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GPD Sergeant Makes Unique Pens Off Duty

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Sgt. Kathy Fairfield created this map of Gaithersburg pen using a technique called pen casting.

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…

GPD Officer Speaks at Kentlands Board Meeting

The Kentlands Citizen Assembly Board of Trustees recently asked Gaithersburg Police Department Community Liaison Officer Dan Lane to speak at their monthly meeting in late March. “In retrospect, it’s probably something we should be doing more frequently,” said Chris Campbell,…

Police Saw a Crime Increase Last Year

The Gaithersburg Police Department saw a nearly 10 percent increase in crime last year, according to the agency’s annual report. Released on March 1, the report contains data gathered for the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Part I offenses. Collected from…