Baltimore City police are working with the Baltimore City Sheriff's Office to redeploy deputy sheriffs from civil enforcement to conduct high-visibility community patrol.
The sheriff's patrol will happen every Friday until further notice. Fifteen deputy sheriffs will walk foot patrol on Monument Street, Eastern Avenue and East 25th Street and the Harford Road corridor in southeast and east Baltimore.
Two deputies will conduct patrols every evening in south Baltimore, with one deputy posted at Baltimore City College during school dismissal to ensure students' safety.
Seven deputies will be deployed at the Fells Point Festival. Thirty deputies will be deployed to Lake Montebello in East Baltimore for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides against Breast Cancer event, which is expecting several thousand participants.
"We deeply care about the people affected by crime in Baltimore, and funding additional deputy sheriff resources would provide my office with the ability to help all neighborhoods in the city become safer. Until then, we will continue to seek creative solutions to do more with what we have," Sheriff John Anderson said.