Public Safety Information

State Level

Summary of Significant Police Reform Legislative Enactments in Maryland (2016-2020) (PDF) prepared by the Department of Legislative Services for the Workgroup to Address Police Reform and Accountability (June 23, 2020)

Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee - Public hearings on draft bills relating to police reform

Workgroup to Address Police Reform and Accountability in Maryland – convened by House Speaker June 2020

Commission to Restore Trust in Policing

Public Safety and Policing Workgroup – convened by Senate President and House Speaker May 2015

County Level

Report on Local Policing Data and Best Practices (PDF) , prepared by the Office of Legislative Oversight (July 21, 2020)

Bill 1-19: Police - Officer Involved Death - Independent Investigation – signed into law May 16, 2019.

Bill 27-19: Administration - Human Rights - Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice - Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee – Established – signed into law December 2, 2019.

Bill 14-19: Police Advisory Commission - Established - signed into law December 12, 2019.

Bill 33-19: Police - Community Policing – signed into law March 16, 2020.

Bill 24-20: Administration - Police - Assistant Chiefs of Police – signed into law August 7, 2020.

Bill 27-20: Police - Regulations - Use of Force Policy – signed into law August 10, 2020.

Bill 34-20 -- Police Disciplinary Proceedings - Police Labor Relations - Duty to Bargain - Amendments – introduced July 21, 2020.

Public Safety Committee – Briefing on Police Training - February 3, 2020