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John G. Rouse III, Chairperson:

Lt. James T. Almony; Lois Freeman; Maj. Gary
R. Grant; William Hathaway; John B.
Humphries; Edward G. Kaiser; Harold F.
Rodenhausen; Joseph H. Walter; Theodore I.
Weintraub; Russell E. Wroten.

Marilyn E. Farndon, Secretary

do Department of Public Safety and Correctional
1 Investment Place
Suite 500
Towson 21204-4197 Telephone: 321-3686

The Emergency Number Systems Board was
created in 1979 (Chapter 730, Acts of 1979). The
Board consists of eleven members appointed by
the Governor with the advice and consent of the
Senate. One member represents a telephone utility
company operating in Maryland. One member
each represents the Maryland Institute for Emer-
gency Medical Services, the Maryland State Po-
lice, the Maryland Public Service Commission,
and the Association of Public Safety Communica-
tions Officers. Of two members representing coun-
ty fire services in Maryland, one represents the
career fire services and the other the volunteer fire
services. Two members represent police services in
Maryland. Two members represent the public at
large. The Governor designates the chairperson.

On or before July 1, 1985, all counties are to
have in operation a "911 system," an emergency
telephone number service. A "911 system" auto-
matically connects a person dialing the digits 911
to an established public safety answering point
from which public safety services may be dis-
patched on a 24 hour basis. The Board's duties
include coordinating of the implementation of
county 911 systems on or before the established
deadline of July 1, 1985; issuing guidelines for
county 911 system plans; developing procedures
for review and approval or disapproval of these
plans, including system enhancements; and estab-
lishing criteria for reimbursement to any county
from the 911 Trust Fund for a 911 system or its
enhancement and setting procedures for review
and approval or disapproval of requests for reim-
bursement from this Fund. The Board shall cease
to exist when all counties have such systems in
operation and have been reimbursed in accor-
dance with Chapter 730, Acts of 1979.


Jon P. Galley, Commissioner

Elmanus Herndon, Deputy Commissioner

6314 Windsor Mill Road
Baltimore 21207 Telephone: 944-7028

Prior to 1916, the Maryland Penitentiary and
the Maryland House of Correction were autono-
mous institutions operating under the jurisdiction
of a separate Board of Directors and a Board of
Managers appointed by the Governor. By Chap-
ter 556, Acts of 1916, these institutions were ad-
ministered by the State Board of Prison Control.
By Chapter 29, Acts of 1922, the Board of Wel-
fare superseded the Board of Prison Control and
administered the prisons. By Chapter 69, Acts of
1939, the Department of Correction and the
Board of Correction assumed all rights, powers,
and duties that had formerly been vested in the
Board of Welfare.

By Chapter 758, Acts of 1953, the Superinten-
dent of Prisons became the administrator of the
Department. The Board of Correction established
departmental policies and appointed executive
personnel of institutions under the jurisdiction of
the Department on recommendations made by
the Superintendent of Prisons (Code 1957, Art.
27, secs. 667, 669-71, 675, 677). By Chapter 123,
Acts of 1962, the administration of the Depart-
ment of Correction changed. That act established
an Advisory Board and created the office of
Commissioner of Correction. In 1968 the Depart-
ment of Correction became the Department of
Correctional Services (Chapter 137, Acts of

Effective July 1, 1970, all State correctional re-
sponsibilities were assigned to the Department of
Public Safety and Correctional Services (Chapter
401, Acts of 1970). The Department of Correc-
tional Services was refilled and reestablished as
the Division of Correction and continued exercis-
ing central administrative control over adult cor-
rectional facilities subject to the authority of the
Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Ser-
vices. The same act also abolished the Advisory
Board of the Department of Correction, the Ad-
visory Board of the Division of Parole and Proba-
tion, and the Advisory Council for Correctional

The Commissioner of Correction is appointed
by the Secretary of Public Safety and Correction-
al Services with the approval of the Governor and
by and with the consent and advice of the Senate.
The Commissioner is in sole and active charge of
the Division of Correction and of its several insti-
tutions and agencies, subject only to his responsi-
bility to the Secretary of Public Safety and Cor-
rectional Services and to the Governor (Code
1957, Art. 27, secs. 673-674).


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