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Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

The task force was charged with researching and compiling data on crimes and suicide involving guns and recommending actions to help reduce gun violence in the county.


The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force completed its work on June 5, 2020. To read the final report, click here. The County Executive is committed to decreasing gun violence in Anne Arundel County and has instructed the Department of Health to review each recommendation and develop an implementation plan.

About the Task Force

The task force consisted of twenty appointed citizen members representing a broad spectrum of experience and expertise in public safety, emergency operations, behavioral health and community outreach. The task force also included sixteen local government officials acting as ex-officio members. Addressing gun violence has been a priority for Pittman, and he committed to creating a task force during his campaign for office. Jennifer Purcell, Pittman’s Chief of Staff, represented the County Executive on the task force.

The executive order requested a preliminary report from the task force by December 15, 2019 summarizing its progress and any initial findings and recommendations. Due to COVID-19 there was an extension to the May 1, 2020 final report deadline. The final report was completed by June 5, 2020. 

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