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Annual Governor's Crime Prevention Award Recipients

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 6, 2019

Yesterday, Chief Jones and department personnel attended the 40th Annual Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards in Annapolis.

The Governor’s Crime Prevention Award is given to individuals, community groups, law enforcement agencies, and law enforcement officers who have made outstanding contributions to the furtherance of crime prevention in their departments and in their communities.

The Montgomery County Department of Police thanks the following Montgomery County recipients of the Governor’s Crime Prevention Award for their continued dedication to making Montgomery County and their communities safer:

ArcLight Cinemas:

On every first Wednesday each month, the ArcLight Cinemas (located inside the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda) donates theater space to the Police Department to host the Senior Forum program for senior residents.  The Senior Forum includes a free viewing of a movie and also includes crime prevention presentations by officers.

Mr. Victor P. Jones:

Mr. Jones was recognized for his crime prevention work within the Rockville community.  Mr. Jones participates in and sponsors many activities at the Maryvale Elementary School (located in Aspen Hill).  He mentors students and attends pizza parties for those students who earn good grades.  Mr. Jones is also an active supporter of the annual summer Police Adventure Camp.

Target of Rockville:

The Rockville Target store sponsors an annual Heroes and Helpers event.  During this event, Target provides local children each with a $100 Target gift card to shop for Christmas presents.  Each child shopper is paired with a police officer while Target employees are also available to assist with any shopping needs.

Ms. Pat Tyson:

Ms. Tyson, of Lyttonnsville, has been very involved in her community for many years.  Ms. Tyson serves as the Secretary for the Lyttonsville Civic Association and is a member of the Coffield Advisory Committee.  For the past 18 years, Ms. Tyson has coordinated the annual National Night Out celebration at the Coffield Community Center in Silver Spring.  This event draws 150 to 200 area residents.

Rockville Men’s Shelter:

The Men’s Shelter in Rockville is the only overnight shelter for men in Montgomery County.  To open dialogue between law enforcement and the men, monthly meetings with officers are held at the shelter.  These meetings are meant to help foster trust between the men who stay at the shelter and the police.

Youth on the Rise Summer Camp:

Youth on the Rise is a police summer camp that encourages students who are entering the 9th grade to make good choices as they enter high school.  The camp also provides an opportunity for the students to engage with police officers in a positive manner through games, field trips, and discussions.

Congratulations to the recipients!

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Release ID: 19-490
Media Contact: Rick Goodale 
Categories: award, community-event