school resource officers

August 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando ‘Thankful’ Police Officers Out of Schools, Ready for Next Steps

Montgomery County Public Schools opened without School Resource Officers (SROs) for the first time in 19 years. MyMCM spoke to Councilmember Will Jawando about what this means for students and families and what’s next. At last week’s Board of Education meeting, it was announced that instead of SROs, community engagement officers will be assigned to […]

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May 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich Talks to Radio Host Kojo Nnamdi About COVID-19, Police and Gov. Hogan

For about 30 minutes on Friday’s The Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi on WAMU, County Executive Marc Elrich detailed his feelings on a wide range of topics, including COVID-19 restrictions, school resource officers, the current gas situation, changes to the state’s plans to widen the Beltway and Gov. Larry Hogan. Elrich said he expects the […]

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April 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes Anuncian Iniciativa Conjunta para Abordar la Seguridad y el Bienestar de los Estudiantes

El ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, se unió a los líderes locales el viernes para anunciar la iniciativa interinstitucional “Reimaginar la seguridad escolar y el bienestar de los estudiantes”, que tiene como objetivo moldear la seguridad pública en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), y brindar apoyo social y mental a […]

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April 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Announce Joint Initiative to Address Student Safety and Wellbeing 

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich joined local leaders Friday to announce the interagency “Reimagining School Safety and Students’ Well-Being Initiative,” which aims to reshape public safety in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and provides social and mental support to students. A steering committee will lead discussion and implementation of recommendations for reimagining safety and mental […]

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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 21, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Jawando, Riemer’s New Bill Would Remove Police Officers From Schools

Two Montgomery County councilmembers said they planned to introduce a bill in the next six weeks that would dismantle the school resource officer program. Under this program, police departments in the county place officers in the schools and allow them to respond to school-based incidents. Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer attended a MoCo Defund […]

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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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November 6, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review featured on Montgomery Community Media

Watch Montgomery Week in Review (VIDEO)

Fred Evans hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Jane de Winter, Kip Ingram, Stuart Rosenthal and Gilberto Zelaya. Topics discussed this week include the role of School Resource Officers in our schools, a Montgomery Hospice program for High School aged youth, the November issue of the Beacon newspaper and […]

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October 5, 2015 | Aline Barros

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal News Conference (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters Monday morning for a news briefing, which he discussed his proposed bill to ban pesticides, County’s Board of Elections decision to eliminate two popular early voting centers, police body camera program on school ground, and more. You can watch the news conference here:  

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