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Park Police to participate in National Night Out activities

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police will be participating in National Night Out activities on August 5th in several locations throughout Montgomery County. Park Police will be at the following sites this year: American Legion Post 171 in Damascus; Daly Elementary School; Emory Grove Village and Washington Square; Forest Knolls Pool at North Four Corners; General Getty Park; Indian Spring Terrace; Mid-County Recreation Center; Olney Fair Hill Shopping Center; Piney Branch Elementary School; Quince Orchard Recreation; Rosemary Hills; Stoneymill Square Shopping Center; and Tanglewood Park. Come out and join the fun!


The events are free and include lots of activities for the whole family. There will be a Punt, Pass & Kick competition at General Getty Park in Silver Spring, Maryland, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Punt, Pass & Kick is an NFL initiative that allows kids ages 6 to 15 to experience the fun of learning football fundamentals in an engaging and supportive non-contact environment. Folks can register at the park or go online to www.nflppk.com.


Come on out and meet your neighbors and your law enforcement partners.

Horses at NNO

Chief Antonio DeVaul announces promotion

Chief Antonio DeVaul announced the following promotions for the Montgomery County Division of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police.

Sergeants Pat Lau and Shibu Philipose have been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Pat Lau is a 17-year veteran with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, serving his entire career in the Montgomery County Division. He has worked in various assignments including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Special Operations Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Police Academy Instructor, and Internal Affairs Sergeant.

Lieutenant Shibu Philipose is a 16-year veteran with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, serving in both Montgomery County and Prince George’s County Divisions. He has worked in various assignments including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Professional Standards/Inspectional Services Officer, Acting Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Internal Affairs and Recruitment Sergeant, and Management and Technology Sergeant.

In addition, Officers Ahn, Goldston, Gratton, Mikalauskas, Smith, and Weisman were promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

Sergeant Jimmy Ahn is a 16-year veteran with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, serving his entire career in the Montgomery County Division. He has worked in various assignments including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Assistant Squad Supervisor, and Acting Patrol Sergeant.

Sergeant Clay Goldston is a 24-year veteran with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, serving his entire career in the Montgomery County Division. He has worked in various assignments including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Acting Patrol Sergeant, and Field Training and Evaluation Program Supervisor.

Sergeant Myrical Gratton is a 10-year veteran with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, serving her entire career in the Prince George’s County Division. She has worked in various assignments including Patrol Officer, Mounted Officer, and Acting Sergeant in the Mounted Unit.

Sergeant Sarah Mikalauskas is a 10-year veteran with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, serving her entire career in the Montgomery County Division. She has worked in various assignments including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, and Assistant Squad Supervisor.

Sergeant Chuck Smith is a 7-year veteran with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, serving his entire career in the Prince George’s County Division. He has worked in various assignments including Patrol Officer and RDT Officer. Prior to joining the Park Police, Sergeant Smith served over 20 years with the Prince George’s County Police, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant.

Sergeant Cindy Weisman is a 14-year veteran with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, serving her entire career in the Montgomery County Division. She has worked in various assignments including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, and Assistant Squad Supervisor. She is also a certified Drug Recognition Expert.

Congratulations to all and good luck in your new positions.

Date of last update: July 25, 2014