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June 21, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Katz on Police Chief, Business Climate

Councilmember Sidney Katz talks about the process to appoint a new chief of police. Plus, he practically grew up in a local department store, so he’s been tasked with helping County Executive Marc Elrich to improve the county’s climate for small businesses. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, […]

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April 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

International Transgender Day of Visibility Recognized in Montgomery County

Councilmember Evan Glass presented a proclamation to recognize International Transgender Day of Visibility at Tuesday’s council meeting. For the past 10 years, Transgender Day of Visibility has been recognized nationally on March 31, but this is the first time it’s been officially recognized in the county. Glass said this proclamation was especially important to him, […]

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April 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 2 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 2. The practical jokes from April Fools Day are over! Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets this morning at 9:30 a.m. Check out the agenda for today’s meeting. 2. Montgomery Parks Hosts Community Meeting: Montgomery Parks is hosting a community meeting […]

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April 1, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for April 1 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, April 1. Maybe some rain on Wednesday, more on Friday, but otherwise a decent week coming up. Here’s the forecast. 1. Municipal Monday: Rockville meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, at 111 Maryland Ave. The Mayor and Council are expected to have a budget worksession and declare that April is World […]

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March 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

CE Marc Elrich Seeks Public’s Input on Police Chief Qualities

Montgomery County Launches Online Survey as Search for New Police Chief Begins After serving 15 years, Tom Manger is retiring from his job as Chief of Police for Montgomery County. County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking input from residents on the search for Manger’s replacement.  To this end, residents may provide comments through an online […]

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July 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

New Rockville Police Chief Takes Lead

Victor Brito has been on the job since June 18, becoming the city’s police chief. “I could not ask for a better opportunity to serve a great city with an involvement with community policing,” Brito said. “Policing is a team sport. Good policing involves all of us in a collaborative effort. This city has that. […]

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June 17, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Rockville’s New Police Chief to be Sworn in June 18

Rockville City Police Department has a new chief, Victor Brito, who will be sworn in Monday, June 18 at 6 p.m. The ceremony takes place in the Mayor and Council Chambers at Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue. Members of the community are invited to both the swearing-in ceremony and the following reception. The Mayor […]

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May 22, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Rockville Selects New Police Chief

Victor Brito has been chosen as the new police chief for the City of Rockville. Brito, who is currently the Police Chief for the City of Hagerstown Police Department, will begin his first day with the city June 18. Rockville City Manager Rob DiSpirito said in a statement, “His law enforcement experience, leadership skills and […]

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March 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Reynolds Named Charleston, SC, Police Chief

Montgomery County police Assistant Chief Luther Reynolds has been named the chief in Charleston, South Carolina, according to a report in the Post and Courier, a daily newspaper in that city. Reynolds began his career with the county as a civilian in the Office of Budget Management in 1988. The next year, he attended the […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Plazinski Named New 5th District Commander, Gillespie Takes Melbourne Police Chief Job

UPDATED 4.25.17 Montgomery County Police Captain Mark Plazinski, a 23-year veteran of the department, has been named the police department’s new 5th district commander. He begins his new assignment on May 1st, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department. Plazinski takes over for Captain David Gillespie who is leaving the department […]

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