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April 18, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for April 18 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, April 18. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County 1.  Child Safety Seat Inspections: Officers that have been trained in the proper use and installation of child safety seats will be working with employees of Fitzgerald Auto, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, and other volunteers. Parents and care givers can learn […]

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January 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Montgomery County police officers receive training of use of Narcan, Police Chief Tom Manger comments; Discovery Communications announces plans to move Silver Spring headquarters to New York; Takoma Park has a […]

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January 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery County Police Get Training on Narcan (VIDEO)

About 60 Montgomery County police officers took training Wednesday on how to use Narcan, a drug Chief Thomas Manger calls a “miracle antidote” for overdoses. The training comes thanks to the Montgomery County Police Foundation, which provided $10,000 to provide the ruggedized yellow containers that contain Narcan. Manger said an officer told him the containers […]

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July 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know for July 24 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Meet the Media: Council President Roger Berliner meets with reporters at 11:30 a.m. 2. County Agenda: The County Council’s Public Safety and Health and Human Services committee meet at 10:45 a.m. to receive an update on heroin, opioid and Narcan use in […]

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March 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan to Spend $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic; Declares State of Emergency

Gov. Larry Hogan announced $50 million Wednesday to address the state’s opioid crisis as well as declaring a state of emergency that would activate the governor’s emergency management authority, creating more rapid coordination between state and local jurisdictions. Hogan also appointed his senior emergency management adviser, Clay Stamp, to lead the state’s coordinated effort to […]

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February 6, 2015 | Krista Brick

Police to Train 80 Officers in Use of Life-Saving Heroin Overdose Drug

As suspected heroin overdoses reach what is being called “epidemic proportions,” Montgomery County Police are getting training in the use of a drug that could be life-saving for some. Narcan is a drug that counters the effects of opioid (such as heroin) overdose. Officers administer the drug by spraying it in a person’s nostrils. In 2014, […]

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