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October 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday Oct. 29

Montgomery County Councilmembers have two committee meetings Monday. All meetings are held in the Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. The schedule of committee meetings for Monday, Oct. 29: The Public Safety (PS) committee will meet with the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee at 11 a.m. to review a resolution […]

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October 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday Oct. 15

Montgomery County Councilmembers have a busy schedule of committee meetings Monday. All meetings are held in the Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. The schedule of committee meetings for Monday, Oct. 15: The Health and Human Services (HHS) committee will meet with the Public Safety (PS) committee at 9:30 a.m. to consider […]

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July 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Opioid Crisis Growing in Montgomery County, Police Say

The opioid crisis in Montgomery County is growing, police told the County Council’s Public Safety Committee on Monday. Nonfatal overdoses increased 175 percent from 2015 to 2016, and fatal overdoses increased more than 50 percent, according to police statistics. Nonfatal overdoses had been up 90 percent year-to-date over last year at one point in 2017, […]

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July 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police Seeing Increase in Thefts from Automobiles, Statistics Show (VIDEO)

Vehicle-related theft dropped 7.9 percent from 2015 to 2016, but increased 19.4 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2016. The statistics are contained in a report presented to the Public Safety Committee of the Montgomery County Council on Monday. Here is Capt. Michael Ward describing the […]

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July 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police: Montgomery County Traffic Deaths Decline in 2016 (VIDEO)

Traffic fatalities decreased in Montgomery County from 38 to 33 in 2016. Hear county Police Chief Tom Manger talk about the statistics at Monday’s meeting of the County Council’s Public Safety Committee:

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July 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Leggett Plans More Resources to Combat Gangs in County

UPDATE: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will meet with Police Chief Tom Manger and State’s Attorney John McCarthy within the next month to decide how to provide more resources to law enforcement to combat increasing gang activity, Leggett spokesman Patrick Lacefield said Tuesday. “We want to make sure we’re doing it in the most effective […]

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January 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Criminal Justice Issues Discussed at Annual Legislative Forum in Silver Spring

Criminal justice reform was the topic of discussion at the Legislative Forum held Wednesday evening in Silver Spring. The annual event, sponsored by Safe Silver Spring, is a chance for residents to hear from their state-elected officials upcoming public safety legislation that will be under consideration by the Maryland General Assembly. The panel this year […]

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August 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

photo of councilmember Marc Elrich commenting on Starr's resignation

County Councilmember Marc Elrich Issues Statement about Silver Spring Apartment Fire

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich, chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee, issued the following statement today about the explosion and major fire in the apartment building in the Long Branch section of Silver Spring: “The explosion, fire, and building collapse at the Flower Branch apartment buildings early this morning injured 34 people, including three […]

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August 2, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Councilmembers Raise Communication Concerns at 911 Outage Briefing

The Montgomery County Council raised concerns about Alert Montgomery and communication efforts, following last month’s 911 system outage that happened at the Alternative Emergency Communication Center (AECC) located in Rockville, at today’s council briefing. Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich, chair of the public safety committee, began the meeting stating, “You simply cannot have your 911 system […]

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July 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Council to Hold Special Work Session on Outage of County’s 911 System (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council has scheduled a special work session on Aug. 2nd to discuss the facts behind the July 10th outage of the county’s 911 emergency system. This special worksession before the full Council replaces a work session originally planned for July 28, before the Council’s Public Safety Committee. The work session will take […]

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