Maryland legislature approves bill allowing Johns Hopkins to establish police department

Maryland's General Assembly approved legislation that would allow Johns Hopkins University to establish its own police department, clearing the way for the bill to become law.

The legislation, a key step in the university's ongoing efforts to improve safety on and around its campuses in Baltimore, authorizes Johns Hopkins to replace its current team of armed, off-duty Baltimore Police Department officers with sworn university police officers. It also includes new funding for initiatives and programs designed to strengthen communities in Baltimore and across the state.  Read the full Hub article: