If passed, legal, permanent residents who served honorably in the U.S. military could apply. Currently, officer candidates must be U.S. citizens in Maryland.
Manger will leave to department to head the Washington office of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, which represents police chiefs in the nation’s capital.
At a public meeting Tuesday night at the Silver Spring Civic Center, concerned members of the public questioned Police Chief Tom Manger and Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy about the officer who shot and killed a man on June 11.
Overall crime numbers in Montgomery County, Maryland, are down by about 48 percent so far this year, but there are some troubling trends emerging when it comes to certain violent crimes and gang activity, officials say.
Following an officer-involved shooting earlier this month that took the life of an African-American man who was walking near his home in Silver Spring, activists and community members sat down and voiced their concerns to Montgomery Country police leaders.
The convicted child sex abuser found dead in his jail cell hours after being named a person of interest in the 2000 disappearance and murder of his victim’s mother died of suicide.
Montgomery County police announced Thursday the person of interest in the disappearance of a Washington Post copy editor who vanished 18 years ago is a former teacher who’s now serving a nearly 170-year prison sentence for sexually abusing the woman’s daughter. Alison Thresher’s body has never been recovered.
About 200 officers have been trained to administer a lifesaving overdose drug. Montgomery County has seen a 145 percent increase in opioid overdoses in the last four years.
Officers in Fairfax County, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland, are responding to more overdoses, and their chiefs said recently that they’re treating the growing trend as a social issue, rather than an issue of criminal justice.
The D.C. region is seeing an uptick in gang violence, and in response, Montgomery County police have increased resources to combat the disturbing trend.
Montgomery County’s police chief says social media helped investigators build a timeline of the night a Bethesda teen went missing and then helped lead officers to the woods where they found his body.
Montgomery County officials kicked off a public education campaign detailing how and where women and men can find help to escape domestic violence. And buses are helping to carry the message.
Montgomery County’s police chief said shooting is another reminder for police departments and the communities they protect that training officers for possible terrorist acts is important.
The Montgomery County police say response times to 911 calls have increased, and they attribute that to the continuing overhaul of the emergency response system which began in 2013.
The number of homicides in Montgomery County dropped by half last year after a dramatic jump in 2015, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom told county leaders. What’s behind the drop? “It’s anybody’s guess,” Manger said.
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