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November 30, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Internet Crimes Against Children Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

Montgomery County police has seen a rise in internet crimes against children during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to authorities. The Special Victims Investigations Division – Child Exploitation Unit notes the rise of crimes that include the sending and receiving of child pornography, sexual exploitation of children, and children being blackmailed for money after sending nude […]

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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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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Will Hold First Meeting Monday

The Montgomery County Reimagining Public Safety Task Force will have its first meeting Monday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. according to a statement from the county.  In late June, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced that he was creating the task force. He said he would hire an outside consultant to conduct a full review […]

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March 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Trump Says U.S. Has 15 Days to Best Lower Coronavirus Infection Rate

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and members of the Coronavirus Task Force held a briefing at the White House Monday to announce new CDC guidelines to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The president said there are steps Americans can take in the next 15 days to best lower the infection rate […]

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December 3, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Advocates Call For Limiting Vape Products to Teenagers

COLLEGE PARK — To cut back on the marked increase of e-cigarette use by teenagers, advocates called for limiting the access of electronic smoking devices at the first meeting of a task force to determine the state’s next regulatory steps. The advocates called on increased taxes to put the cost out of reach for teens […]

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October 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Human Trafficking discussed on Studio501(c)3, hosted by Pamila Wilkins

Human Trafficking Task Force Meets in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

At the Universities at Shady Grove, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett recently welcomed regional task force members who are working together to identify ways to prevent and prosecute human trafficking. Attendees at this conference included representatives from Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, Prince George’s County and Washington, D.C. For more information about […]

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August 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces $3 Million to Fight State’s Heroin Epidemic

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced that his administration is providing $3 million in state grants to help eradicate the heroin epidemic in Maryland, including $35,000 for a heroin coordinator at the Montgomery County Police Department. According to a news release, a total of $931,371 will go toward funding a heroin coordinator in law enforcement […]

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December 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

State’s Attorney John McCarthy on Death of Officer Noah Leotta

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy has released a statement about the death of Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta: “Today is a sad day for the Montgomery County Police Department, the Office of State’s Attorney and the people of Maryland. I have extended my condolences personally to Officer Leotta’s family for the loss of […]

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June 5, 2014 | Staff Writer

Human Trafficking discussed on Studio501(c)3, hosted by Pamila Wilkins

Leggett Launches Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced the appointment of a Montgomery County Human Trafficking Task Force on June 5. This new task force will explore possible new County legislation to combat human trafficking, raise awareness of the forms human trafficking takes in the County, and review ways to improve services provided by the County to […]

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February 23, 2014 | Staff Writer

Cybercivility Task Force

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is seeking applicants for its newly created Cybercivility Task Force. The Cybercivility Task Force will develop strategies to raise awareness of the need for cybercivility in how MCPS students and adults communicate online. It will also guide the creation of tools for schools, parents and community members that encourage conversations […]

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