public safety

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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July 22, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Chamber Awards Forty-Nine First Responders

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored forty-nine Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at its 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast “It’s so important for the community to take a moment and thank our first responders for all that they do to keep us safe,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / […]

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June 24, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Hogan, County Council Call on Elrich to Improve Public Safety Radio

In a letter sent on Friday to County Executive Marc Elrich, all nine Montgomery County councilmembers advocated for the public safety radio system to be replaced by the fall of 2020. The council cited a point during Mother’s Day weekend, claiming that 75 percent of the radio system channels temporarily went down then, preventing quick […]

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April 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officer Honored for Chasing Down Germantown Gunman

Officer Laura Zito earned a Silver Medal of Valor for chasing down a gunman in Germantown. The incident occurred on April 28, 2018, according to Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Police had received a call about a street fight in Germantown which involved sounds of gunfire. When Zito was on the way to the scene, […]

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September 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday Sept. 24

Several Montgomery County Council committees meet Monday, Sept. 24. On the agenda, carbon monoxide alarms, suicides in the county’s two jails, pedestrian safety, landlord-tenant relations, and county health disparities. Below is the committee schedule: The Public Safety committee meets at 9:30 a.m. to review Bill 23-18 which would require homeowners to install and maintain a carbon monoxide alarm, […]

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July 23, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Three Awarded Medal of Valor; First-Ever Community Service Award Presented

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored twenty-eight Upcounty Police Officers and Emergency Medical Service Technicians at their 23rd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 13, 2018. The event was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s Fire Department, Police […]

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