Organizations With A Commitment To Diversity & The Hispanic / Latino Community
What We Do
The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is one of the largest departments in Maryland with nearly 12,000 employees and a budget of more than $1 billion. In order to fulfill our mission of promoting safety, we have increased security at our institutions while leading the way in innovative restorative justice projects that will help offenders reintegrate into society upon release.
Public Safety operates 27 institutions, including Baltimore City's pre-trial facility, as well as 45 Parole and Probation offices throughout the state.
Our primary objective is to ensure safety so that all Marylanders can enjoy living and working in the state. We are achieving this by increasing security in our institutions and supplying offenders and former-offenders the tools necessary to stay out of the criminal justice system.
We are also working with partner agencies, sharing important intelligence information in order to reduce crime and violence.
Around the state, we work in the communities to which many of our offenders will one day return. Offenders are out in the community every day, performing public works and sustainability projects that save taxpayer dollars and help preserve Maryland's natural resources.