Category: Police Beat

Beef Up Your Cybersecurity

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is reaching out to local citizens to encourage them to be more vigilant when it comes to their online information. According to data released in 2015 by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, about…

Officers of the Year Named

Robert Scire likes to stay busy. “My mode of operation,” said the Gaithersburg Police Department detective, “is to always give it 110 percent.” That’s the approach that led Scire to make 46 arrests in 2016, and that in turn is…

Gaithersburg PD Wants to Work More in the Community

Community-oriented policing can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. In the wake of well-documented tensions between police and citizens around the country, community policing is again gaining traction as an important concept. Although exact definitions…

GPD Offers Security Camera Registration

When it comes to solving crimes, privately owned security camera footage can be a key piece of evidence for investigators. Sometimes the footage will reveal the perpetrator or the vehicle they were driving at the time of the alleged crime.…

Kids Shop With a Cop

Sometimes it is hard to pick out the perfect gift for someone, so officers with the Gaithersburg and Montgomery County police departments will be helping out 12 local youth as a part of their annual Shop with a Cop event…

MCP Sees Increase in Hate Crimes

Julie Goodwin Weber was walking her dog around 8 a.m. Nov. 28 in the Kentlands lakes area in the 100 block of Treehaven Street when she noticed a red swastika spray painted on the lid of a trash can. She…

Detectives Ask for Public’s Help in Hate-Based Vandalism Investigation

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1stDistrict Investigative Section continue to investigate a hate-based vandalism to the Quince Orchard High School football field located at 15800 Quince Orchard Road in North Potomac.  On Oct. 27, investigators released a…

No Clown Incidents in Gaithersburg

As we inch closer to Halloween, more and more reports about creepy clown incidents have been popping up across social media and the news. Reading Community City Schools in Ohio closed on Sept. 30 after a woman was assaulted by…