In response to a request from the State of Maryland, Governor Christie has ordered an extension to the deployment of 150 troopers and personnel from the New Jersey State Police currently assisting local law enforcement in the Baltimore area.
The initial deployment request and subsequent extension were made through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), a mutual aid agreement. Under this agreement, all costs associated with the deployment of New Jersey State Police personnel will be covered by the State of Maryland. The extension will keep troopers in the Baltimore area until Tuesday, May 5th. At that time, an assessment will be conducted to determine if further State Police assistance is needed.
Earlier this week, an assessment team of command-level troopers arrived in the Baltimore area. They interfaced with state and local authorities and engaged in discussions about a well-defined mission. The assessment team also prepared the logistical support such as staging areas and communications. As a result of the assessment, 150 State Police personnel arrived in Baltimore Tuesday night with the primary mission to enforce the curfew and maintain public safety and security in the area.