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February 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Chief Jones: ‘We’ve Never Had 7 Homicides in 1 Month’

“We’ve never had seven homicides in one month in Montgomery County that anyone can remember,” County Police (MCPD) Chief Marcus Jones said during a council Public Safety Committee meeting. According to MCPD’s annual reports on crime and safety, the number of homicides per year in Montgomery County prior to 2020 are as follows: 2019: 15 […]

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July 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 7 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, July 7, and today is National Strawberry Sundae Day. Because scattered thunderstorms are expected later in the day, this is something sweeter that we can look forward to. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. […]

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November 12, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Tiene Nuevo Jefe de Policía

Marcus Jones juramentó oficialmente como nuevo Jefe de Policía del condado de Montgomery. En su ceremonia en la Escuela Secundaria Gaithersburg, el viernes por la noche, Jones, junto con su familia, amigos y compañeros del cuerpo policial celebraron su logro. Jones dijo que prestar juramento en Gaithersburg High fue particularmente especial, porque sus tres hijos […]

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November 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Marcus Jones Sworn in as Montgomery County Police Chief

Marcus Jones has officially taken the oath as Montgomery County’s new police chief. At his swearing in ceremony on Friday evening, Jones was joined by family, friends, and the police community at Gaithersburg High School to celebrate his accomplishment. Jones said taking the oath at Gaithersburg High was particularly special, because his three children all […]

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November 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

Council Confirms Marcus Jones as County’s New Police Chief

The County Council unanimously confirmed Marcus Jones as the new chief for Montgomery County police. Jones, who has been serving as the acting chief of police since June, was officially nominated by County Executive Marc Elrich for the post on Oct. 2. County Council is about to interview the County Executive’s appointee for Montgomery County […]

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October 4, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Administration Still Doing ‘Due Diligence’ on Jones’ Nomination for Police Chief

It’s been almost two weeks since County Executive Marc Elrich made his announcement but Acting Police Chief Marcus Jones has not yet been officially nominated to fill the permanent position. County spokesman Barry Hudson said that in “the very near future” Jones’ name would be sent to the County Council, who has the ultimate decision. […]

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September 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Elrich Says He Will Nominate Marcus Jones for Police Chief

Acting Chief Marcus Jones is poised to be Montgomery County’s next police chief. County Executive Marc Elrich said Monday he plans to nominate Jones for the position, which Jones has held since June. Jones has been with Montgomery County police for 34 years, serving a number of positions, including assistant chief of the Investigative Services […]

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August 27, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich: Chapman Was Concerned About Uncertainty of Nomination

County Executive Marc Elrich said Tuesday evening that Tonya Chapman had pulled her name from consideration to be the county’s next police chief because of the length of the process and the uncertainty. Here’s his quote: Elrich also said he believed Chapman was seeking a position in at least one other community. He also was […]

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August 27, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Tonya Chapman Out; New Police Chief Candidate Expected This Week

Update, 5:10 p.m.: Tonya Chapman, who had been County Executive Marc Elrich’s choice to be Montgomery County’s next police chief, wrote that she withdrew her application “with a heavy heart,” in a letter addressed to Elrich and dated Tuesday. She said she realized “this may not be a good fit.” Here’s the text of the […]

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July 9, 2019 | Ben Palmer

County Residents Give Input on Desired Qualities for Next Police Chief

As County Executive Mark Elrich looks for the next police chief, he has released a survey asking residents what they want to see from Tom Manger’s successor, and the results were released last month. According to the county government, the survey generated 1,028 responses, which were taken into consideration along with 95 responses made at […]

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