Gov. Martin O'Malley and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell announced Thursday an effort to better share information about violent offenders, adding another jurisdiction to the state's regional partnerships.
The new agreement, announced at Salisbury University, will allow parole and probation officials and police in both states to exchange information about daily arrests, and enable the Maryland Division of Parole and Probation to take action if a suspect from Maryland violates the terms of his release in Delaware. In many cases, parole and probation agents previously relied on offenders to report the violations themselves.