Ellsworth Place mall at 8661 Colesville Road is hoping to reassure patrons at a time when crime in downtown Silver Spring is regularly making headlines and TV news material. In an Instagram post, the mall touts its recent hire of a new private security firm to patrol the property. "Cognizance Protection is a premier protection and security services firm with a vast network of highly trained and vetted protection specialists," the post says. "It's under the leadership of a decorated detective with the Montgomery County Police Department. We're doing our best to protect our #1 priority - YOU!" Montgomery County Government has just placed a surveillance camera on Ellsworth Drive outside the mall.
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