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August 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Officials to Appear at Neighborhood Events on National Night Out

Prompted by a year of protests against police shootings and studies into ways to change policing in the county, Police Chief Marcus Jones, Sheriff Darren Popkin and Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s John McCarthy plan to promote community building and partnerships by attending cookouts and block parties Tuesday as part of National Night Out. The idea […]

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June 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Hucker Wants County to Settle Lawsuit With Boy Verbally Abused by Police

While on The Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi radio show, County Council President Tom Hucker said he thought Montgomery County should settle with the family of the East Silver Spring Elementary School student who was subjected to a barrage of verbal abuse from two Montgomery County police officers as school staff stood by. “I think […]

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April 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Definition of School-to-Prison Pipeline’: Council Discusses Police Incident Involving Kindergartner

The outcome of an internal investigation into a 2020 incident, in which body camera footage shows two Montgomery County police officers screaming at and handcuffing a kindergartner who left his school, cannot be revealed due to state law, MCPD Chief Marcus Jones said during a council meeting. Council President Tom Hucker convened a discussion Tuesday […]

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March 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Committee Discusses Report Detailing Public Safety Response to Mental Health Situations

During a joint committee meeting Wednesday, Montgomery County councilmembers and police officials discussed a recent Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) report analyzing the county’s public safety response to mental health situations. The OLO works to provide independent findings and recommendations to the council and made two recommendations in the report: “request that the Executive discuss […]

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February 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Chief Jones: ‘We’ve Never Had 7 Homicides in 1 Month’

“We’ve never had seven homicides in one month in Montgomery County that anyone can remember,” County Police (MCPD) Chief Marcus Jones said during a council Public Safety Committee meeting. According to MCPD’s annual reports on crime and safety, the number of homicides per year in Montgomery County prior to 2020 are as follows: 2019: 15 […]

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February 19, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPD Chief Marcus Jones: ‘Bridging That Gap Between Community and Police is Important’

After more than three decades of dedicated service to the Montgomery County Police Department, Marcus Jones was elevated to Chief of Police in Nov. 2019 taking over for Tom Manger who retired after leading the force for 15 years. Jones, who has been with MCPD since 1985, said his role as the Chief is an ‘honor.’ “Some […]

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February 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPD Chief: Police Believe Residents View Officers as ‘Unnecessary Evil’

Police morale is low, according to Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones. “They just don’t feel as if the community is giving them their worth.” Jones explained during Wednesday’s County Council’s Public Safety Committee meeting that “over the past year plus, this department has been under constant scrutiny.” Because the council and community members are […]

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February 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Committee Agrees to Shave $7.6 Million from Current Budget

In order to have as much funding for COVID-19 related expenses as possible, the County Council’s Public Safety Committee members agreed to eliminate about $7.6 million from the county budget by agreeing not to fill vacant positions and reducing the size of the next police and fire and rescue incoming classes. The police department took […]

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January 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Six Inducted into County’s Human Rights Hall of Fame

Six people, including Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones, Montgomery County Park Police Chief Darryl McSwain and MyMCM’s President of the Board of Directors Jeffrey Slavin, were inducted into the county’s 2020 Class of Human Rights Hall of Fame. Also inducted were Bruce Adams, a former county councilmember and founder of the Sister Cities program; Marcine […]

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December 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Officer Assaulted at Fallsgrove Chipotle, MCPD Says

A Montgomery County Police (MCPD) officer was assaulted at the Fallsgrove Chipotle in Rockville, MCPD said in a statement Friday. Police say a 26-year-veteran of the MCPD was on-duty, uniformed and waiting in line at the Fallsgrove Chipotle on Shady Grove Road Thursday evening. Suspect Nyziere London, 21, of Pennsylvania, walked inside the restaurant and […]

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