School Resource Officer

May 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Discusses Best Ways to Replace Police Officers in Schools

Members of the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education (BOE) spent Tuesday afternoon discussing how best to keep students safe without having a daily police presence in the schools. This after County Executive Marc Elrich removed funding for the School Resource Officers program. “The decision has been taken out of our hands,” said BOE […]

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April 12, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Jawando y Rice: Grupo de Trabajo para Tratar el Tema de la Presencia Policial en las Escuelas

Los concejales del condado de Montgomery Will Jawando y Craig Rice anunciaron que convocarán un grupo de trabajo para desarrollar profesionales de salud mental y otros servicios de apoyo en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), con la intención de que los oficiales de policía no estén en las escuelas todos los días. […]

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April 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando, Rice Announce Task Force to Find Student Support Alternatives for Police Presence in Schools

Montgomery County Councilmembers Will Jawando and Craig Rice announced they will convene a task force to grow mental health professionals and other support services in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), with the intention that police officers will not be in schools everyday. “We know that our current systems are not working, particularly for our Black […]

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November 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando, Riemer to Discuss Legislation on Tuesday to Remove School Resource Officers

Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer will speak to members of the media at noon Tuesday about their legislation proposing the removal of school resource officers from Montgomery County Public Schools. The media briefing will be live-streamed on the Montgomery County Council’s Facebook page. It will feature comments from former MCPS students; Avery Smedley, an […]

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October 7, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

MCPS High School Principals Support Keeping School Resource Officers

Montgomery County high school principals are unanimously in support of keeping the School Resource Officer (SRO) program in place, according to a Board of Education meeting on Monday. In June 2020, MCPS formed a community workgroup to review the School Resource Officer program. The program currently places county police officers in all 26 Montgomery County […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First Responders Honored for Response to Armed Clarksburg Student, Silver Spring Fire

Montgomery County first responders were honored for acts of bravery at the 45th Annual Public Safety Award Luncheon. MCM’s Deirdre Byrne spoke with Montgomery County Police Officer Troy Melott and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services Capt. Chase Fabrizio about being honored: Melott was honored for peacefully responding to an armed Clarksburg High School student; […]

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December 6, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Springbrook High Student Arrested For Bringing Unloaded Handgun to School, Police Say

A 17-year-old from Silver Spring was arrested and charged for possessing of an unloaded handgun on school property, according to police. Police say the incident occurred on Tuesday at around 10 a.m. at Springbrook High School. That morning, administrative staff and security personnel received a tip about the incident. Therefore, they notified the School Resource Officer […]

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October 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Release Surveillance Photo of Quince Orchard High School Football Field Vandalism (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police have released a surveillance photo of a suspected vehicle that officers believe is connected to the vandalism of the Quince Orchard High School football field that happened on Oct. 13th. According to police, school administrative staff reported that part of the football field had been vandalized to a Montgomery County Police School Resource […]

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May 3, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Vandals Responsible for Defacing Damascus High School Property Caught

Seven vandals who spray painted profane graffiti on Damascus High School (DHS) property, including a brick wall and bleachers, have been caught, according to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials. MCPS Spokesperson Derek Turner says the school is addressing the incident internally with police support and that names and ages of those involved will not be […]

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February 27, 2016 | Marian Merewitz

A Dialogue with Montgomery County Police: Traffic Division and School Resource Officers (VIDEO)

On this episode of Dialagondo, host Blanca Kling speaks with Captain Thomas Didone, Director of Traffic Division, he talks about our traffic enforcement, the consequences of driving while intoxicated, underage drinking and why parents should be aware when their kids serve alcohol in their homes when they are minors. On the second half of the show, […]

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