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Extracted from the spreadsheet downloadable from Muckrock. Links in this diary:

http://www.dailykos.com/...

As Muckrock says, these spreadsheets haven't been cleaned up, and that likely accounts for certain repetitions. In Maryland, counties have sheriffs and towns have police.

I'm at a loss about the Baltimore Watershed Police. Huh? (Go below the tear gas cloud).

I'm being unfair to some PDs with the title, I am sure, since not all of the 1033 items are heavy weaponry or inappropriate gadgets. I have no objection to ballistic vests or replacement flat screen monitors or cold-weather coats.

All the more reason to ask locally about what they've obtained.

Counties

Anne Arundel County Police Dept
Anne Arundel County Police Dept
Anne Arundel County Sheriff Dept
Baltimore Police Dept
Baltimore City Sheriff Office
Baltimore County Police Dept
Calvert County Sheriff Dept
Caroline County Sheriff Dept
Cecil County Sheriff's Office
Charles County Sheriffs  Office
Dorchester County Sheriff Dept
Frederick County Sheriff Dept
Garrett County Sheriff Dept
Harford County Sheriff's Office
Howard County Police Dept
Howard County Sehriff Dept
Montgomery County Police Dept
Prince George County Police Dept
Prince George County Sheriff
Prince George County Sheriff Dept.
Queen Annes County Sheriff Dept
Saint Marys County Sheriff Dept
Somerset Coounty Sheriff Dept
Wicomico County Sheriff Dept
Worcester County Sheriff Dept
Towns
Aberdeen Police Dept
Annapolis Police Dept
Berwyn Heights Police Dept
Boonsboro Police
Centreville Police Dept
Cheverly Police Dept
Colmar Manor Police
Cottage City Police Dept
Crisfield Police Dept
Denton Police Dept
Easton Police Dept
Federalsburg Police Dept
Frederick Police Dept
Fruitland Police Dept
Gaithersburg Police Dept
Gibson Island Police Dept
Greenbelt Police Dept
Greensboro Police Dept
Hagerstown Police Dept
Hampstead Police Department
Hyattsville Police Dept
Hyattsville Police Dept
Laurel Police Dept
Mount Rainier Police Dept
New Carrollton Police Dept
Oakland Police Dept
Ocean City Police
Oxford Police Dept
Pocomoke Police Dept
Port Deposit Police Dept
Princess Anne Police Dept
Ridgely Police Dept
Ridgely Police Dept
Riverdale Park Police Dept
Seat Pleasant Police Dept
Snow Hill Police Dept
Takoma Park Police Dept
Taneytown Police Dept
Thurmont Police Dept
Westminster Police Dept
State
Md Dept Of General Services Police [keeping your copiers safe!]
Ma Transit Police Dept [unsure what this is supposed to be. Massts?]
Md DNR Police Dept
Md State Police
Md State Police
Surprises!
Coppin State College Police Dept
Morgan State University Police
Univ Of Md College Park Police
Not Really Maryland
National Institute Of Health Police
National Security Agency Police [really?]
Natl Capital Park Police Riverdale
US DOJ ATF Beltsville
US Secret Service Rowley Tng Ctr
Fed Law Enf Tng Ctr DC

Baltimore Watershed Police?

Well, they are part of the Balto Public Works and that's not their name anymore. Wonder what they've gotten?

BALTIMORE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICE
Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 12:06pm
Their name has changed from the Watershed Rangers to the Baltimore Environmental Police but their function remains the same. They will patrol the Baltimore City owned property that surrounds the Prettyboy Reservoir. However they can also act to enforce the laws of Maryland and the City and County of Baltimore in areas off reservoir property. They are commissioned police officers that will be looking out for illegal boating, swimming, dumping, ATV use, camping and drug and alcohol use.

In addition the rangers will wear a second hat. They will serve as an educational resource for resident and visitors and will be available to answer questions about the watershed.

In an emergency always call 911. Otherwise contact the rangers at 410.887.2222 to report suspicious or illegal activity. When making this call specifically ask for a Prettyboy Watershed Ranger. Note that the fire roads have been numbered so you can use this information to direct the rangers to a particular site. For non-emergency recreation information call 410.396.5352 or call the Dept. of Public Works at 410.545.3651.

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)

    Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

    by dadadata on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 08:04:49 AM PDT

  •  MuckRock people have done a good... (2+ / 0-)
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    Patriot4peace, dadadata

    ...job on this project they've been working on for nearly a year.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 08:10:37 AM PDT

    •  I'm very impressed with all their efforts. (0+ / 0-)

      I follow them on the FOI-L list (Syracuse U, I think) which is just old fashioned listserv stuff and generally pretty deep in the weeds.

      I'm glad someone has the resources to do this digging. I can tell you my weekly paper has zero resources for even things state and local.

      Which is NOT as it should be. When people rap journos for laziness they also ought to consider the tight fists of the mgt and ownership.

      But all that aside, DK has enough folks in most states to go and find out what their locals have. And I hope report back here.

      Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

      by dadadata on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 08:29:36 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  MD was 1st to police natural resources (1+ / 0-)
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    mimi

    Back when The Chesapeake Bay was full of oysters and other fisheries, stealing was common, especially from state owned oyster beds. A police force was set up to patrol the waterways of the bay and over time expanded to cover other natural resources in Maryland.

    We may not have to worry as much from watermen stealing oysters (thanks to a myriad of issues) but illegal dumping is common.

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