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Public Information: Hagerstown Police Response to Incident with Juvenile
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Welcome to our website.  Our goal is to provide you with easy access to information and services provided by our department. Click here to learn more about these services and to see what steps we are taking to improve public safety in the City of Hagerstown.
  Chief Victor V. Brito
Meet the Police Chief

Chief Victor V. Brito was sworn in as Hagerstown’s Chief of Police in June of 2016. He began a second career in the Hub City after serving 25 years with the Metropolitan Police Department, the primary law enforcement agency in our nation’s capital. He received multiple promotions and recognitions throughout his career in Washington and retired at the rank of Captain in 2014.
Chief Brito has led an extensive and comprehensive career in law enforcement, with responsibilities ranging from supervising patrol operations and overseeing special investigations to designing and implementing public safety management plans for large-scale events in Washington, D.C. The majority of his experience has developed from uniformed patrol duties with a focus on community-oriented policing.
Chief Brito holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management/Leadership and a Master's Degree in Management/Community Development from Johns Hopkins University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy's Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS).

Grant Solicitation/Application
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has announced that it is seeking applications for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). The BJA will be making awards to assist local and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence. For additional information, click here.

As the result of this solicitation, the Hagerstown Police Department is applying for funding in the amount of $20,308.00.  The department’s application seeks funding to support overtime law enforcement activities within Hagerstown’s Safe Streets areas as well as in public housing areas to address crime and disorder. These overtime monies and supportive costs will be used for strategic police operations that are evidence-based within these targeted areas.   Additional information is available upon request.

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