PRINCE FREDERICK, MD – Dec. 17, 2018 – The Calvert County Department of Public Safety recently secured two grants totaling nearly $175,000 to help fund emergency services, personnel expenses and equipment in Calvert County. The funding will support the purchase of equipment for new Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad recruits and enhance Calvert County Detention Center services to prepare cases prior to trial by collecting information about defendants.

A $65,000 Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters grant will fund the purchase of 25 sets of personal protective equipment for Huntingtown firefighters including helmets, jackets, bunker pants, boots, firefighting gloves, general purpose gloves, eye protection and Nomex hoods.

The second grant, a Pretrial Services Program Grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, will be used to augment the Calvert County Detention Center’s pretrial services. The $109,477 grant will fund personnel expenses to carry out criminal history checks, risk assessments of defendants and follow-up reviews of defendants unable to meet conditions of release. The grant also funds validation services from an independent company to ensure the detention center’s systems and processes are consistent, accurate and meet state and federal standards.

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