In December 2017, Governor Larry Hogan announced a series of initiatives to combat criminal gang enterprises and repeat violent offenders responsible for terrorizing Maryland citizens and participating in violent crime throughout the state.
The Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN) is a criminal justice strategy, coordinated at the local, state, and federal levels targeting gangs, drug, firearms and human trafficking. MCIN is particularly focused on those criminal networks that are impacting multiple jurisdictions and accomplishes this by sharing information across borders. It is a key element of Maryland’s public safety strategy and provides the basis for data-driven decision making both operationally and for policy development.
Washington County MCIN partners include the Hagerstown Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office, Maryland State Police, Smithsburg Police Department, Boonsboro Police Department, Hancock Police Department, US Attorney’s Office District of Maryland, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Parole and Probation, City of Hagerstown Fire Marshal’s Office, Washington County DEA Narcotics Task Force, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Gang Investigator’s Network – Western Region.