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Police Districts -  6D - Gaithersburg

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Past Community Events:


Night of Hope Prayer Vigil 


We work closely with the  Gaithersburg City Police Department


Montgomery County residents   Make the Right Call by using

  • 9-1-1 only for emergencies,
  • 301-279-8000 only to report non-emergencies, and
  • 3-1-1 for general Montgomery County government information.

Having a better understanding of when to call each of these three important phone numbers will help ensure that your specific need is most effectively met.


We Need Your Help to Solve Crime

You remain anonymous.

The Montgomery County Department of Police needs your assistance.  Contact the Department if you have information that could lead to developing a suspect, identifying victims, or locating missing person. 

Crime Solvers is a program designed to enlist the aid of the community in helping the Montgomery County Police Department solve crimes. When a person calls, texts, or submits a tip via the internet, this information is passed on to the law enforcement agency with primary jurisdiction.  If this information leads to an arrest and/or indictment, the caller is entitled to a reward of up to   $10,000.

Call:  240-773-TIPS (8477)

Text:  CRIMES (274637) – text MCPD plus crime tip

Submit a Tip Online (Click here)

School Safety

It's "Back To School" time, and Kid Cop wants to remind everyone to, "Respect the Bus."

When approaching a stopped school bus with activated flashing red lights, Maryland law requires that motorists traveling in the same direction as the bus must stop.  The law also requires that motorists approaching the bus from the opposite direction must stop UNLESS there is a physical barrier, such as a median.

Bicycle Registration

 If your bike is ever stolen, it can be identified and you can prove ownership.

Pool Safety


Never leave children unattended around any body of water (bathtubs, pools, ornamental backyard ponds, etc.).
Small children don't think of water as a danger and, by nature, are very curious. Being left alone in or around water without supervision can be fatal. Do not leave water or any other solutions unattended in buckets or other containers - a child can drown in as little as two inches of water.
Learn to swim. But remember - even good swimmers can drown.
Swimming lessons are no substitute for supervision of children and never swim alone.
Learn CPR.
Valuable lifesaving seconds are lost by having to wait for Emergency Medical Services to respond and administer CPR. Four to six minutes without oxygen can cause irreversible brain damage or death.
Pay attention to local weather conditions and forecasts.
Stop swimming at the first indication of bad weather.
Watch out for the "dangerous too's"
...too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, too much strenuous activity.
Always have a phone
Keep a phone (cell or cordless) by the pool or nearby when engaged in recreational water activities so that you can call 9-1-1 in an emergency.
Know where your children are at all times.
Never leave a child unattended in the water or pool area. Don't be distracted by phone calls, chores or conversations. If you leave the pool area, take the child with you.
Don't rely on substitutes.
The use of floatation devices and inflatable toys cannot replace parental supervision. Such devices could suddenly shift position, lose air, or slip out from underneath, leaving the child in a dangerous situation

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Montgomery County Department of Police · J. Thomas Manger, Chief
Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive · Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Non-emergency: 301.279.8000
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