Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Several officers were recognized for their recent promotions and council voted to install a new police chief in town.
It was a big night for the Riverdale Park Police Department Tuesday, when the mayor and Capt. Patrick Timmons recognized seven officers for their recent promotion and council voted to approve Prince George's County Police Maj. David Morris as the town's new police chief. These officers now rank in the following positions: According to Lt. Robert Turner, the promotions went into effect on July 11. Council also voted to approve Morris as the town's new police chief, replacing the vacancy Teresa Chambers left when she was reinstated as the chief of the U.S. Park Police nine months ago. Although council had met with Morris and seemed favorable to his appointment, several members of PGPD spoke in favor of Morris, including PGPD Chief Mark Magaw…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The council will host a reception for the new police chief, David Morris, at 7 p.m. in town hall.
Residents are welcome to come meet the new chief of police for the Riverdale Park Police Department Monday night at 7 p.m. when the council will host a reception for him in town hall. David Morris, a former major with the Prince George's County Police Department, will take over the position formerly held by Teresa Chambers. There has been a vacancy for more than six months, but Capt. Patrick Timmons filled in as interim chief during that time.
The council is set to vote on 20 legislative items.
Riverdale Park's mayor and council will meet Monday night to discuss over 20 items on their legislative agenda. The council will introduce the new police chief, David Morris, and vote on the approval of his post. They will also vote on a letter to disapprove Tires R Us' application in front of zoning examiner, vote on an emergency response plan, discuss county redistricting, speed humps and more. The meeting will be at 8 p.m. in town hall at 5008 Queensbury Road. The full agenda is attached to this post.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Morris, an almost 26-year-veteran of the Prince George's County Police Department, said he's excited to join what he calls a well-respected agency.
Twenty six years ago, David Morris joined the Prince George's County Police Department, and since then he's said he's never looked back. "I've never regretted a day in my career," Morris said, who is currently a Major for the PGPD. But now, he's nominated for the top position on Riverdale Park's police force, and he says he's excited to start. "It's a friendly town and well-respected agency," Morris said. The fact that Chief (Teresa) Chambers was here also adds to the agency's reputation, he added. He has worked for Chambers is the past and said she was instrumental in his career — all of it within Prince George's County. Morris, who lives in Anne Arundel County with his wife and three children, of whom the youngest is 18, started his …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
A major with the Prince George's County Police Department will be taking the lead role with the Riverdale Park Police Department.
The nearly seven month search for a new police chief has ended. Riverdale Park Mayor Vernon Archer announced that Prince George's County Police Maj. David Morris is the nominee for chief of police for Riverdale Park's police department. Morris has 25 years of experience with the county's police department, some of that time as commander for District 5, according to Archer. He will be filling the vacancy left by former Chief Teresa Chambers who returned to her post with U.S. Park Police earlier this year. The council will vote on the nomination on Sept. 6 and Archer asked that residents come out and meet Morris in person then.