public safety

March 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Committee Discusses Report Detailing Public Safety Response to Mental Health Situations

During a joint committee meeting Wednesday, Montgomery County councilmembers and police officials discussed a recent Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) report analyzing the county’s public safety response to mental health situations. The OLO works to provide independent findings and recommendations to the council and made two recommendations in the report: “request that the Executive discuss […]

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December 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Prepares to Implement New Emergency Radio System After Serious Disruptions in 2019

In 2019, multiple emergency radio channels dropped over Mother’s Day weekend in Montgomery County, hindering public safety communication. Now, the county is preparing to switch over to a new system. The shift to a new emergency radio system will happen in three phases, beginning Jan. 4, 2021, said Gerry Adcock, Public Safety Radio Communication Systems […]

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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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May 8, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Poolesville Parks Remain Closed

As various park amenities in Montgomery County reopen, the Poolesville parks will remain closed until May 18. According to a Facebook post on Thursday, the parks could be delayed if there is any significant increase in the hospitalization rates in the State of Maryland. The Town of Poolesville will make a decision the week of […]

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April 24, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Ride On Bus Service Hours Change Beginning Sunday

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) announced that they will be reducing their hours of operation for Ride On buses beginning Sunday. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, MCDOT implemented the Essential Service Plan which includes 36 critical routes so that residents can take Ride On buses for essential trips during the health crisis. Under […]

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November 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Police Investigating String Of Cell Phone Store Thefts

The Montgomery County Police Department is investigating several thefts from cell phone stores. Officials believe the crimes are all connected. Detectives say within three separate thefts, cell phones worth more than $9,000 were stolen. On Oct. 9, the T-Mobile Store located on the 15000 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring was robbed around […]

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November 5, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Marcus Jones Confirmed as New MCPD Chief

The Montgomery County Council confirmed Marcus Jones as Montgomery County’s new police chief Tuesday. “I feel great this has been an incredibly long road… I’m just grateful and honored, and humbled to be in this position,” said Chief Marcus Jones said. Jones, who has been on the force for more than 30 years, says his […]

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October 31, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Detectives Investigating Theft at Rockville 7-Eleven

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department are investigating a theft from a 7-Eleven in Rockville that took place earlier this month. According to a press release, more than $2,500 was taken from the convenience store located on the 1700 block of Rockville Pike on October 3 shortly after 10:00 a.m. After reviewing video surveillance, […]

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July 22, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich anunció orden ejecutiva para proteger a los inmigrantes en el condado

La Orden Ejecutiva “Promoting Community Trust”, que promueve la confianza en la comunidad, busca reafirmar la política actual del Condado de Montgomery, y mejorar la seguridad de la comunidad al garantizar que las comunidades inmigrantes y vulnerables puedan participar en los departamentos del Condado, incluidos los departamentos de seguridad pública, con la confianza de que […]

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July 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Elrich Announces Community Trust Executive Order to Protect Immigrants

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich briefed the media and signed the Promoting Community Trust Executive Order Monday. Elrich was joined by County Council President Nancy Navarro; other members of the County Council; and other community leaders. The Promoting Community Trust Executive Order reaffirms current County policy and improve community security by ensuring that immigrant and […]

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