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Montgomery County Police Hires Hispanic Community Liaison

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD - Montgomery County Department of Police Chief Marcus Jones is pleased to announce the hiring of Mariela Leon as the Hispanic Community Liaison.

Leon joined the County in 2015, where she worked with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Income Assistance Program Specialist (Case Manager). In this role she worked closely with county residents of all ethnicities, providing Spanish language translation; helped residents in need of medical assistance; worked with undocumented pregnant women and children to obtain medical coverage; and referred victims of sexual assault to the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program or the Crisis Center.

In 2017, Leon transferred to the Office of Human Resources.  As a Recruitment Specialist, she worked on improving hiring in Montgomery County Government as part of the Latino Workforce team. She wrote how-to guides on the recruitment process in Spanish, provided bilingual support to candidates and created social media accounts for the recruitment and selection team.

Leon’s family immigrated from Central America. Her father is from Guatemala and mother is from El Salvador. She is the first person in her family to attend a university, earning a Bachelor of Applied Science and Criminal Justice, and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management.

Leon has a passion for helping others and is excited to be a part of the Montgomery County Police Department. She is assigned to the Office of Public Information. 

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Release ID: 23-192
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: public-statement