Carroll commissioners vote to stay in Maryland crime data partnership, potentially add crime-fighting position – Carroll County Times

The Board of Carroll County Commissioners moved to continue the county’s participation in a statewide crime data-sharing system for a second year, and to possibly add a new position at the State’s Attorney’s Office.

In fiscal year 2019, Carroll County was selected as one of 13 sites to use the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network — a data-sharing system that connects state-funded initiatives from various counties and cities. The network was organized to complement Gov. Larry Hogan’s measures against gang-related crimes out of Baltimore.

“It’s essentially the governor’s project to connect … so that we can share data among jurisdictions,” Carroll County State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo said at the Thursday commissioners’ meeting.

One of the biggest ways inclusion in the program benefits Carroll, he said, is by allowing law enforcement to make connections between drug dealers and users.

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