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Thanks to the American Legion’s continuous support and congratulations to the 5th District’s Officer George Boyce for being selected as:

The 2017 Officer of the Year for American Legion, Post 171 (Damascus)
The 2017 Officer of the Year for the Montgomery County Chapters of American Legions 
The 2017 Officer of the Year for the American Legion, Southern Maryland District Chapter
Being awarded these three awards makes Officer Boyce eligible for The Maryland State, American Legion Officer of the Year.  
Great Job by Officer Boyce during his 38 years of law enforcement with the Montgomery County Police Department serving with pride and dedication to the residents of Montgomery County.  A true life time of achievement by Officer Boyce.     



Commander Plazinski present the Damascus Hornet's Nest in appreciation for their fund rasing efforts to support Sergeant Jon Green's family.  Thank you for your support!


Conversation with a COP was a great success at Gumbo YaYa in Germantown with the 5th District officer. 
Thanks for hosting and the great gumbo.



Many thanks to the Seneca Creek Church members who provides goodie thank-you bags for officers in the 5th District and other district police stations in Montgomery County

Seneca Creek Church goodie bags   


Traffic officers Brian Kuykendall (5D), Mike Kane (3D) and John Bork (4D) received recognition for their continued participation in the 911 Motorcycle Ride.

America's 911 Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization. The foundation was established in 2003 after two successful rides and the participants desire to continue and grow the effort.  The foundations goals are to support those who answer the 911 call and NEVER FORGET SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.

This commemorative Motorcycle Ride is in Remembrance of those who served, protected, lost their lives, and to the volunteers who lost their lives that tragic day. The foundation actively supports those who put their lives on the line for each of us every day.  So far the foundation has presented scholarships to children of First Responders totaling $360,000.  The foundation has donated additionally more than $530,000 to First Responders Departments and their families.  Each year we present 15 - $2,000 college scholarships will be awarded to family members of active First Responders. 

Another very sucessful Coffee with a Cop hosted by the Congregation Or Chadash Synagogue of Damascus. 
Thanks for hosting this event.


The 5th District wants to thank all who attended the "Coffee with a Cop" this morning at the Germantown Starbucks.  It was a great success with several great residents in our area.


On September 14, 2017, Lieutenant Jae Hwang, 5th District Deputy Commander, was awarded the National Image, Inc.’s Military Meritorious Service Award for promoting core values exemplifying outstanding service in his branch of service and community.  Congratulations and thanks for your service to MCPD and the U.S. Army.  National Image is a national association promoting Hispanic employment in government service and advancement of civil rights for all. 

Lt Hwang receiving US Army Meritorious Service Award

5th District Officers attended the annual Baker Middle School’s Flag Raising Ceremony. 
Great job by all of the staff and students.  Thanks for including us


The 5th District along with MC Fire Station 29 held their annual "Open House" on Saturday, September 16th.  
​Thanks to all who attended the event to make it such a great success. 


The 5th District’s Central Business Team assisted The Hamptons at Town Center Apartment Homes complex with handing out backpacks to the residents helping the children prepare for the start of school.


Officers attended the reopening of Stringtown Road ribbon cutting cermony; along with the Clarksburg community.  

  First vehicle allowed on roadway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      First vehicle allowed to drive on roadway                                     


Officers taught personal and social media safety with campers at Clarksburg Yogativity.

Officers taught personal and social media safety with campers at Clarksburg Yogativity


The 5th District attended multiple National Night events throughout the district.  Thanks to the communities who participated and providing the great support for our communities.

Clarksburg NNO Clarksburg NNO
Clarskburg NNO Damascus NNO
Damascus NNO Clarksburg NNO

Hamptons NNO
The next 5th District’s “Coffee with a Cop” will be on Wednesday, August 23rd  - 8:00 to 10:00 am at Denise Bakery located at 25901 Frederick Rd, Clarksburg, MD

National Night Out locations for the 5th District

Gram Camp visits the 5th District station and provided a tour of the facility from Officer R. Hunt.  Thanks to grandma for bringing her grandkids by with snacks for the troops and showing them how much police officers love connecting with the community. 



Officers from the 5th and 3rd Districts along with county youth conducting leadership and team building exercises at Outward Bound in Baltimore.

Outward Bound


Officers from the 5th District and Animal Services Division spoke with participants of the Clarksburg Town Center Summer Fun Camp and conducted show and tell demos

Clarksburg Town Center Camp


Thanks to the Hamptons at Town Center for the invite to their annual community pool party.  We had a great time dancing with the kids and meeting several residents.  Officers dancing with the kids while Commander Plazinski is passing out water balloons for the competition.


Many thanks to the members of "My Go Church" in Clarksburg for the Essential Toolboxes.  The members filled the toolboxes with essential items needed on the job for a police officer.  We really appreciate the generosity and caring gesture. 


Officers participated in the Badges 4 Baseball camp in Aberdeen, MD.  Mentoring kids from Ohio, Georgia and California. Montgomery County kids will be going in August

Thanks to the citizen who dropped off 2 cakes at 5D on May 20th.  They looked spectacular and tasted even better.


On May 9th, officers from the 5 th District were once again invited to the Music Cafe in Damascus to
have "Coffee with a Cop" with the local residents.

Thank you to all of the supportive residents, families and children who attended.  

It was aanother great success.



As a continuation of our Damascus Gardens Initiative, on April 29th, the 5th District in partnership with the Christian Life Center church took a group of 15 youth from Damascus Gardens to the Underground Railroad Experience in Sandy Spring.  The kids asked very in depth questions and hopefully have a new found appreciation for what their future can hold. 


On March 23 rd, Officers from the 5 th District were invited to the Music Cafe in Damascus to
have "Coffee with a Cop" with the local residents.

Thank you to all of the supportive residents, families and children who attended.  
One young girl even provided us with a thank you drawing.

It was a great success. 

5th District Officer Dixon and members of the Badges-4-Baseball program assisted Rocky Hill Midlle School students
in winning win the 2017 State of Maryland Archery Championships.
This Qualified them to compete in the National Championship in Louisville, KY

Rocky Hill MS win the 2017 State of MD Archery Championships

The 5th District partnered with the Dieus Crew Non Profit to give students at Clopper Mill ES a lesson on leadership and character building.  It was a great success.

Clopper Mill ES a lesson on leadership and character building

Sergeant Haley and Lieutenant Sheelor assisted the Germantown Boy Scout Troop #1325 in obtaining their Law Enforcement Merit Badge.  The troop sent the below thank you letter for their assistance. 

Thank you note from Boy Scout Troop 1325

On March 3, 2017, Lt. Erme  spent the morning reading books with 1st graders at Lois. P. Rockwell Elementary School.  
The students were provided Junior Police badges after being sworn in as Junior Police Officers!

Lois P. Rockwell Elementary School Read Aloud Day 2017 3-3-2017

Girl Scouts from Mary of Nazareth toured the 5th District Station.
They were taught how to fingerprint each other and learned crime prevention tips. 

Officer Dixon attened the quarterly community volunteer and students of the quarter at Fox Chapel Elementary School.  The DC United mascot was also in attendance.

5 th District officers made a special trip to visit a friend in Clarksburg who is a big supporter of MCPD! Sergeant Flynn and Officer Dixon surprised him with an honorary badge and a couple of very huggable bears.

Some fine young men struck up a constructive dialog with members of the 5th District's Community Action Team during dinner.   Great community support shown by these young men.  Many thanks!

Officers in the 5th District began their weekly lunch bunch sessions at Captain James Daly ES. While the students eat they will have the opportunity to talk to different officers about policing and the importance of an education 

On December 27, 2016, a few 5D officers were eating at Woodside Deli in Germantown.  When the officers went to pay for their meals, they received the below note.  Thank you to the 2 caring women who anonymously paid for their food.

5D officers continued their collaborative  outreach in Damascus Gardens with Christian Life Center Church. The church provided snacks and caroling for the Christmas holiday and MCPD distributed donated gloves, jackets and teddy bears to over 30 youth. Santa also made an appearance 

On 12/10/16, 5 th District officers, Alex Waddell and Brian Fockler, participated in the Heroes for Helpers program with other officers from the department. Target sponsored the event and donated $100 per child. Each officer accompanied 2 elementary school students throughout he store and helped them pick out items for purchase.  Many thanks to Target and 1 st District Community Services Officer Mike Prather for coordinating this memorable event.


Officers from the MCPD - 5 th District assisted the Seneca Valley High School ACE Program (Athletes for Community Excellence) with their coat drive on November 12 th. 140 coats were collected and will be distributed to community members. The partnership between ACE and the 5 th District is geared towards working together on community projects to make a positive difference in the greater Germantown and surrounding area.

Damascus Girl Scout troops 5355 and 6357 crafted goodie bags of candy and thank you notes for every police officer at the station.  They presented them to officers at the 5 th District police Station and thanked several of the officers for their service.  This was an incredible gesture that was greatly appreciated .

Girl scouts giving officers from the 5th District goodie bags

Girl Scouts showing Officer Dixon appreciation

Goodie bag from Girl Scouts

The Rucker family with Commander Gillespie

Commander Gillespie and the officers at the 5th District are very appreciative of the Rucker family and all of the community members who have openly expressed their support for the officers during these past several weeks.


View the "Coffee with a Cop" video Coffee with a cop at the music cafe in Damascus

Coffee with A Cop was a great success at the Music Cafe in Damascus. Thanks to all who attended to assist in building our partnership

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