Statement by Acting Chief Marcus Jones of the Montgomery County Department of Police Regarding Commitment to the Community

The Montgomery County Department of Police strives to fulfill its mission of enforcing the law, protecting the residents of the County, and committing to care for the victims of criminal acts.

In order to fulfill our mission, it is paramount to cultivate and grow a culture of trust with our communities including those in our community who are most vulnerable.  The Montgomery County Department of Police enforces the law without consideration of race, color, creed, religious beliefs, sexual identification, or immigration status.  Providing police services in an equitable manner fosters and cultivates trust in the community that allows victims of crimes to come forward to have their voices heard without the additional fear of victimization.

The Department of Police do not ask for any verification of immigration status, nor have they for quite some time.  Doing so would erode the trust we have built with the diverse communities within Montgomery County and silence the voices of victims who are in dire need of police services.

Our efforts to build trust within our communities have contributed to lower rates of violent crime within Montgomery County and allowed the police to reach those that otherwise would be fearful to come forward with information regarding crimes or possibly were victims themselves of a crime.

Our commitment has always been, and will remain, to care and provide services to the people of Montgomery County regardless of any immigration status or designation.

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Free Emergency Preparedness Class Offered on October 19, 2019

Free Emergency Preparedness Class Offered on October 19, 2019

What: The Montgomery County Department of Police, in partnership with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, are hosting a free emergency preparedness training class.  During this class, personnel will present information on Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training, CPR, the use of tourniquets, and family emergency planning.    Due to the nature of this training, this class is recommended for persons 18 and older.

When: Saturday, October 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where:  This training class will take place at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy located at 8751 Snouffer School Road in Gaithersburg.

Reservations are required for this training.  Spots tend to fill up quickly.  Please sign up for the class using the following link:

REGISTRATION FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CLASS

MCP Hosts Hurricane Relief Drive for Bahamas

The Montgomery County Department of Police (MCP) in coordination with The Embassy of the Bahamas is collecting items to send to the Bahamas to assist in the hurricane recovery efforts.

Major Crimes detectives previously traveled to the Bahamas to provide training to the Royal Bahamas Police Force and have continued to stay in contact with the officers they met.  These MCP investigators have organized this relief drive after speaking with these Royal Bahamas Police Force officers and determining current needs.

If residents are interested in donating any of the below listed items (no other items, please) to the relief effort, they can drop off the items at any of the six district police stations (open 24/7) through Thursday, October 10.  Residents can place donated items in boxes that are located in the lobbies of the stations.

 

Needed Items (new and unopened) 

  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Tarps
  • Bleach
  • Cleaning products
  • Underwear
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tissues
  • Tennis shoes
  • Canned tuna
  • Diapers (to include training pants like Pull-Ups) and wipes
  • Baby Formula
  • PediaSure drinks
  • Glucerna Shakes
  • Insect Repellent
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Soups
  • Canned Jams
  • Dry Cereal
  • Assorted Cookies

Six District Stations

Headquarters/First District Station (Rockville)

Address: 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, 20878
Phone number: (240) 773-6070

Second District Station (Bethesda)

Address: 4823 Rugby Avenue, Bethesda, 20814
Phone number: (240) 773-6700

Third District Station (Silver Spring)

Address: 1002 Milestone Drive, Silver Spring, 20904
Phone number: (240) 773-6800

Fourth District Station (Wheaton)

Address: 2300 Randolph Road, Wheaton, 20902
Phone number: (240) 773-5500

Fifth District Station (Germantown)

Address: 20000 Aircraft Drive, Germantown, 20874
Phone number: (240) 773-6200

Sixth District Station (Gaithersburg)

Address: 45 West Watkins Mill Road, Gaithersburg, 20878
Phone number: (240) 773-5700

Royal Bahamas Police Force officers and MCP officers during training. { Front row, third chair: Lieutenant Sheila Sugrue / Front row, fourth chair: Detective Deana Mackie / Front row, fifth chair: Detective Randy Kucsan}

Detectives Investigate Serious Collision in Fairland Area of Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a serious, single-vehicle collision that occurred in the Fairland area of Silver Spring.

On Wednesday, September 18, at approximately 6:47 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the report of a collision that had just occurred in the area of 3525 Sheffield Manor Terrace.

Preliminary investigation by CRU detectives revealed that a 1998 Toyota Corolla was traveling west on Sheffield Manor Drive when for reasons still under investigation, the Corolla lost control and collided with an unoccupied 2012 Freightliner truck parked on the westbound side of the street.

The driver (and single occupant of the vehicle), 22-year-old Jaime Rodrigo Herrera of Renfrew Road in Silver Spring, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Note: The name of the driver has been corrected (9/19/19, 10:30 am)

Concern for Missing Fairland Area Man (LOCATED)

Mohammed Dumbuya

Update: 09/19/19 – Mohammed Dumbuya has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Fairland area man.

Mohammed Dumbuya, age 33, was last seen by family at approximately 12:30 yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, September 17th) when he left his Harlequin Terrace home on foot.

Dumbuya is described as an African American male who is 5’ 11” tall and weighs 170 pounds.  He has short black hair, brown eyes, and tattoos on his right arm.  Dumbuya was last seen wearing black shorts and a white T-shirt.

Police and family are concerned for Mohammed Dumbuya’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding Mohammed Dumbuya’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

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