Council OKs $183K Criminal Intelligence Network grant

CAMBRIDGE — At the Dorchester County Council’s meeting Tuesday evening, members voted unanimously to renew a Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network program grant for Fiscal Year 2021. The request for approval came from Nancy Shockley of the Local Management Board.

The grant totals $183,380. Funds would be used for a program coordinator, at $6,996, and the following contractual services:

• Allied law enforcement overtime, $40,000
• Crime analyst, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, $7,000
• Sheriff’s Office gun violence reduction overtime, $5,500
• Maryland coordinator, $48,700
• Prosecutor at State’s Attorney’s Office, $74,984
The Sheriff’s Office would be exempt from the county’s overtime policy, and contracts are required for all contractual services. By accepting the grant, the county would enter agreements with the Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office and the Cambridge Police Department.

In other business:
• The Council thanked and commended Pam Brohawn upon her retirement from county service. “We’re sad to see you go, but we’re happy for you, too,” President Jay Newcomb (District 1) said.
“I’m going to miss her,” Member Libby Nagel (District 5) said.
Ms. Brohawn worked in the Financial Department as a clerk for 36 years. She attended the meeting with her family and members of her staff.
• Members voted unanimously to accept a $2,500 Walmart grant for emergency services.

• At the council’s July 21 meeting, members decided to continue a discussion at the Aug. 18 meeting regarding the composition of the 911 Advisory Board. When the agenda item came up, President Newcomb asked for comments.

There were none, so the council moved on to the next item.