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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Public Safety Awards Honor Rockville City Police Department Members

Officers and Dispatchers Recognized for Saving Lives

Eight members of the Rockville City Police Department were honored for their service to the community at the 28th annual Rockville Public Safety Awards on June 14 at Lakewood Country Club.

Each year, members of public safety agencies that serve the City of Rockville, including the Rockville City Police Department, Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, are recognized for their outstanding service. Learn more here.


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MEDIA CONTACT:
Marylou Berg
Director of Communication
240-314-8105
mberg@rockvillemd.gov


Legislation Would Formalize Police Approach to Civil Immigration Law

Rockville’s Mayor and Council will on June 19 consider adopting “Fostering Community Trust,” an ordinance that would amend and add a section to Chapter 11 of the City of Rockville’s “Human Rights” code.

The ordinance restricts all City of Rockville employees – including police officers – from requesting citizenship or immigration status of any person unless required by law. Presently, the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) does not have a formal, written policy that governs how officers interact with members of the community relevant to federal immigration law. The RCPD follows policies and guidelines established by the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), as well as all state and federal laws.

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