Per the Montgomery County Council:
For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 21, 2021
ROCKVILLE, Md., October 21, 2021—The Policing Advisory Commission (PAC) is requesting community input on traffic enforcement in Montgomery County. Specifically, the PAC would like to hear from individuals who have been stopped while operating a vehicle by the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) in order to better understand how traffic stops occur in practice and to hear from individuals regarding their experiences with being stopped for a traffic violation. Community members are invited submit their input by November 8, 2021.
Community input will be used in conjunction with other information gathered by the PAC to provide the Council with recommendations on how to improve traffic enforcement in the County.
The Policing Advisory Commission was created in 2019 by the Montgomery County Council in response to the ongoing public dialogue around policing practices and as an effort to increase community involvement in matters of public safety. The Commission’s mission is to advise the Council on policing matters and recommend policies, programs, legislation or regulations with regards to policing.
The Commission is composed of 11 public voting members and 2 non-voting, ex-officio members – the police chief (or his/her designee designee) and the president of an employee organization (or his/her designee). The current members of the Commission are:
- Alicia Hudson
- Caroline Fredrickson
- Cherri Branson
- Dalbin Osorio (Chair)
- Eric Sterling
- Jasmine Williams
- Jenn Lynn
- Jerome Price
- Justice Reid
- Nadia Salazar Sandi (Vice Chair)
- Robin Gaster
- Shabab Ahmed Mirza
- Vernon Ricks
- Chief Marcus Jones (ex-officio member)
- Sergeant Cate Brewer (ex-officio member)
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