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Baltimore County Police Department Precinct 7 honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support

  • Baltimore County Police Department Precinct 7 honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support


ANNAPOLIS, Md –Baltimore County Police Department Precinct 7 was honored with an Above and Beyond Award by the Maryland Employers Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

Baltimore County Police Department Officer Ray Persuhn accepted the award on behalf of the agency during an Maryland ESGR employer recognition event held May 12 in Annapolis.

“The ESGR Above and Beyond Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize American employers providing extraordinary patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Jean Hulet, Maryland ESGR state chair. “Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”

Baltimore County Police Department Precinct 7 joins thousands of American employers who have reviewed and amended their current human resources policies to ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Many employers provide support far beyond what USERRA requires to include pay differential to offset the loss of wages, and extension of health care benefits which complement coverage provided by the military when their employees are mobilized. 

ESGR seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DoD. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.  

For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-336-4590 or visit

Photo caption: Jean Hulet (left), Maryland ESGR state chair, presents Officer Ray Persuhn, Baltimore County Police Department Precinct 7, an Above and Beyond Award May 12, in Annapolis, Md.  The award was presented for the extraordinary support Precinct 7 provides to its National Guard and Reserve employees.