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Montgomery County’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Will Hold Its First Meeting on Monday, Aug. 31

For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has formed a Reimagining Public Safety Task Force to provide recommended changes to the Montgomery County Police Department, and related public safety and other programs. The recommendations will be focused on building a more equitable and inclusive Montgomery County by promoting safe neighborhoods and communities that are better for all County residents. County Executive Elrich will join the group’s inaugural meeting, which will be an online public meeting streamed live via Facebook at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. 

The Reimagining Public Safety Task Force will: 

  • Develop recommendations that reimagine the Montgomery County Police Department and all public safety programs by Jan. 18, 2021;

  • Discuss institutional racism in public safety and explore opportunities for reforms in policies and programs that disproportionately impact communities they serve;

  • Review police operations that may not be mission focused;

  • Reimagine the County response to community needs for health and social services where Police are filling the void; and

  • Provide input on the independent and comprehensive, including racial bias, audit of the Police Department.

To view the meeting on August 31, go to https://www.facebook.com/montgomerycountyinfo or County Cable Montgomery at Comcast/RCN Channel 6 and HD Channel 996 or Verizon Channel 30. 

For more information on the Task Force, or to submit questions prior to the forum, contact ReimagineTaskForce@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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Release ID: 20-454
Media Contact: Public Information Office 240-777-6507