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May 12, 2021 | Molly Castle Work

Students Feel Unsafe and Anxious With Police in Schools

When Kyson Taylor, a junior at Rockville’s Richard Montgomery High School, winds the same path to his psychology class every day, he can feel the eyes following his movements. Despite having few direct interactions with his school resource officer — the police officer assigned to monitor Richard Montgomery — the man watched him intensely every […]

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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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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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March 9, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

photo of school resource officer shaking hands with student

Debaten sobre el Programa de Oficiales de Policía en la Escuela

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery llevó a cabo una audiencia pública la semana pasada sobre la legislación relacionada con el Programa de Oficiales de Recursos Escolares (SRO). El proyecto de ley 7-21 autorizaría al jefe de policía a asignar un oficial de la ley para que trabaje como oficial de recursos escolares, si lo […]

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February 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPD Chief: Police Believe Residents View Officers as ‘Unnecessary Evil’

Police morale is low, according to Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones. “They just don’t feel as if the community is giving them their worth.” Jones explained during Wednesday’s County Council’s Public Safety Committee meeting that “over the past year plus, this department has been under constant scrutiny.” Because the council and community members are […]

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February 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Wilkins, Acevero Introduce Bills Proposing Elimination of School Resource Officers

Two State Delegates, representing Montgomery County residents, are introducing legislation in the Maryland House of Delegates aimed at reimagining police in public schools across Maryland. The two bills propose eliminating law enforcement officers in schools and redirecting the funds to mental health services. Del. Jheanelle Wilkins (District 20) is introducing the Counselors Not Cops Act […]

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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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