MCPD Chief Marcus Jones

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 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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June 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park, Rockville Police Chiefs Speak Out Against Police Brutality

At 6 p.m. Monday, Takoma Park will hold an hour-long radio show to discuss racism in connection with police brutality and the coronavirus pandemic. The radio show, Moment of Reflection and A Call To Action, will be aired on Takoma Radio Station 94.3. Numerous speakers will discuss “how we as individuals, and as a community, […]

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May 28, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Local Officials React to Deadly National Incidents Involving Current, Former Police Officers

Several local officials reacted strongly to recent deadly brutality incidents around the country – including two that were captured on videos that went viral. In Georgia, Ahmaud Aubrey, a 25-year-old African American man, was jogging when he was shot to death after being chased by two men – a former police officer who had been […]

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May 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Chief: Knife-Wielding Man Shot, Killed by Officer in White Oak

A man shot by a police officer in White Oak Thursday has died, Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) Chief Marcus Jones confirmed at a press conference. At about 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, MCPD received a call from a person in White Oak saying a neighbor threw a rock at their window and yelled at them […]

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May 4, 2020 | Grace Mottley

MCPD Officer Suicide Inspires National Bill to Improve Police Mental Health Services

In response to the suicide of Montgomery County Police Officer Thomas J. Bomba, Rep. David Trone (MD-6) and Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) have proposed a bill to provide police officers with better mental health services. Bomba’s death in October 2019 was ruled the result of a self-inflicted injury. After the event, Trone, the representative for […]

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April 24, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Montgomery County Police Personnel Received Donations of Fresh Produce and PPE

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) received donations of fresh produce and personal protective equipment (PPE) for their police personnel on Thursday. Members from the Patrice Birckman Family Foundation and the M.C. Police Foundation donated 150 crates of fresh produce to MCP personnel. Chief of Police Marcus G. Jones appeared in a video giving thanks […]

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April 16, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 16 in Montgomery County

Partly cloudy today with a high temperature near 50 degrees. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Thursday, April 16. 1. Face Masks Required on Buses: Starting today, passengers on Ride On buses must wear face masks. Any passenger who does not comply with this mandate “may […]

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April 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Asian Community Concerned About Their Safety During Pandemic

Although only two race-based incidents against Asians have been called into the Montgomery County Police Department since the start of the pandemic, members of the Asian community are on edge. In a video conference call April 14 that only allowed 100 participants, 150 people registered to join the Montgomery County Asian Community Safety Conversation town […]

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