MCPD Chief Marcus Jones

April 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes Anuncian Iniciativa Conjunta para Abordar la Seguridad y el Bienestar de los Estudiantes

El ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, se unió a los líderes locales el viernes para anunciar la iniciativa interinstitucional “Reimaginar la seguridad escolar y el bienestar de los estudiantes”, que tiene como objetivo moldear la seguridad pública en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), y brindar apoyo social y mental a […]

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April 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Announce Joint Initiative to Address Student Safety and Wellbeing 

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich joined local leaders Friday to announce the interagency “Reimagining School Safety and Students’ Well-Being Initiative,” which aims to reshape public safety in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and provides social and mental support to students. A steering committee will lead discussion and implementation of recommendations for reimagining safety and mental […]

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April 7, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Concejo Vota Unánimemente para Restringir las Armas de Fuego ‘Fantasma’

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery votó unánimemente para restringir a menores sobre la posesión, uso, venta y transferencia de armas de fuego que no se pueden detectar. La legislación está diseñada para detener lo que se conoce como armas fantasma, cuyas piezas se pueden comprar fácilmente en Internet, según el jefe de policía Marcus […]

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April 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Unanimously Votes to Restrict Undetectable Ghost Guns

Montgomery County Council unanimously voted to restrict the possession, use, sale and transfer of undetectable guns to minors Tuesday afternoon. The legislation is designed to stop what are known as ghost guns, whose parts easily can be purchased on the Internet, according to Police Chief Marcus Jones. They are basically do it yourself guns. The […]

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April 5, 2021 | Staff Writer

Council to Discuss Police-Student Incident Shown in Recently Released Body Camera Video  

The Montgomery County Council will hold a discussion Tuesday afternoon regarding Montgomery County Police Department’s (MCPD) response to a 2020 incident — in which body camera footage shows officers screaming at and handcuffing a kindergartner who left his school. The council will hold the discussion at 2:30 p.m. as part of its Tuesday session. MCPD […]

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March 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

On ‘High Alert’, County Police Providing Extra Patrols For Asian Businesses, Communities

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is providing extra patrols for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community following Tuesday’s mass shooting in Atlanta that killed eight people, including six Asian women. “We have already begun, as the County Executive noted earlier in his comments, to provide extra patrols to the business communities in […]

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December 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Man Launches GoFundMe for Antiracist Causes After Home Vandalized

After his home was vandalized multiple times, Aaron Eisenbarth of Olney is making the best of a bad situation. He is raising money for two organizations that support antiracist causes and education—the Sandy Spring Slave Museum and Black Lives Matter. As of Wednesday evening, Eisenbarth has raised nearly $1,000 on his GoFundMe page and he […]

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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 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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