THE MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD, STATE POLICE AMONG STATE AGENCIES WITH DEPLOYED RESOURCES
REISTERSTOWN, Md. (April 28, 2015) – Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland officials continue to coordinate the State’s response to violent civil unrest that has occurred in Baltimore City over the past day, and has included over 200 arrests and at least 19 structure fires.
Maryland agencies are working together at the State Emergency Operations Center, which has been fully activated at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency since this past weekend’s demonstrations, in order to provide support to Baltimore City and manage State actions.
“As the State aggressively takes action to restore peace and order in Baltimore City, I want the citizens of Maryland to know that the state is fully engaged on all levels” said Governor Larry Hogan. “National Guardsmen, Maryland State Troopers, and supplies have been sent to areas within the City and we will continue to provide resources as needed.”
The following assets have been provided, which include:
• 500 National Guardsmen to support the operation, with a target of 2,000 troops activated to support by the end of the day;
• Over 400 State troopers and other allied law enforcement officers;
• 300 law enforcement from Pennsylvania, 150 from New Jersey and 45 from the District of Columbia; • Department of Informational Technology is providing situational awareness mapping; • Department of General Services has deployed Capital Police to secure state buildings in Baltimore;
• Transportation is being provided to all law enforcement officials; • 37 fire engines, eight truck companies, and two heavy rescue units from surrounding counties; and,
• 20,000 meals and 1,000 bottles of water, which will be provided to law enforcement and first responders.
• More than 200 arrests have been made.
Twelve emergency support functions have been activated at the State Emergency Operations Center at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency in order to support the response and provide these assets, including: the Maryland Department of Natural Resources; the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center, which provides situational awareness and intelligence; the Maryland Department of Human Resources, which is the State lead for social services and humanitarian aid; the Maryland Department of General Services, which coordinates logistical support; the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems; the Maryland Department of the Environment; the Maryland Public Service Commission, which regulates and monitors utility companies and associated infrastructure; the Maryland State Police; the Maryland Department of Agriculture; the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; the Maryland Department of Transportation, which provides transportation assets; and the Maryland Military Department, which houses the National Guard.