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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 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPD Begins New Policy Requiring Officers to Intervene When Witnessing Excessive Force

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) implemented a new policy on Thursday that requires officers to “stop or attempt to stop” other officers they witness using excessive physical force, according to MCPD Chief Marcus Jones.  “This is a win for this county,” Jones said. “It gets the officers to understand what the community is demanding […]

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June 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPD Issues Statement on George Floyd Killing

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) released a statement Monday in response to the killing of George Floyd.  “We, the leaders of the law enforcement community of Montgomery County, are angry and outraged over the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their actions in Mr. Floyd’s tragic, senseless death is an […]

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June 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Chief Jones on George Floyd’s Death: ‘I Am Also Frustrated’

In the wake of several national and local protests against police brutality and racism, Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones issued a statement on the death of George Floyd. In the statement Jones said he “and the rest of the Montgomery County Department of Police, stand with those seeking peaceful discourse at the local and […]

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November 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes: Marcus Jones is sworn in as Chief of the Montgomery County Police Department. County Executive Marc Elrich will be hosting 4Business Charrettes. November is National Caregivers Month. The Universities at Shady Grove opened its […]

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November 12, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Tiene Nuevo Jefe de Policía

Marcus Jones juramentó oficialmente como nuevo Jefe de Policía del condado de Montgomery. En su ceremonia en la Escuela Secundaria Gaithersburg, el viernes por la noche, Jones, junto con su familia, amigos y compañeros del cuerpo policial celebraron su logro. Jones dijo que prestar juramento en Gaithersburg High fue particularmente especial, porque sus tres hijos […]

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November 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Chief Jones on Flag Controversy: I’m Trying to ‘Bring the Sides Together’

Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones weighed in on the Thin Blue Line Flag controversy on Friday night. After he was officially sworn in as police chief at Gaithersburg High School, Jones told MyMCMedia that his goal to work through the strong feelings on both sides of the debate. Jones noted that the flag has […]

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November 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Marcus Jones Sworn in as Montgomery County Police Chief

Marcus Jones has officially taken the oath as Montgomery County’s new police chief. At his swearing in ceremony on Friday evening, Jones was joined by family, friends, and the police community at Gaithersburg High School to celebrate his accomplishment. Jones said taking the oath at Gaithersburg High was particularly special, because his three children all […]

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November 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

Council Confirms Marcus Jones as County’s New Police Chief

The County Council unanimously confirmed Marcus Jones as the new chief for Montgomery County police. Jones, who has been serving as the acting chief of police since June, was officially nominated by County Executive Marc Elrich for the post on Oct. 2. County Council is about to interview the County Executive’s appointee for Montgomery County […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Stands By Decision to Prohibit Divisive Flag

County Executive Marc Elrich met with members of the media Monday afternoon and doubled down on his decision to prohibit a Thin Blue Line flag from being displayed at the Germantown District police station. Elrich said his problem with the flag is that it’s been appropriated by Blue Lives Matter, a media group started in […]

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