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Washington County and Hagerstown to get $30,000 grant to help fight crime

October 18, 2012

Washington County and the City of Hagerstown will receive nearly $30,000 in federal grant money to help reduce crime, the offices of U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski said.

Hagerstown was awarded $15,049 to develop policing strategies that will be used in conjunction with task forces, Maryland State Police and other law enforcement agencies, according to a news release issued Thursday by Cardin’s and Mikulski’s offices.

Washington County will receive $13,869 to fund overtime and purchase speed enforcement equipment, the release said.

The money is part of a $6.33 million U.S. Department of Justice grant that was disbursed to 21 government agencies across the state.

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