On Thursday, law enforcement officials, government leaders and community members gathered at the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville to mark Montgomery County Police Department’s (MCPD) 100th anniversary.
Police Chief Marcus Jones unveiled a 25-year-old time capsule, which was buried for the police department’s 75th anniversary. It included a flashlight, polaroid camera and police patches. A new capsule will be buried, to contain a mobile data computer, taser, body camera and face mask.
In 1922, MCPD consisted of a chief and five officers. Now, there are 1,300 sworn officers in the department.