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Posted on: November 3, 2016

11/3/2016 - Sheriff's Office, Laurel House and Women's Center partner for victim support

New mandatory domestic violence awareness training provides Sheriff's Office law enforcement and office staff with tools to immediately help victims.

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

10/19/2016 - Montco Sheriff arrests nine domestic violence offenders and deadbeat parents

Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies arrested nine offenders wanted for various assault charges, child endangerment and nonpayment of child support, during an overnight raid, as part of the 14th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

10/04/2016 - Sheriff Kilkenny calls on attorneys to provide pro bono legal child advocate services

Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny will be expanding his legal role to help fill an increased need for pro bono child advocates. Kilkenny will be taking a CLE Montgomery Child Advocacy Project course entitled “The Art of Representing a Child in the Legal Arena.”

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

07/22/2016 - Sheriff Kilkenny graduates prestigious U.S. Army War College

Norristown, Pa., (July 22, 2016) – Montgomery County Sheriff, U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel and paratrooper Sean P. Kilkenny graduated from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., with a master’s degree in Strategic Studies on July 22, 2016.

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

05/10/2016 - Montgomery County Sheriff's Office receives re-accreditation

The MCSO was the first sheriff's office in Pennsylvania to earn accreditation.

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Posted on: October 21, 2015

10/21/2015 - Montco Sheriff Russell J. Bono participates in national domestic violence sweep

Sheriff Bono's deputies arrested 17 offenders wanted for a variety of violent felonies, domestic violence charges and nonpayment of child support during an overnight raid as part of the 13th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail.

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

07/08/2015 - Montco Sheriff's deadbeat parent raid gets nine

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono's deputies arrested nine male defendants parents, who collectively owed $124,704.63 for 11 children during an overnight raid on July 8, 2015.

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

06/03/2015 - Montco Sheriff's Office arrests seven in overnight raid.

Since Bono started this operation in April 2014, 985 warrants have been received. Five hundred seventy-six defendants, of which 363 turned themselves in, were detained by the MCSO and owed a total of $4,477,729 for 704 kids.

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Posted on: May 13, 2015

05/13/2015 - SHERIFF'S ROUNDUP Quarterly Newsletter March 2015

The new Sheriff's Roundup is out! Read about the joint DUI Task Force, continued crime investigation education program with Arcadia University, Taser training and more!

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

05/06/2015 - Montco Sheriff's Office arrests nine in overnight DRO raid

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono’s deputies arrested eight male deadbeat parents and one female, who failed to pay a total of $66,382.90 in child support for nine kids, during an overnight sweep on the early morning of May 6, 2015

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Posted on: March 18, 2015

03/18/2015 - Montco Sheriff gets 9 deadbeat parents in Philadelphia, Norristown raid

Sheriff Bono’s deputies arrested nine deadbeat male parents, who represented $108,815.21 in unpaid child support for 13 kids in an overnight sweep through Cheltenham, Philadelphia and Norristown areas on the early morning of March 18, 2015.

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Posted on: March 10, 2015

03/10/2015 - Montco Sheriff Bono arrested eight in overnight raid and has joined forces with MADD.

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono’s team of 12 deputies arrested eight out of a list of 34 DUI defendants in five hours, during an overnight raid on March 10, 2015 at 2:00 a.m. Three more defendants turned themselves in after hearing about the raid.

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Posted on: March 4, 2015

03/04/2015 - Montco criminal fugitive wanted on drug and other charges, caught in Arizona

Sheriff Russell Bono announced the capture of Montgomery County’s “Most Wanted” criminal fugitive, Ashlee Burgoon, who was wanted on five charges.

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Posted on: January 28, 2015

01/28/2015 - SHERIFF'S ROUNDUP DECEMBER 2014

"Sheriff's Roundup" is a quarterly newsletter of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

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Posted on: January 28, 2015

01/28/2015 - Bono offers inside look into Sheriff's Office with quarterly news letter.

Sheriff Russell Bono is introducing a new way for county residents to stay up-to-date on the latest “insider” news from the Sheriff’s Office with the "Sheriff's Roundup" newsletter.

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Posted on: December 22, 2014

12/22/2014 - Montco Sheriff Bono and D.A. Ferman target drunk drivers with new DUI Task Force

Overnight raid yields 10 DUI offenders

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Posted on: December 22, 2014

12/22/2014 - Montco Sheriff's Office ends year with Commendation Ceremony

Highlights of some of the awards that were given are Commendatory Letters and Commendations of Exceptional Service for undercover work, securing accident scenes, special investigative work, bomb threat event management and community service.

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Posted on: December 4, 2014

12/04/2014 - Montco Sheriff's and Domestic Relations Offices run end-of-year deadbeat sweep

One deadbeat parent who owes over $100K is still at large.

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

11/19/2014 - Montco Sheriff deadbeat parent sweeps represent over $3.4 million in support payments

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono is not letting up on deadbeat parents.

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

11/17/2014 - Beware of IRS scammers calling and posing as sheriff's deputies

Victims of scams or residents who have received calls from scammers should immediately call their local police department or the Montgomery County Detectives Bureau at 610-278-3368 for further investigation.

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Posted on: November 6, 2014

11/06/2014 - Montco Sheriff's Office offers new free gun safety seminar and free gun lock offer

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will offer a free Firearms Safety & Awareness Seminar for the public on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Campus in Conshohocken, Pa.

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Posted on: September 25, 2014

09/25/2014 - Montco Sheriff's Office keeps the pressure on deadbeat parents

Twelve deadbeat dads, who collectively owed $91,296.27 in back child support to 19 children, were arrested following an early morning raid on September 24, 2014 by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

09/04/2014 - Montco Sheriff warns against spoofing scammers

Telephone scammers posing as Montgomery County Sheriff's Office deputies have been threatening citizens with arrest and demanding cash.

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Posted on: August 13, 2014

08/13/2014 - Montco Sheriff hits Philly for latest deadbeat parent roundup

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono is keeping the heat on deadbeat parents wherever they may hide.

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Posted on: August 5, 2014

08/05/2014 - Montco Sheriff's K9s get official police ID badges

Anyone who brings harm to a law enforcment K9 will now face a harsh penalty. Badges make the dogs more identifiable as an officer of the law.

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Posted on: July 21, 2014

07/21/2014 - Montco Sheriff's Office adds social media strategy to capture deadbeats

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has added social media tools to its arsenal to help find deadbeat parents.

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

07/16/2014 - Montco deadbeat parent roundup yields six in overnight sweep

Nine children may start to see some of the $59,777.07 in child support they are owed following another overnight raid.

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

07/16/2014 - New PA law ACT 114 provides increased professionalism for Sheriffs' Offices

The PA Sheriffs' Association in conjunction with PA Local Government Commission, the County Commissioners' Association of PA and the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency signed a bill to provide professional training and education for sheriffs.

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

07/02/2014 - Deadbeat parent arrested at Wawa after Montco Sheriff's special ops investigation.

A Montgomery County Domestic Relations Office “Most Wanted for Child Support” defendant was arrested on June 26, 2014 as a result of collaborative special investigative techniques used by the sheriff’s office.

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Posted on: July 1, 2014

07/01/2014 - Montco Sheriff Warns Against Jury Duty Phone Scam

Norristown, Pa., (July 1, 2014) – Montco Sheriff Russell Bono is warning residents that callers posing as sheriff’s deputies are scamming citizens with the threat of arrest if they don’t pay a fine for allegedly missing jury duty.

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Posted on: June 13, 2014

06/13/2014 - Montco Sheriff assists with "Operation Friday the 13th" warrant sweep

“Operation Friday the 13th” brought bad luck to 36 defendants, who were arrested in an early morning warrant sweep assisted by the Montco Sheriff’s Office.

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Posted on: June 5, 2014

Montco Sheriff's Office adds new deputies

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has added new deputies to the rolls.

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Posted on: May 28, 2014

05/28/2014 - Montco Sheriff targets deadbeat parents again

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono kept his promise to pursue deadbeat parents regularly and unannounced. Bono ordered a team of deputies to find and arrest deadbeat parents in an overnight raid during the early morning hours on May 28, 2014.

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Posted on: May 15, 2014

Former Norristown police chief Richet takes chief deputy spot at Montco Sheriff's Office

Retired Norristown Police Department Chief Willie Richet is now the new chief deputy for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, filling the vacancy left by Alfred J. Ricci when he retired in January 2014.

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Posted on: March 13, 2014

03/13/2014 - Retired Norristown Police Chief Bono is the new Montco Sheriff

Common Pleas Judge Carolyn T. Carluccio presided, as Russell Bono was sworn-in as the new Montgomery County Sheriff late afternoon on March 12, 2014 at the Courthouse.

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Posted on: February 21, 2014

Montco Sheriff's Department adds new deputies

Three new deputies will soon be on duty in the Montco Courthouse. The deputies joined the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department on February 18, 2014 and are completing their training.

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Posted on: February 19, 2014

Montco Sheriff's K9s to get life-saving body armor

Groupon and Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. partner to protect law enforcement dogs.

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Posted on: January 13, 2014

Montco Sheriff's Department reveals leadership transition plan

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department revealed a leadership transition plan following the retirement of Chief Deputy Alfred Ricci last week, and in anticipation of Sheriff Eileen Behr's departure on January 17, 2014.

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Posted on: January 6, 2014

01/06/2014 - Montco Chief Deputy Ricci announces retirement

Montgomery County Chief Deputy Sheriff Alfred J. Ricci has announced his retirement following 48 years of law enforcement leadership and community service. Ricci will leave his post on Friday, January 10, 2014.

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Posted on: December 20, 2013

12/20/2013 - Montco Sheriff Eileen Behr announces resignation to take new position at Drexel U.

Sheriff Behr will leave to take a new post as Director of Police Operations at Drexel University.

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Posted on: December 18, 2013

12/18/2013 - Montco Sheriff & DRO honor Chief Deputy, deadbeat roundup team and others

The Montco Sheriff's Department (MCSD) and the Domestic Relations Office (DRO) honored their own during a commendation ceremony held at the Montgomery County Courthouse.

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Posted on: December 5, 2013

12/5/2013 - Sheriff and D.A. promote leadership for women officers and get Continental Bank donation

A distinguished council of top area law enforcement leaders addressed over 100 female officers at a leadership development seminar titled “What is Your Leadership Potential?” hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAAWLE).

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Posted on: November 15, 2013

11/15/2013 - MCSD and DRO sweep nets 37 deadbeat parents in 72 hours

November 15, 2013 - An overnight raid and weeklong search has yielded a total of 37 targeted deadbeat parents who collectively owed $374,078 to 52 children.

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

11/12/2013 - MCSD and DRO conduct unannounced raid on deadbeat parents

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) and Domestic Relations Office (DRO) collaborated in an unannounced early morning raid on deadbeat parents with bench warrants.

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Posted on: October 30, 2013

10/30/2013 - Sheriff Behr urges funding for early childhood programs

Sheriff Behr reads to Pre K students at Calvary Baptist Children's Learning Center

Montco Sheriff Eileen Whalon Behr urged lawmakers to continue to grow high quality early education programs as a critical strategy to reduce crime, lower prison costs and save taxpayers' money.

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Posted on: October 28, 2013

10/28/2013 - Montco Sheriff and Continental Bank Foundation to raise funds for local kids in need.

Fashion Show Flyer

The Continental Bank Foundation will hold its 3rd Annual "Giving is Always in Fashion" gala event on Nov. 6th at at 6:00 p.m. in Neiman Marcus on the 3rd floor of the King of Prussia Plaza. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Capit...Read on...

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Posted on: October 21, 2013

10/18/2013 - Montco Sheriff and County Commissioners Introduce New Prisoner Bus

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department parted ways with its old prisoner transport school bus and introduced a new custom bus designed for increased safety and lower maintenance at a press conference on the plaza of the Montgomery County Courthouse.

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Posted on: September 27, 2013

9/27/2013 - The Montco Sheriff’s Department awards commendations

Norristown, Pa., (September 27, 2013) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) held a commendation ceremony recognizing several of its employees and their outstanding acts of service while performing their duties.

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Posted on: September 3, 2013

09/03/2013 - ELDER ABUSE (Seminar): Building a Community Response

Professionals, county employees, caregivers and seniors are invited to attend a free Elder Abuse seminar on Friday, October 18th at 8:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Training Campus, 1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428

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Posted on: August 26, 2013

08/26/2013 - MCSD teaches anti-violence and drug resistance at GNPAL youth camp.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department participated in a summer youth basketball camp at the Greater Norristown Police Athletic League (GNPAL) Center in Norristown, Pa., to help teach kids anti-violence and drug resistance programs.

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Posted on: August 8, 2013

8/8/2013 - The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department announces new hires and a departure

New Deputies

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department (MCSD) has added several new employees to fill positions as sheriff's deputies, office support staff and a new role of public relations assistant.

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Posted on: June 26, 2013

6/26/2013 - MCSD AND DRO announce final results of child support amnesty week and roundup

Norristown, Pa., (June 26, 2013) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and Domestic Relations Office reported the final results of the weeklong delinquent child support amnesty program
and the intense roundup of defendants with bench warrants...

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Posted on: June 24, 2013

6/24/2013 - MCSD and DRO to announce final results of delinquent child support amnesty program

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and the Domestic Relations Office will report the final results of the week-­long amnesty program round-up and additional follow up activities by the departments on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

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Posted on: June 20, 2013

6/20/2013 - MCSD and Patriotic Order Sons of America honored Flag Day with flag retirement box

Norristown,Pa.,(June 20,2013) – Montgomery County residents wondering how to properly dispose of
old and worn American Flags are able to deposit them in a designated box outside the sheriff’s department at the county courthouse.

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Posted on: June 12, 2013

6/12/2013-MCSD to receive flag retirement box from Patriotic Order Sons of America to honor Flag Day

In honor of Flag Day, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department will receive a hand-­crafted flag retirement box, donated from the Patriotic Order Sons of America (P.O.S. of A.), on Friday, June
14, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Sheriff's Department.

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Posted on: June 5, 2013

6/5/2013 - Montco Sheriff’s Department provides free 9-­-1-­-1 cell phones to seniors in need

Norristown, Pa.,(June 5, 2013) – Every day, seniors are vulnerable to crime, elder abuse, prolonged illness and residential hazards when they are unable to call 9-­-1-­-1 for emergency assistance because they do not have access to a phone.

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Posted on: June 4, 2013

6/4/2013 - Ceremony to Commemorate State’s First Sheriff’s Department Re-Accreditation by Pa. Chiefs

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department will hold a ceremony celebrating re-­accreditation by the PA Chiefs of Police Accreditation Commission on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Main St. entrance, Norristown, Pa.

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Posted on: May 30, 2013

5/30/2013 - Sheriff’s Dept. and DRO announce one-week amnesty program for delinquent child support

Norristown,Pa.,(May 29, 2013) – Parents who are delinquent on child support payments and have outstanding bench warrants will be able to avoid arrest, prosecution and penalties, by turning themselves into the County Domestic Relations Office, during a...

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Posted on: May 24, 2013

5/24/2013 - Media Alert: Amnesty Week

Media Alert: Montgomery County Sheriff will hold a press conference at county courthouse on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. to announce delinquent child support amnesty program

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Posted on: May 16, 2013

5/16/2013 - Sheriff’s Department Offers Free Senior Crime Awareness Presentations

Norristown, Pa., (May 16, 2013) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Thursday will offer
free one-­-hour senior crime awareness presentations at local senior housing facilities and centers.

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Posted on: May 15, 2013

5/15/2013 - Montgomery County Bomb Squad to be featured Wednesday on CBS 3 News

Norristown, Pa., (May 15, 2013) – The Boston Marathon bombings put all local bomb squads on notice and the Montgomery County Bomb Squad is paying attention. The bomb squad led by Unit Commander Sgt. Al Stewart, will be featured in a televised segment...

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Posted on: April 29, 2013

4/29/2013 - Sheriff’s Department Seeks to Expand Anti-Violence Program

Norristown, Pa., (April 29, 2013) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department seeks to expand the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program on Monday through the county’s public schools, court system and community events.

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Posted on: April 9, 2013

4/9/2013 - Sheriff's Department Congratulates 2013 Victim Services Center Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2013 Victim Services Center Matty Muir Award winners. Det. Mark D Wassmer of the West Norriton Police Department, Patricia Morris, Health and PE Teacher at Upper Merion S.D and to Siobhan Klinger a VSC Volunteer.

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Posted on: April 9, 2013

4/9/2013 - Sheriff’s Department Congratulates Four Members of Ches-Mont Emergency Response Team

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department extends its congratulations to four members of the Ches-Mont Emergency Response Team.

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Posted on: March 13, 2013

3/13/2013 - Sheriff's Department Staff to Speak at 2013 Housing Fair

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department staff will discuss Understanding Sheriff Sales at the Montgomery County Partners for Home Ownership 2013 Housing Fair on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

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