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October 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Police Taking ‘A More Holistic Approach To Public Safety’

Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul issued a community message Oct. 1 to explain how his department is adapting in light of the divisive police incidents occurring throughout the country. “The negative national incidents involving police across our country have affected the way all police are viewed by some. We are not immune to the […]

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September 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Public Safety Task Force Will Focus Work in Five Areas

Montgomery County’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force will break up much of its work into five categories before presenting recommendations next year. In late June, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced he was creating the task force. Members will discuss racism in policing and examine how to fix policies that impact certain groups disproportionately in […]

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September 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Elrich’s Public Safety Task Force Meets Thursday

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s public safety task force is scheduled to meet Thursday at 6 p.m. The virtual meeting will be streamed live via Facebook and will be broadcast live on County Cable Montgomery (CCM). The group, known as the Reimagining Public Safety task force, was established to develop recommendations for changes to the […]

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August 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando to Host Virtual Policing Town Hall September 10

Councilmember Will Jawando is hosting a “Reimagining Policing in Montgomery County” virtual town hall on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The town hall includes the following speakers: Dr. Elaine Bonner-Tompkins and Natalia Carrizosa, both analysts with Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO); Dr. Rashawn Ray, a sociology professor at the University […]

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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 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Community Discussion About Policing

There will be a town hall-style listening session about policing in Montgomery County on Monday, June 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. County Council Vice President Tom Hucker, Councilmember Will Jawando, MCPD Chief Marcus Jones, State Senator Will Smith, and a representative from the NAACP are among the people who will be a part of […]

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May 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Council Unanimously Passes Police Accountability Bill

The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed the Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act, or the LETT Act, on Tuesday. Will Jawando, the lead sponsor, said that the bill addresses a “need for community trust and input in all policing matters.” The LETT Act requires, that if a police officer is involved in the death of […]

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April 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Montgomery County Hosts Free Seminars for Landlords and Tenants

The Office of Landlord-Tenant Affairs and the Commission on Landlord Tenant Affairs will present two free seminars this month for landlords and tenants. The first seminar, “Information All Landlords Should Know,” will be held on April 21, at 7 p.m. at the East County Community Recreation Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring. Landlords with […]

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July 4, 2015 | Staff Writer

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Purple Line, the Corridor Cities Transitway, the county’s new fire chief, the police department’s pilot program for body worn cameras, the latest on the safe and sick work leave bill and more. You can watch the show in its […]

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May 4, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Leventhal Announces Upcoming Meetings on Policing (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal announces upcoming meetings on policing. Leventhal said the Council will hold a discussion on the pilot program for body worn cameras on May 11 with Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger. Leventhal also announced that police relations will be the topic of a June […]

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