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Maryland to activate law enforcement council for G8

PIKESVILLE — For the first time, a new team of Maryland public safety officers will work together during the Group of Eight meeting this week in Frederick County.

The Maryland State Police said Thursday that the State Law Enforcement Coordinating Council will be in the county until Sunday to work with state troopers, county deputies and municipal police officers between Thurmont and Frederick.

Police officers who are part of the first deployment will be from the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, University of Maryland Department of Public Safety, Natural Resources Police and the Maryland Capitol Police.

Gov. Martin O’Malley signed an executive order in February to grant police officers from member agencies statewide police powers when working outside their specific jurisdiction as part of the council.