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Police Shooting The Montgomery County Police Department continues to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Gaithersburg on June 23. At approximately 10:08 p.m. on June 23, the Emergency Communications Center received a call from the Howard County Police Department…

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Solicitation On May 8 at 11:43 a.m., Montgomery County Police responded to a complaint that two women with a baby were soliciting money in the parking lot of the Kentlands Giant. The women were not found, and no report was…

Spring Driving Safety

As more people venture out to enjoy the spring season, state authorities and the Gaithersburg Police Department want to make sure motorists and bicyclists know and obey the rules of the road. “The safety of everyone on the roads is…

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Attempted Kidnapping The Gaithersburg Police Department is seeking the public’s help as it investigates an attempted kidnapping that occurred in the 500 block of Midsummer Drive. On April 22, at approximately 6:54 p.m., the victim, a 14-year-old male, stated that…

MWCOG Votes to Reconsider Gun Violence Position

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments recently approved a motion to reconsider its position on gun violence by a vote of 24-4-1. A substitute motion to ask for committee input and address how to handle potential legislative positions was approved…

A Talk with Chief Sroka on Department’s 50th

The Gaithersburg Police Department celebrated its 50th anniversary April 1. A lot has changed in the past five decades when it comes to law enforcement training, techniques and budgets. In Fiscal Year 1964, David Marstiller, Gathersburg’s first chief of police,…

Accreditation Team to Assess Gaithersburg PD Quality

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) will arrive in Gaithersburg on April 14 to examine all aspects of the Gaithersburg Police Department’s policies and operations. The assessors will judge the department…