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Howard County Government Closings for  Labor Day Holiday on September 2

Howard County Government Closings for Labor Day Holiday on September 2

Howard County Government offices, courts, animal shelter, 50+ centers and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2. As there will be no trash, recycling, yard trim or food scrap collection on Labor Day, the County’s holiday "slide” schedule will be in effect. For a complete explanation of the schedule, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/holidayschedule.
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County Executive Ball Pre-Files Legislation For School Bus Cameras

County Executive Ball Pre-Files Legislation For School Bus Cameras

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball pre-filed legislation to authorize cameras on school buses to catch drivers who pass the buses as they stop to pick up or drop off children. These unsafe and illegal driving habits put students’ lives at risk. This legislation would allow the police department to issue civil citations for violations, serving as a deterrent and accountability measure to promote public safety.
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Howard County Police Department Aviation Program To Be Discontinued 

As Howard County faces a historic $108 million deficit between projected revenues and requested expenditures in FY2020, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and the Police Department have determined that in order to save taxpayer dollars, without causing any impact to public safety, the Police Department's aviation program will be discontinued.
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County Executive Ball Announces Enhancements to Opioid Alert Protocol

County Executive Ball Announces Enhancements to Opioid Alert Protocol

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, along with Police Chief Lisa Myers and Fire Chief Christine Uhlhorn, announced new enhancements to the county’s opioid alert protocol. The current system uses social media alerts to keep the public informed and raise awareness about overdoses in Howard County. The new updates include a more targeted use of data to give localized alerts, “bad batch” alerts to help prevent lethal overdoses, and regional alerts to strengthen prevention measures.
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County Executive Ball Names Lisa Myers as New Howard County Police Chief

County Executive Ball Names Lisa Myers as New Howard County Police Chief

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball named Lisa Myers, a retired Howard County Police Department Captain, as the department’s new Chief. A 27-year veteran of the Howard County Police Department, Myers retired in January of 2018 as the Commander of the Human Resources Bureau, overseeing Employment Services and the Education and Training Division.
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Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony

Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony

In recognition of National Police Week, Howard County Police held a ceremony honoring the seven law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty in Howard County.
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