FOP Lodge 35

July 8, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPD Officer: Police Morale at Lowest Point in Decades

Lee Holland, corporation vice president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35, has been a Montgomery County Police officer for 13 years and most recently served in the Germantown area. Holland took time to reflect on the recent death of George Floyd Jr. after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine […]

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June 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: Outside Consultant Will Help Montgomery County Reimagine Policing

County Executive Marc Elrich announced at a news conference Thursday that Montgomery County will hire an outside consultant to conduct a full review of the police department. Elrich says the consultant will serve as an independent task force that could launch as soon as Aug. 1 and will do a “top to bottom review” of […]

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June 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

As Council Calls to Limit ‘Use of Force,’ Police Union Says its Ideas Have Gone ‘Unheard’

As thousands protest police brutality and racial injustice throughout the country, the calls to reform police unions — which can stand in the way of prosecuting officers who kill unarmed people of color — are getting louder. Montgomery County Police Department’s union is the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 (FOP Lodge 35). In a […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Takes Aim at Elrich for Banning ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag

Gov. Larry Hogan has taken aim at County Executive Marc Elrich’s decision to ban a “Thin Blue Line” flag from being hung at the Germantown District police station. On Oct. 30, Montgomery County Police Department tweeted a photo of a wooden Thin Blue Line flag crafted by a young boy as a gift to Germantown […]

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January 31, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Critics Weigh in on Manger’s Tenure

To State’s Attorney John McCarthy, police chief Tom Manger’s retirement announcement is a sad day for the county. “He was a tremendous community asset, and he was a great partner,” McCarthy said Wednesday. Other organizations offered less effusive praise. The Silver Spring Justice Coalition has protested the death of Robert White, an unarmed African American […]

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June 11, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Chief Talks Body Cameras “I Want To See How That Makes The Job Different” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger said one of the reasons he will be wearing a camera is to find out how the public reacts. He also shows where cameras will be placed on officers’ uniform. “And the reason I’m gonna wear one [is] I’ve been a cop for 38 years … […]

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June 9, 2015 | Krista Brick

Montgomery Police Asking for 80 More Officers to Volunteer to Wear Body Cameras (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Police are expected to soon outfit 100 officers with body cameras but so far only 20 high-ranking officials have signed up for the pilot program. According to Capt. Paul Starks, 20 officers with a ranking of lieutenant or higher, have agreed to wear the body cameras. Starks said he is one of […]

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September 3, 2012 | Staff Writer

Protestors to the Effects Bargaining ballot question

Ballot Question on Police Bargaining (Video)

Voters will find a question on the ballot about collective bargaining in the upcoming election. Watch this video for more information.  Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery (CCM) to view more local programming.

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