MCP to Participate in National Night Out 2013

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The 2013 National Night Out annual observance will take place on Tuesday, August 6.  National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), is designed to generate neighborhood support of and participation in crime prevention efforts and to enhance police and community relations.  Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, many communities celebrate with a variety of events to help neighbors get to know one another and to build community spirit.  This year is the 30th Anniversary of National Night Out observances that demonstrate a community’s commitment to keep their neighborhood free from crime.

Please visit the National Night Out page for a list of community events.

JMS

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

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Representatives of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on Sunday, August 18, 2013 to begin a voluntary, comprehensive reexamination of the Montgomery County Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief J. Thomas Manger announced today.

CALEA assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors are Major Paul Baggett from the Polk County, Florida Sheriff’s Office and Deputy Chief Timothy Albin from the Tulsa County, Oklahoma Sheriff’s Office.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session scheduled for:

Monday, August 19, 2013
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Individuals who would like to provide comments to the assessment team but  cannot attend the public meeting may call 240-773-5999 on Monday, August 19, 2013 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This phone line will be in the assessors’ work area and will permit direct contact with CALEA representatives.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the department’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available for review by contacting Mr. David Baker, Accreditation Manager at 240-773-5056.

Anyone wishing to submit written opinions regarding the Montgomery County Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.

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Police Search for Missing Kensington Man

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Leonard “Rob” Stone

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man missing from the Kensington area.

Leonard “Rob” Stone, age 65, of the 4500 block of Everett Street in Kensington was last seen this morning at approximately 9:30 a.m. at his residence.  He is described as a white male, 5’8″ tall, and weighing approximately 155 pounds.  He has gray hair, a gray beard, blue eyes, and he wears rimmed glasses.  Stone was last seen wearing a long-sleeved, navy blue, crew-neck shirt, a white undershirt, and baggy, khaki pants.

Police and family are concerned for Stone’s welfare as he suffers from dementia and other medical issues, and he does not have prescribed medications with him.  Stone walks extremely slowly and with a limp, and he may have a cane with him.  He does not normally use public transportation but may be able to do so.  He is believed to have his identification and a small amount of cash with him.

Anyone with information regarding Stone’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000.

NOTE:  Stone’s age was corrected to 65 (8:41 p.m.).

JMS