The Community Safety and Strengthening Act was passed on April 1, 2019 and signed on April 18, 2019. Below are helpful resources and background information related to the legislation, as well as an opportunity to provide feedback and input.
Passed by the Maryland General Assembly on April 1, 2019 and signed on April 18, 2019.
On Friday, Feb. 22, President Daniels addressed select Delegation and Committee meetings of the Maryland General Assembly in support of HB 1094, which would authorize the establishment of a police department at Johns Hopkins.
Read the testimony
Final bill as passed by the Senate and the House.
SB 793 was introduced in the Senate on February 4, 2019.
HB 1094 was introduced in the House on February 8, 2019.
The frequency and severity of violent crime on and around our campuses and across the city of Baltimore is deeply concerning, and active shooters in Maryland and across the U.S. have targeted schools and places of employment.
Johns Hopkins envisions a small, community-oriented, and campus-based police department that will be carefully recruited and publicly accountable.
Trust and confidence are essential between a Johns Hopkins Police Department and the Johns Hopkins community—including residents of the neighborhoods around the University’s campuses.
The quality of a public safety organization is measured by how it holds itself accountable for its missteps and how it treats those who experience them. Johns Hopkins is committed to establishing an accessible complaint process open to any member of the community.