Larry Hogan on Friday launched a new initiative to boost resources for law enforcement across Maryland. Hogan dubbed it “Refund the Police,” — the initiative calls for $150 million in funding towards increased crime control, victim protection services, and pay raises for state law enforcement. Additionally, Hogan says he wants the state to match 100 percent of all Crime Stoppers rewards, in hopes more witnesses will come forward to help police close cases.
“The reality is that our police are underfunded and under attack,” said Hogan. “To reverse the tide of rising crime, we need to stop demonizing and sabotaging the dedicated men and women who risk their lives every single day to keep the rest of us safe. We cannot defund the police, we need to re-fund the police.”