MCPD Celebrates 100 Years; Hosts Community Day on May 14

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) will host Community Day, a family friendly event to celebrate the department’s 100th year anniversary on Saturday, May 14.

Prior to having a police force, Montgomery County was a rural area with approximately 34,000 residents. The county now has 1.1 million residents and a police department with 1,300 officers and 500 professional staff members, according to MCPD.

The free event will take place from 12 to 6 p.m., rain or shine, at Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Attendees will be able to enjoy exhibitions from Montgomery County Police and Montgomery County Fire Rescue Services– showcasing K-9 techniques and a motorcycle skills course. Other activities include face painting, a magician, inflatables, music, and performances on the community stage.

A variety of food options will also be available for purchase at the food truck alley.

MCPD says that on this celebratory date they don’t want to only look back on what they have accomplished, but to look forward to how they will meet the challenges ahead.

“At the end of the day, we need the community to combat crime and to help them. So, it is very important for us to do these types of community events to continue to improve our relationship with the community and listen to the community, so that we can do our job effectively,” Police Spokesperson Officer Carlos Cortes said.

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