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Walkoff notice: Threshold

March 21, 2017
Update: Joseph McDonald was taken into custody late Tuesday morning. TOWSON, MD —  Public Safety officials are looking for Joseph McDonald, who walked off late Tuesday morning, March 21, from Threshold in the 1700 block of St. Paul Street in Baltimore. McDonald hs 24 years old. He weighs about 145 pounds, is 5’9″ and has a medium build. He was serving a ... Learn more

Maryland Senate confirms Joseph Clocker as new director of Parole and Probation

March 13, 2017
Joe Clocker TOWSON, MD —  From humble beginnings 40 years ago collecting child support for the Supreme Bench of Baltimore, Joe Clocker has gone on to do just about everything you can do in Parole and Probation. Now, he’s in charge of it. On Monday, Feb. 27, the Maryland Senate confirmed Clocker as Director of the Maryland Division of Parole and Probation. Clocker started with the ... Learn more

Public Safety firsts: Sgt. Lakia Hoke

March 13, 2017
Lakia HokeThe Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is proud to count among its employees so many “firsts.” In this series we spotlight some of our high achievers who have attained the status of “first” in their field. TOWSON, MD –  In about seven years, Sgt. Lakia Hoke has risen through the ranks of Public Safety to join our elite K9 team, working ... Learn more

WES students learn about service dogs

March 10, 2017
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Ray Lewis joins Parole & Probation in court

March 10, 2017
TOWSON, MD – Former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis was in court today—to support a special program that helps ex-offenders find work, and to thank Parole and Probation agents and Baltimore judges who are a part of it. It was the first graduation of the District Court Re-Entry Project. The program connects ex-offenders with employment. Those ex-offenders are supervised by Parole ... Learn more

K-9 Unit graduation ceremony

March 2, 2017
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Public Safety employee earns presidential award

February 27, 2017
TOWSON, MD — If you want to know how committed Public Safety employees are to their communities, just take a look at Bruce Dull. His day job? Helping victims of crime in Maryland as a claims investigator for the Maryland Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. The board helps victims pay their bills, make up for wages lost, and when necessary, it helps ... Learn more

Public Safety firsts: Ron Wilson

February 27, 2017
The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is proud to count among its employees so many “firsts.” We will continue to spotlight some of our high achievers throughout Black History Month and beyond. TOWSON, MD — In another Public Safety First-Retired Parole and Probation Administrator, Ron Wilson was the first person to receive Public Safety’s Manager of The Year Award in ... Learn more

Walkoff Notification: Darren Smith

February 21, 2017
Update: Darren Smith turned himself in at Baltimore City Police Central District on Monday, Feb. 27.   TOWSON, MD — Public Safety officials are looking for Darren Smith, who walked off from his home detention sentence at about 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Smith, who is serving a 10-year sentence for assault and parole violations, was last seen in the area of the 3800 ... Learn more

Prison inmates send freshly-washed bras to local women’s shelters

February 17, 2017
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