2018 National Night Out Events

The 2018 National Night Out annual observance will take place on Tuesday, August 7. This marks the 35th anniversary of National Night Out events. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), is designed to generate neighborhood support 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, build community spirit, and demonstrate a community’s commitment to keep their neighborhood free from crime.

The following communities have provided their respective itinerary of events to the Montgomery County Police Department as of July 27, 2018:

First District:

Open to the Public:

  1. Montgomery County Recreation Department Administrative Offices at 4010 Randolph Rd.; 7 to 9 p.m.

Community Events:

  1. David Scull Community Center/Park at 1201 First St.; 5 to 8 p.m.
  2. West End community, 500 block of Anderson Ave.; 6 to 10 p.m.
  3. Americana Centre Condominiums, 118 Monroe St.; 6 p.m. (no specified end time)
  4. Quince Orchard Knolls community, Quince Orchard Knolls Park, 11900 Quince Mill Dr., North Potomac; 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Second District:

Open to the Public:

  1. Kensington Park Senior Living, 3620 Littledale Rd., Kensington; 6 to 8:30 p.m.
  2. Kensington Fire Station 5, 10620 Connecticut Ave..; 6 to 8 p.m.

Community Events:

  1. Lyttonsville/Rosemary Hills/Rock Creek communities, held at Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Center at 2450 Lyttonsville Rd.: approx. 6 to 8 p.m.

Third District:

Open to the Public:

  1. East County Regional Services Center at 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd.; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Community Events:

  1. Forest Estates at General Getty Park, 10000 Woodland Dr.; 6 to 8 p.m.
  2. South Four Corners at South Four Corners Park (near the playground), 900 Forest Glen Rd.; 7 to 8 p.m.
  3. McKenney Hills / Carroll Knolls communities at Flora M. Singer Elementary School, 2600 Hayden Dr.; 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  4. Hillandale community 1 at West Hillandale Swim Club at 915 Schindler Dr.; 5 to 7 p.m.
  5. Hillandale community 2 at 10116 Green Forest Dr.., 5 to 7 p.m.
  6. Fairland Estates community at 13613 Colefair Rd.; 4 to 6 p.m.
  7. Spring Gardens community at community room 8007 Eastern Ave.; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  8. Eton Road community, 9132 Eton Rd.; 6 to 8 p.m.
  9. Timberwood community, 9048 Saffron Ln.; 6 to 8 p.m.
  10. Oakview community at Roscoe Nix Elementary School, 1100 Corliss St.; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  11. Clifton Park community at Montgomery Knolls Elementary School at 807 Daleview Dr.; 6 to 8 p.m.
  12. Oak Hill community, 11497 Columbia Pike; 4 to 6 p.m.

Fourth District:

Open to the Public:

  1. Olney Community at the Fair Hill Plaza shopping center, 18169 Town Center Dr. in the area of the Harris Teeter parking lot; 5 to 8 p.m.
  2. Bel Pre community at the Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd.; 5 to 8 p.m.

Community Events:

  1. Northwood-Four Corners community, 11105 Foxglove Lane; 7 to 9 p.m. (in coordination with the 3rd District)
  2. Popular Run community, 13500 Stargazer Ln.; 6 to 9 p.m.
  3. Manor Lake Civic Association Ice Cream Social, 15101 Bauer Dr.;7 to 9 p.m.

Fifth District:

Open to the Public:

  1. Clarksburg Outlets, 22705 Clarksburg Rd. at the central gathering spot in the Lower Court; 5 to 8 p.m.
  2. Milestone Target, 20908 Frederick Rd.; 6 to 9 p.m.
  3. Plum Gar Community Recreation Center and Park, 19561 Scenery Dr.; 5 to 8 p.m.

Community Events: 

  1. Hamptons community near community pool. 19757 Crystal Rock Dr.; 5 to 8 p.m.

Sixth District:

Open to the Public:

  1. Upper County Community Recreation Center at 8201 Emory Grove Rd.; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Community Events: 

  1. Saybrooke community at the community pool, 702 Saybrooke Oaks Blvd.; 6 to 9 p.m.
  2. Flower Hill community at 8100 Mountain Laurel Ln.; 6 to 9 p.m.
  3. Montgomery Village community, Dr. Gordon W. Bowie Music Pavilion, 10120 Apple Ridge Rd.; 6 to 8 p.m.
  4. Summit Crest community at the clubhouse at 38 N. Summit Dr.; 6 to 8 p.m.
  5. Brighton Village community on the playground at 347-357 West Side Drive; 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  6. Gaither House community at community pool at 501 S. Frederick Ave.; 5 to 7 p.m.
  7. Bennington Community at grassy area at Oak Shade & E. Darby Ct.; 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Additional National Night Out events in the County have been coordinated with other area police departments serving Montgomery County.

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Media Advisory: Chief Manger and Cold Case Detectives Announce Person of Interest in Disappearance of Alison Thresher


Press Conference to announce that detectives have developed a person of interest in the May 2000 disappearance of 45-year-old Bethesda resident Alison Thresher.  In February 2001, the Department announced that the missing person case was being investigated as a homicide and it continues to be investigated as such today.


TODAY – Thursday , April 12 at noon

Members of the media are asked to arrive early enough (but no earlier than 11:00 a.m.) to allow time for the security check-in process and escort to the lower level.  Please have a valid driver’s license ready to present to security.


Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters (Lower Level)
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878


Montgomery County Chief of Police J. Thomas Manger
Cold Case detective(s)

NOTE: No further details of this case will be confirmed prior to the press conference.


Media Advisory: Chief Manger and Major Crimes Division Detectives Announce Arrests for the June 5 Double Homicide of Shadi Adi Najjar and Artem S. Ziberov


Press Conference to announce the arrests of the persons developed as responsible for the double homicide of the two Northwest High School students, 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem S. Ziberov that occurred on June 5 in Montgomery Village.


Tonight, Saturday, June 17 at 10:30
No further details of these arrests can be confirmed prior to the press conference.

Members of the Media are asked to arrive early enough to allow time for the security check-in process and escort to lower level.


Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters (Lower Level)
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878


Montgomery County Chief of Police J. Thomas Manger
Director of the Major Crimes Division Captain Darren Francke

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Media Advisory: Detectives Ask for Public’s Help in Investigation of Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Collision


  • Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit Detectives will hold a press conference to provide an update on the August 4 fatal, hit-and-run pedestrian collision that occurred on Layhill Road.  New information that will be released will include a description of what detectives believe to be the striking vehicle with accompanying video and photographs of the suspected vehicle.  Investigators will urge anyone with information to come forward to police.
  • The victim’s family members will speak to the media.


  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.


Near the collision site – 14430 Layhill Road (Shopping center at the intersection of Layhill Road and Bel Pre Road).


MADD Media Event Regarding Noah’s Law Stamp Affixed to Interlock Devices

This is a  Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) generated media advisory regarding a press event that will occur on Friday, September 30 in Rockville:

Noah’s Law Stamp to be Unveiled Hours Before Law Goes into Effect

Sticker to be affixed to drunk drivers’ ignition interlock devices across Maryland as a reminder that Noah is still on patrol

WHAT: MEDIA EVENT to unveil the new Noah’s Law stamp that will be affixed to ignition interlock devices in vehicles of drunk driving offenders in Maryland starting October 1st – the day Noah’s Law goes into effect.

Officer Noah Leotta was killed by a drunk driver while on DUI patrol last December.  His tragedy led to the long-sought passage of legislation to require ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders.  The sticker will serve as lasting tribute to Officer Leotta and a poignant reminder that, as his father says, Noah is still on patrol.

DATE: Friday, September 30, 2016 – the day before Noah’s Law goes into effect.

TIME:   11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Circuit Court of Montgomery County – Jury Lounge, 2nd Floor, 50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850


  • Rich Leotta and Marcia Goldman, parents of fallen Officer Noah Leotta
  • Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett
  • Montgomery County Police Captain Tom Didone, Commander, Traffic Division
  • Maryland Motor Vehicle Administrator Christine Nizer
  • State Delegate Ben Kramer, Chief Sponsor of Noah’s Law
  • Donna Hathaway-Beck, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • John Ulczycki, Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers
  • Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy
  • Montgomery County Sheriff Darren Popkin


  • 3 X 4-foot enlargement of Noah’s Law sticker will be unveiled.
  • Display of most commonly used ignition interlocks devices in Maryland.
  • Ignition Interlock Car Demonstration in the circular driveway in front of Circuit Court.

Those with questions can contact Bill Bronrott, MADD spokesperson, at the following:

202-270-4415,bronrott@gmail.com, @bronrott