Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Police Chiefs’ Association Prince George’s County Installs New Officers (Sheriff Melvin C. High First Sheriff to Serve as President) #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD… Sheriff Melvin C. High was installed as president of the Police Chiefs’ Association of Prince George’s County – the first Sheriff to serve as the Association president.

Sheriff High and other officers were sworn in by Judge C. Philip Nichols, Jr. during an installation ceremony at the Association’s regular monthly meeting. Other Association officers sworn in were: Bowie Police Chief John Nesky – Vice-President, Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski, III – Secretary, Laurel City Police Chief Richard McLaughlin – Treasurer, and Cottage City and Colmar Manor Police Chief William Lowry – Member-At-Large.

In acknowledging recent Past President, University of Maryland Police Chief David B. Mitchell, Sheriff High said, “I’m taking over an organization that’s well positioned to address the public safety concerns of the county thanks to the outstanding leadership of Chief Mitchell.”

On the importance of the Association, Sheriff High said, “The Police Chiefs’ Association brings together a wealth of law enforcement leadership and experience to collaborate on matters related to the safety of the communities we all serve. We are advocates and partners with our communities and a resource to the legislative bodies at the local, county, and state level. I’m proud to serve.”

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Press Information Office at 301

Prince George's County Sheriff Melvin C. High and Inspector General Mark Spencer join The Clarion Call TV Show with host Janice Liggins. #PGSOisEverywhere

Monday, January 29, 2018

NAIFA “Teddy Bear” Partnership Celebrates 17 Years #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD… The “Teddy Bear” Partnership has been a part of the annual meeting of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) for 17 years. It was again this year at the association’s breakfast meeting at The Marlton County Club in Upper Marlboro, MD on January 24, 2018.

In accepting the Teddy Bears, Chief Assistant Sheriff Darrin Palmer continued to credit Gary Beall, NAIFA’s national president with keeping the partnership alive and growing and reminded the members that Sheriff’s Deputies use the Teddy Bears to comfort small children they encounter while responding to domestic violence related calls for service. “The teddy bears are a small comfort for little ones caught innocently in the midst of stressful and chaotic situations, and they help make our jobs easier, giving us a way to soothe the anxiety of young children.”

“I believe the teddy bear partnership is so important to our members because they know the teddy bears make a big difference right at the moment they are needed,” said Robert Ross, President of the Prince George’s County chapter of NAIFA. “We know now that in domestic violence situations children are often the forgotten victim. It’s important to us that these teddy bears are helping sheriff’s deputies help children.” Mr. Ross reaffirmed NAIFA’s commitment to the Teddy Bear partnership, and thanked its members for a record-breaking teddy bear drive again this year.

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Press Information Office at 301-780-2773.