Overall, the budget includes an additional $10.5 million of grant and special revenue expenditures, as the
City is applying for new grants and making plans to spend federal Asset Forfeiture fund balances on critical
equipment. Although there are severalsavingsinitiatives, the BPD’s General Fund budget increases by $3.0
million, or 0.6%, primarily due to annual inflation of personnel benefits and equipment costs, The Baltimore Police Department will increase the number of available officers in Fiscal 2021, with a goal
of hiring 240 recruits.