Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cross-border public safety reaffirmed

This press release relays the continued commitment of DC and MD leaders to maintain public safety and enhance crime fighting capacities.   There is no reason to dispute the commitment of either jurisdiction.   What will be particularly challenging for DC and perplexing to MD will be around gangs.   Not all officers in MPD who regularly work to deal with gangs and prevent gang activity and violence use GangNet, the nationwide database capturing gang member information.   Perhaps this continued partnership will highlight this gap in MPD's practice and result in wider use of this valuable tool.