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January 2024 Honoree

February 2, 2024
Eric Davis Officer Eric Davis has over 30 years of experience and knowledge in law enforcement. Officer Davis has been with MCP for about two years. Officer Davis also trains and shares his wisdom and knowledge of law enforcement to new officers joining the Maryland Capitol Police. Officer Davis shows his dedication to the mission of the Maryland Capitol Police ...

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December Honoree

January 2, 2024
Haneef Goode, known to all as “Bam,” is a Baltimore Regional Manager with the Office of Facilities Management. Haneef has worked for DGS for nearly nine years. In that time, he completes his day-to-day job responsibilities, but he has also gone above and beyond to help anyone out who knows him. And, there are a lot of people that know ...

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November Honoree

January 2, 2024
Gilbert McCoy is a police officer for the Maryland Capitol Police and has been with the department for three years and eight months. On August 3rd, 2023, while conducting a patrol check at 100 Community Place, Officer McCoy noticed Mrs. Clemons on the northside lawn, who was unresponsive and needed medical attention. Officer McCoy quickly responded by rendering aid and ...

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Maryland Department of General Services Announces $19.5 Million Award to Support Renovations at the Maryland School for the Deaf

November 29, 2023
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services today announced the award of $19.5 million in funding to support construction services to the renovation of the Veditz Vocational Building at the Maryland School of the Deaf in Frederick, MD. The Maryland Board of Public Works approved the award, which will support a contract with Waynesboro Construction Company, located in ...

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Maryland Department of General Services Announces Improvement to Maryland Capitol Police K9 Unit

November 20, 2023
ANNAPOLIS, MD, – Today, the Maryland Department of General Services announced the addition of two new K9 officers to the Maryland Capitol Police Explosive Detection K9 Unit. Max, a yellow lab, and Frost, our first female black lab, have been added to the unit, giving the Maryland Capitol Police a total of six K9 officers.
“The Maryland Capitol Police Explosive Detection ...

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October Honoree

November 1, 2023
Sergeant Luke Montgomery came to the Maryland Capitol Police from the Baltimore City Sheriff department where he spent approximately 19 years, serving his community. Sgt. Montgomery is a hard-working supervisor, respectful and polite to all that he comes across. He does not shy away from a call for service and backs up his fellow officers from this agency and others.

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Maryland Leads by Example by Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emission in State Government Operations

October 5, 2023

BALTIMORE, MD – The  Maryland Department of General Services’ Office of Energy & Sustainability is today reporting an approximate  21% greenhouse gas emission reduction across the state agency building portfolio of 91.7 million square feet compared to 2018 levels. Maryland reported the emissions reduction through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the Better Climate Challenge, ...

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September Honoree

October 3, 2023
PCO Damara Knox-Harris has been with DGS for over 25 years. She started in March of 1998 as a Security Officer. Through the years she continued to work and attained the position of a PCO entailing the responsibilities to monitor radio transmissions over the two channels used by MCP, and three outside agency channels and monitor over 25 plus video ...

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August Honorees

August 29, 2023
Lakesha Watson always manages to go above and beyond for every piece of the job that she does. Lakesha continues to maintain a level of dedication and hard work for OSP. She handles and executes her work exceptionally. Lakesha has takes her time and ensures that her superior has all the necessary information and resources to assist them in their ...

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Maryland Recognized for Successful Sustainable Information Technology for Fourth Year in a Row

August 16, 2023
The Maryland Green Purchasing Committee Receives award for the Procurement of Information Technology
BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, chaired by the Maryland Department of General Services, was awarded the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, known as EPEAT, Purchaser Award for the state’s procurement of sustainable IT equipment. The award was presented by the Global Electronics Council.
“The Department of ...

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