2018 Maryland Code
Public Safety
Title 14 - Emergency Management
Subtitle 3 - Governor's Emergency Powers
§ 14-305. Cooperation among State and local law enforcement agencies

  • (a) In general. -- If the Governor proclaims that a state of emergency exists, each law enforcement agency, fire company, or rescue squad of the State, a county, or municipal corporation shall:

    • (1) cooperate in any manner requested by the Governor or the Governor's designated representative; and

    • (2) subject to subsection (b) of this section, allow the use of its equipment, facilities, and personnel if the use is required by the Governor or the Governor's designated representative.

  • (b) Use of equipment, facilities, and personnel. -- The use of equipment, facilities, and personnel under subsection (a)(2) of this section may not substantially interfere with the normal duties of a law enforcement agency, fire company, or rescue squad located outside an area designated by the Governor as an emergency area.

  • (c) Authority of State Police to assist local law enforcement. --

    • (1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, if the Governor proclaims that a state of emergency exists, the Department of State Police may take any action it considers necessary to assist local law enforcement agencies.

    • (2) Any action that the Department of State Police takes under this subsection shall be reasonably calculated effectively to control and terminate the public emergency.

  • (d) Duty of local law enforcement to notify Secretary of disturbance. -- A law enforcement agency of a county or municipal corporation shall notify the Secretary of State Police if the local law enforcement agency receives notice of a threatened or actual disturbance that indicates the possibility of serious domestic violence.

  • (e) Person designated by Governor to direct operations. -- Except as provided in ยง 14-306 of this subtitle, each law enforcement agency, fire company, or rescue squad of the State, a county, or municipal corporation within an emergency area shall operate under the direction of the person designated by order of the Governor.

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