Author: Gina Gallucci-White

City Police Now Answer Calls With Backup

The number of line of duty law enforcement deaths due to firearms has jumped 68 percent from last year, according to the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. From Jan. 1, 2015 to July 23, 2015, there were 19 officer fatalities…

Explorer Post Heads to Arizona for National Competition

Law Enforcement Explorers from across the country will get to see how Montgomery County does policing. The Montgomery County Police Explorer Post 1986 will be traveling to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff to participate in the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference the week…

GPD K-9 Max to Retire

No matter if it is drugs stashed away in a car’s glove compartment or tracking a suspect hiding in an overgrown wooded area, Max, a Belgian Malinois, will sniff out secret locations. For the past eight-and-a-half years (50-plus in dog…

Learn to Swim at the British Swim School

Pools and summer go together like sleds and winter but people need to make sure water safety is paramount during their aquatic experience. The British Swim School has more than 1,200 students in their programs throughout multiple locations in Montgomery…

Future Public Safety Building Now Owned by City

The City of Gaithersburg now owns the building at 16 S. Summit Ave. that will become the home of the Gaithersburg Police Department (GPD), a community meeting room, and possibly house the Mayor and City Council chambers. Initially, the city…

GPD Sergeant Makes Unique Pens Off Duty

Gaithersburg Police Department’s Sgt. Kathy Fairfield sees the workshop in her home as a place where the art of relaxation and creative imagination collide. In this space, she creates wooden bowls, boxes and wine stoppers, but her favorite pastime is…

Book Festival Coming May 21

When coming to Gaithersburg to explore the area for a potential move from Philadelphia, children’s book author Alexis Frederick-Frost got lost downtown. “We drove directly into the traffic for the Gaithersburg Book Festival,” he said. “We parked in a parking…

Nearly 600 Residents Affected by New Food Stamp Mandate

Nearly 600 Montgomery County residents lost their food stamp benefits after changes to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to the state’s Department of Human Resources (DHR). Beginning Jan. 1, the Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) policy was enacted…

Fundraisers Set to Raise Money for New K-9

Whether it’s chasing down a fleeing suspect, sniffing out illegal drugs in a stopped vehicle or obeying the every command of their handler, K-9 dogs work hard every shift. Max, a Belgian Malinois, has been with the Gaithersburg Police Department…