Police Beat

Taser Use by MCPD Officers Low

A recently released independent review found Taser use by Montgomery County police officers to be low and not their go-to weapon of force. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett asked for the study in March after a published report by the…

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…

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…