Maryland Community Supervision Agents Honored by United States Attorney’s Office for Work with Project Safe Neighborhoods

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Towson, MD (October 11, 2012) --- William Turc, Field Supervisor I, and Brett Hapner, Agent Senior, were honored today by U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein for their outstanding work in service to the EXILE program, a part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods. The statewide ceremony, held at the Federal Courthouse in Baltimore, included recognition from Governor Martin O’Malley and Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services’ (DPSCS) Secretary Gary D. Maynard.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America by networking with existing local programs that target guns and gun crimes. The project ultimately brings together local, federal and state law enforcement to reduce violent crime.

“We are proud of the work of these two Community Supervision Agents that earned them today’s recognition,” said Maynard. “Their dedication has boosted the Department’s efforts over the past few years to build partnerships with outside law enforcement agencies and improve information sharing so that together we can combat violent crime in the region.”

Currently a trainer for the Community Supervision Agent Entry Level Academy at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Center, a unit within DPSCS, Turc was instrumental in assisting the U.S. Attorney’s Office (Greenbelt) with the development and implementation of a local call-in program as part of the prevention component of the PSN program while serving as a Violence Prevention Initiative Supervisor in Prince George’s County. He also helped establish several partnerships with local law enforcement to increase information sharing with Community Supervision.

Through the Violence Prevention Initiative within the Salisbury Community Supervision office, Hapner serves as a WatchCenter Agent, tracking the status of pending crimes of violence charges for those under the strictest supervision in the community. He works closely with criminal justice agencies throughout Maryland’s eastern shore and Delaware to expand information flow and increase public safety, specifically through the Eastern Shore Information Center.