MCP Recognizes Interns and Volunteers at Annual Banquet

Yesterday at the 2017 Intern and Volunteer Banquet, the Montgomery County Police Department recognized all of the interns and volunteers that selflessly give their time to the Department.  In 2016, interns and volunteers contributed approximately 30,882 hours to the Department.  Currently there are 72 active interns and 72 active volunteers.

The following interns, volunteers, and supervisor received special awards at the banquet:

Chief’s Certificate of Appreciation

  • Meg Baker

Volunteer of the Year

  • Clare Jacocks

Outstanding Volunteer Award

  • Michael Coxen
  • Dr. Abby Morris
  • Bruce Redding
  • Bill Richbourg

Intern of the Year

  • Kevin Siroka

Outstanding Intern Award

  • Michael Chatlin
  • Kathyrn McClaflin

Gloria A. Carter Memorial Award

  • David Fisher

Robert B. Davis Memorial Award

  • Dr. Joel Buzy

Noah A. Leotta Distinguished Service Award

  • Haley Johnson

Supervisor of the Year

  • Ryan Mattsson

5 Years of Service Awards

  • Barkhad Hamud
  • Brianna Morey
  • Pamela Thompson
  • Paul Weiss

10 Years of Service Award

  • Annette Luyegu

20 Years of Service Award

  • Steven Ornstein

25 Years of Service Award

  • Roseann Schneider

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Thank you to all of our interns and volunteers for providing such a valuable service.

Montgomery County Police Department interns

Montgomery County Police Department volunteers





MCP Fifth District Commander David Gillespie Named Chief of Melbourne, Florida Police Department

Fifth District Commander David Gillespie will be retiring from the Montgomery County Police Department after a 28-year career. He will begin his new position as the Chief of the Melbourne, Florida Police Department later this spring.

A native of Montgomery County and a second-generation Montgomery County Police (MCP) officer, Commander Gillespie began his law enforcement career on August 7, 1989.  His father, Bernard Gillespie, served with MCP from 1961 to 1984 and retired as a sergeant.

During his career, Commander David Gillespie served in many capacities to include the Director of the Special Investigations Division, the Public Safety Training Academy, and the Major Crimes Division.  He has served as Commander of the Fifth District from 2013 to the present and will retire as the longest serving Fifth District Commander since that station opened in 1980.

Gillespie is the father to three supportive children and attributes much of his success to his family and extended family.

Captain Mark Plazinski, a 23-year veteran of the Department, will be the new Fifth District Commander starting May 1.


Concern for Missing Fairland Area Teenager

Maurice Edward Kirkland Jr.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department –  Special Victims Investigations Division are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager from the Fairland area.

Maurice Edward Kirkland Jr., age 15, was last seen by family members when he left his Fairland Road home on foot at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 23.  Maurice is described as an African American male, 5’10” tall, and weighing 175 pounds.  He has short black hair and brown eyes.  Maurice was last seen wearing a black “Marvel” t-shirt with red letters, dark blue jeans, and red Nike shoes.  Maurice is known to frequent the area of the Orchard Center shopping mall located at 12000 Cherry Hill Road in the Calverton area.

Police and family are concerned for Maurice’s welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Maurice Edward Kirkland Jr. is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.


Concern for Missing Bethesda Man

Update: April 24 – Sean Preilipper has been located safe and unharmed.  The police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 37-year-old Bethesda man.

Sean Preilipper, 37, walked away from his Tanglewood Drive residence in Bethesda at approximately 7:00 p.m., on Friday, April 21 (yesterday).  He is described as a white male, 6′ tall, and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.  When he left the home he shares with family members, he was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, dark jeans, and dark colored shoes.

Police and family are concerned for Sean Preilipper’s emotional and physical welfare.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Sean Preilipper is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301.279.8000.


Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Suspect Who Assaulted a U.S. Postal Service Letter Carrier; Composite Released

Computer-created composite of suspect who assaulted a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Investigative Section and Postal Inspectors continue to investigate the March 15 assault of a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier that occurred while she was delivering mail in the Damascus area.  Today, investigators are releasing a computer-created composite of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

On March 15 at approximately 12:10 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the 9400 block of Holsey Road for the report of an assault that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that the adult female victim, who is a letter carrier and was operating a U.S. Postal Service mail truck, was delivering mail in the 9400 block of Holsey Road when the male suspect approached her while she was in the truck.  The suspect asked the victim if she had a package for an address on Holsey Road.  After the victim told the suspect that she did not have a package for that address, the suspect again told the victim to give him the package and reached into the mail truck.  The victim attempted to roll up the truck’s windows and was assaulted by the suspect when he used an unknown object to cut the sleeve of the jacket that she was wearing.  The victim, who was not injured in the assault, drove the mail truck away from the suspect and contacted the police.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late teens or early twenties.  He has dark hair, wears glasses, and has a medium build.  He was last seen wearing a knit cap.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about this assault is asked to call the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this crime.  Anyone who has any information regarding this individual or this crime is urged to contact Postal Inspectors at 877-876-2455.  Information may be provided online at, or via text: “USPIS” plus your tip to: TIP411 (847411).