Md. Police Agencies Want Repayment From G-8 Summit

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Maryland police agencies say they may not be reimbursed for costs associated with next week’s summit of the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations at Camp David.

The Frederick News-Post reports federal officials haven’t designated the summit a special national security event. Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins says that would have triggered funding for local agencies. He says it’s not fair and is hoping Maryland’s congressional delegation will help.

Jenkins is asking the Maryland National Guard to be on standby in case protests are overwhelming. He says information on how many protesters to expect is still sketchy.

Frederick officials say previous G-8 summits have drawn interested visitors, residents and journalists.

Thurmont Police Chief Greg Eyler says his department will spend about $10,000 extra on staffing and equipment.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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