Thursday, May 9, 2013
The team will be recognized as a top fundraising team in the local government category.
Team PGPD is working to help raise awareness and funds to cure breast cancer. Members of the Prince George's County Police Department are participating in the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure Saturday. "Team PGPD members have dedicated their time over the last few months fundraising for this important event and the effort is paying off," the department's blog stated. But, the department could still use your support. You can donate to Team PGPD and join them in the walk on Saturday.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Annual game, known as "The Tommy" commemorates DeMatha hockey alum, former PGPD officer Thomas Jensen.
Former Prince George's County Police officer Thomas Jensen, who died in 2010 as a result of injuries sustained on duty, will be honored at a DeMatha hockey game against Calvert Hall High School today in Laurel. Jensen, a graduate of DeMatha's class of 2000, played varsity hockey at DeMatha and on the Prince George's County Fraternal Order of Police 89ers hockey team after he began working for the department in 2004. In March 2010, Jensen died after sustaining severe injuries to his head and neck during an auto wreck in College Park as he responded to a burglary in progress. The game, known as "The Tommy", will be played at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel today at 4 p.m. Admission is free, though donations to the Thomas P. Jensen …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Police chief to address reporters over suspensions during Friday night press conference.
The Prince George's County Police Department has suspended two police officers for "creating a video that is inconsistent with the values" of the community, according to a press release issued by the department late in the day on Friday. In just an hour— at 6:30 p.m.—Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw will be addressing reporters about the suspension of the two officers during a press conference at police headquarters in Palmer Park. What exactly a "video inconsistent with the values of our community" means was not addressed in the press release. Prince George's County Police Department Media Relations Division spokesperson Cpl. Larry Johnson declined to comment further on the matter, saying that questions would be answered at…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Departments talk smack on Twitter about who's the better grillmaster.
Prince George's County police and fire departments have been taken to Twitter to rib each other over ribs. You see, on Saturday, Oct. 6, members from the two county public safety agencies will be gathering for a grill-off to determine which department has a better barbecue-smith. Dubbed the "Guns and Hoses BBQ Challenge", the event takes place as part of Taste of the Boulevard at 900 Capital Centre Boulevard in Largo. Since the event was announced, the two departments have been talking smack on Twitter (see above). With a minimum $2 donation, you can sample the BBQ and cast a vote to determine if the police or the fire department will be this year's BBQ royalty. Proceeds from the event wil go towards HEROES, Inc. and the Prince George'…
Friday, July 27, 2012
Cpl. Rickie Adey, who recently rescued several people and pets from a burning building, has been indicted on assault charges from an incident last year.
After helping to rescue seven people from a burning building in District Heights on Wednesday, ABC7 is reporting that Cpl. Rickie Adey, with the Prince George’s County Police Department, has been indicted on assault charges from an event last year. Adey is accused of assaulting Kyre Jenkins on Aug. 4, 2011. He has been indicated on one count of first degree assault, one count of second degree assault and one count of misconduct, ABC7 reports. According to the county, Lt. Scott Finn spotted the fire Wednesday night and called it in. Adey arrived to assist, and the two have been hailed as heroes for their rescue efforts. When asked of his initial response to the fire, Adey told the Gazette, “I had no hesitation. My main concern was getting …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The Prince George's County Police Department purchases advanced simulation training system to provide realistic scenarios to officers.
The Prince George’s County Police Department recently purchased a new training system that will allow simulation of realistic situations that may require the use of force. The Judgmental Enhancement Training Program MILO Range Pro system will provide scenario-based training, Maj. Mark Person said at a demonstration for the system. Fewer officer deaths in the line of duty are attributed to these types of trainings, he said. The system cost around $85,000 and was purchased with a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Buffer Zone Protection Grant, the Gazette reports. Cpl. Fred Brockington, a training instructor with the police department, said at the demonstration that the new system allows officers to go through realistic scenarios using all…
Monday, July 9, 2012
In a growing trend, police departments around the country are using YouTube to catch criminals.
Social media has been incorporated into almost everything today – phones, news, businesses, politics. Now, police work can be added to that list. NBC reported that police departments across the country are turning to social media, and specifically YouTube, to help solve crimes. In Prince George’s County, NBC reports that police use YouTube as their own television channel to reach people directly. The department will often post full news conferences online with surveillance video and mug shots to get the information out to the public, Julie Parker, the spokesman for the Prince George’s County Police Department, told NBC. After a flash mob robbed a Germantown 7-Eleven, Montgomery County police posted the surveillance video on YouTube, and …