Government information is relevant to many real life situations. One important use is to help us keep up to date with safety facts and issues regarding crime. Maryland State Documents offer a wide variety of information from agencies and departments throughout the state. These state agencies and departments offer reports and statistics on crime, safety techniques, and information for youth. The Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention is local governments’ one stop shop for resources to improve public safety in Maryland. The GOCCP issues annual reports as well as other reports regarding Juveniles, Law Enforcement, DNA Technology, and more.
The mission of the Maryland Department of State Police (MDSP) is to protect and serve the citizens of the State of Maryland from foreign and domestic security threats, fight crime, and promote roadway safety by upholding the laws of the State. The MDSP provides information on new firearm laws, handgun qualification license information, fingerprint information, training information, and new resident reporting requirements. Furthermore, they have issued a Crime in Maryland report and annual report from the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council on Reducing Vehicle Theft. For more information, please visit the Maryland State Police, website.
Maryland Judiciary has supplied some useful information for reaching and keeping our youth safe. They have published a Justice Matters newsletter filled with interesting and helpful information. Take a look at the Maryland Courts website for more information on this department.
Please stop by and check out our State Documents in SU Library.