Resources For Local Needs

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The Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP) is local governments' one stop shop for resources to improve public safety in Maryland.

GOCCP provides access to federal and state grant funds and we can provide assistance to your town, city, county, agency as it attempts to maneuver through the red tape to tap these resources.

GOCCP works with you to plan your project, coordinate stakeholders, develop accountability measures and get results from your investments and efforts.

GOCCP connects you to best practices in national and state programming and innovations.

At GOCCP, your success is our success!

Mission Statement

GOCCP is Maryland's one stop shop for resources to improve public safety. GOCCP exists to educate, connect, and empower Maryland's citizens and public safety entities through innovative funding, strategic planning, crime data analysis, best practices research and results-oriented customer service.


Improving public safety – everywhere in Maryland – is an absolute must if we are to realize the full potential of our State's promise. The Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP) is synchronized to meet Maryland's public safety challenges with the highest levels of performance and customer service in grants administration, technical assistance, best practices research, crime data analysis, and statewide distribution of public safety research, statistics, and publications.

GOCCP values evidence-based policies and practices that institute collaboration and provide resources to achieve significant impact on crime. While the funding priorities of GOCCP are currently service improvement via technology, adult and juvenile violent crime, and community-oriented programs, the agency's constant priority is ensuring that GOCCP success is measured by grantee success.


1995 - Executive Order 01.01.1995.18 established the Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP) by merging the Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission and the Governor's Office of Justice Administration.

2005 - Executive Order 01.01.2005.36 empowered GOCCP to develop collaborative and deliberative approaches to impact crime through more effective management of Maryland's criminal justice resources.

2007 - Executive Order 01.01.2007.04 placed Maryland's Statistical Analysis Center within GOCCP to facilitate statewide crime data analysis and sharing to generate effective local policies and solutions.

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