Montgomery County Police, 6th District Commander Dinesh Patil released a statement yesterday on the community app NextDoor, stating that the Montgomery County Police department will soon be launching a Montgomery Village team aimed to provide proactive patrols and problem solving in the Village, and has already launched a “gang team” that will be working on gang issues within the county.
Here is the statement:
I wanted to take a moment to update you on some new changes for your Montgomery County Police, 6th District Team. On June 10, 2018 we are launching our new Montgomery Village Team. This team is comprised of a sergeant, corporal and four police officers. Their primary responsibility will be to provide proactive patrols and problem solving in the Village. While they will run calls for service from time to time, their focus is to work on problem solving through community outreach, coordination of resources and of course enforcement efforts. The team is led by Sgt. Carlo Corvoisier. Sgt. Corvoisier has an extensive amount of experience in Wheaton patrol, the Special Assignment Team, Narcotics and more. His second in command is a long time 6D member, Corporal Edward Rodriguez who has served as our School Resource Officer at Watkins Mill as well as a patrol officer and Corporal in the “Robert Sector” which encompasses The Village. The officers are the team are Ofc. Sheri Bare, Ofc. Bastian Urriola, Ofc. Timothy Banker and Ofc. Paul Rodgerson. All of these officers were hand selected and they each bring a variety of experiences and all bring a strong passion for making a difference.
To ensure we are as coordinated as possible I have also moved the supervision of the School Resource Officer and the Community Services Officer under the Montgomery Village Team. This will ensure that some of our most critical efforts are coordinated in one chain of command. Our new school resource officer is Ofc. Ashely Breslin who has been on a temporary assignment at Watkins Mill High School for the entire 2017-2018 school year. Ashley has done a great job and made a big impact on WMHS.
Lt. Jason Cokinos, my deputy commander in charge of the “Robert Sector” has been selected to fill an assignment as the Executive Officer for Assistant Chief of Police Russ Hamill. Lt. Cokinos will be helping lead the department’s Management Services Bureau and helping us get the tools and tech we need to do our job. Lt. Cokinos’ position in 6D will be filled by Lt. Daniel Friz. Lt. Friz has served with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Gaithersburg Police and MCPD for the last 25 years. Lt. Friz is very familiar with The Village and 6D and will hit the ground running on June 10, 2018.
I am very excited about the new resources we have in our district. We will miss Lt. Cokinos’ energy and commitment but I know we are in great hands with Lt. Friz and I look forward to you meeting him at an upcoming event.
Finally, the department has launched a new proactive gang unit that will be connected closely to the police districts and working on our gang issues. I am very pleased to say that two officers from 6D were selected for this team and the new supervisor is a former 6D sergeant.
I hope you have a safe and happy summer and I look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks for the continued support from the community and our elected officials!
Commander Dinesh R. Patil”