 guns, arrested 63 gang members, conducted 1,717 sex offender compliance verifications, entered 4,112 protective orders into state database, and prosecuted 50 violent crimes cases.
To continue preventing and controlling crime in Harford County, the Department of Community Services, Office of Drug Control Policy, received a grant of $192,514 from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention to help address crime and the social issues related with criminal activities in the Edgewood area. The grant will run from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.
The Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement (CSAFE) program improves public safety by combining intensive supervision, community policing and mobilization with activities to reclaim public space. Intensive supervision of adult and juvenile offenders on probation or parole, rapid responses to public nuisances, prevention activities, and other strategies help these communities become self sufficient.
“We are proud of the accomplishments we have made,” said Harford County Executive David Craig. “Through strategies utilizing strong partnerships, we are able to reduce crime, prevent and control substance abuse, and keep our neighborhoods safe. I would like to thank the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, specifically Executive Director Kristen Mahoney, for their staunch support of our endeavors.”
– Coordination of resources used to reduce offender recidivism
– Substance abuse treatment
– Improved information sharing among criminal justice and public safety agencies.
CSAFE focuses on increasing public safety through:
– Effective Policing
– Violence Prevention Unit Offender Supervision
– Crime Analysis
– Data Sharing through the use of technology
– Drug and Alcohol Treatment
– Local Coordination
– Community Mobilization
– Nuisance Abatement.
For more information of on the CSAFE grant or on substance abuse prevention and control, contact the Department of Community Services, Office of Drug Control Policy, at 410-638-3333.