Department Statement Regarding Increased Security at Mosques

The Montgomery County Department of Police have received numerous inquiries regarding a press release by a Montgomery County council member concerning a request for increased security at local mosques during Ramadan.

In keeping with the department’s long established commitment to protect and enhance public safety, we continue to work closely with our faith partners across many denominations to help provide for secure, safe and vibrant communities for worship.

The Montgomery County Department of Police does not disclose security plans publicly, as such discussions may diminish – not enhance –  the safety of our residents.

For years, we have been working with numerous members of the faith community to establish and maintain open, honest and strong lines of communication and to work in partnership to help maintain safety at places of worship, especially during holy days.  We will continue to utilize established law enforcement techniques to assist in this endeavor and work in concert with these communities to enhance our relationships even further.

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