ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced the reopening of the state police barrack in Annapolis.
The Republican governor said Tuesday it's wrong not to have a state police barrack in the state capital. He says reopening it is part of his push to add resources to the state police.
Hogan says rioting in Baltimore in April illustrated the need for having a strong state police force to help back up local police when they need extra help.
Col. William Pallozzi, the state police superintendent, says there are now 16 troopers and five investigators working at the barrack. The superintendent says he hopes to have 33 people working there by summer.
The barrack was first opened in 1972. Former Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration decided to close it in 2008, citing budget constraints.