Public Safety Committee

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Co-Chairs: Kurt Schmoke, President, University of Baltimore, and Willy Moore, President, Southway Builders

Staff: Brian Levine, 410-727-2820

Description: The Public Safety Committee seeks to identify and examine emerging public safety issues, the impact on employers/employees and customers/clients, and works with appropriate stakeholders to affect positive change in Baltimore City and the surrounding counties. The committee also examines best practices from other cities in order to better inform public safety policy.


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2019 Public Safety Committee news:

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby met with the GBC’s Public Safety Committee at its February 19, 2019 meeting. Mosby said that attorneys from her office have prosecuted more than 150,000 cases during her first year in office; nearly 49,000 cases in 2018. Mosby said that her administration has prioritized victims and witness intimidation efforts, which includes federal funding and grants. The office has also increased efforts to make victims of trauma and crime feel more comfortable.

Mosby’s office is also focused on investing in youth, particularly as juvenile crime has trended upwards over the past several years. The number of juveniles who have been charged as adults has also increased. She also explained that her office has created a policy and legislative affairs division and successes include the 2018 Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act.