Police Beat

Police Union Concerned Over NIST Staffing

The lawyer who represents the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Police Labor Committee is concerned the federal facility is replacing sworn personnel with contract security guards. Attorney Brian Bregman of the Laurel-based Bascietto & Bregman LLC said the…

Getting to and From School Safely

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Local law enforcement are adding special school bus enforcement patrols to safeguard student safety this month.

Police are focusing on ensuring the safety of students as they travel to and from school each day. Maryland State Police are stressing bus safety for motorists, and Montgomery County Police released great tips for walking safely to school. State…

Police Blotter

Residential Burglary On Sept. 3 at 5:58 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of Firehouse Lane. Known suspect entered the residence but removed no property. On Sept. 2 at 10:20 p.m., a residential burglary was reported…

Gang Activity a Concern in Montgomery County

While the number of homicides in Montgomery County was cut in half from 2015 to 2016 according to the Montgomery County Police Department’s annual crime report, gang activity still is a concern to many in Montgomery County. Tom Manger, the…

Carrying a Torch for Special Olympics

Photo | Gaithersburg Police Department

On May 31, the Gaithersburg Police Department and allied partners that included Maryland-National Capital Park Police participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run at Lake Needwood.

The law enforcement community is known as a close-knit family. But it’s also an extended family. For decades now, police departments around the nation have supported the Special Olympics and its athletes. The Montgomery County Police Department and a host…