Monday, February 4, 2013
Montgomery County’s police operate under new, realigned district boundaries starting today.
When Potomac residents call police, they may notice a change. Montgomery County’s police began operating under new, realigned district boundaries starting today. Second District police now cover most of Potomac, while the 1st District continues to focus on Rockville and areas closer to the new district station at the Public Safety Headquarters. According to a Montgomery County Police Department statement, the changes will improve service to residents, giving districts a more balanced work load. In early 2013, police joined the 1st District station with the larger Montgomery County Police Department headquarters in Gaithersburg. The move stationed the 1st District headquarters about six miles northwest of its previous location, on Seven …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
MCPD will be on hand to answer questions about the future 1st District station move from Rockville to Gaithersburg.
Montgomery County police from the 1st District today will host a community forum answering questions about the station’s move to the new Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg. First District officers covering the Rockville and Potomac areas will be on hand from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Ivymount School in Potomac for a panel discussion about the move, which will join the 1st District station with the larger Montgomery County Police Department headquarters in Gaithersburg. The 1st District is located on Seven Locks Road in Rockville, and was scheduled to move to the Gaithersburg location this summer. The move has been pushed to early 2013, according to 1st District Commander James Fenner. In addition to the 1st District Station, the $…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Will you donate?
Montgomery County police will celebrate 90 years of service in the county with a community blood and food drive this week. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, residents are invited to the county’s new Public Safety Headquarters at 100 Edison Park Drive in Gaithersburg to honor family and friends in the armed forces, law enforcement or fire and rescue services. The American Red Cross in August reported its blood reserve had hit a 15-year low. Walk-in donors are accepted, but online registration is encouraged. Donors are asked to bring a photo ID and two non-perishable food items with them. The food items will be donated to the Mid-County United Ministries Captain Joseph A. Mattingly Food Pantry in Wheaton.
Friday, April 20, 2012
The new Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg needs a way to feed its residents. Should Montgomery County cops and firefighters be served from food trucks or cafeterias?
Montgomery County public safety offices are scheduled to move in May to the new public safety headquarters in Gaithersburg—but there's one more big issue to work out. What will our public safety officers eat? The $108.5-million headquarters project brings the Montgomery County Police Department headquarters, the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security, the First District Police Station and parts of the transportation department under one 408,000-square-foot roof. The building at 100 Edison Park Dr. was formerly the National Geographic Society headquarters. At nearly 50 years old, its cafeteria facilities are inadequate for the county's needs, according to David Dise, director of the …