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Mission Statement

The mission of the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is to safeguard life and property, preserve the peace, prevent and detect crime, enforce the law, and protect the rights of all citizens. The Department is committed to working in partnership with the community to identify and resolve issues that impact public safety.

Community Policing Philosophy

The Montgomery County Police Department embraces the concept of community policing as a philosophy and an organizational strategy. This approach allows the police and the community to work closely together in creative ways to solve the problems of crime or fear of crime, address physical and social disorder, and advance the overall quality of life in the community. This philosophy rests on the belief that the community deserves input into the process and that solutions to today's community problems require both the public and the police to address neighborhood concerns beyond a narrow focus on individual crime incidents. These partnerships and strategies have allowed the Department to address community concerns quickly, to improve the Department's ability to communicate with and better serve the community, and to enhance the Department's ability to accomplish its mission.


Budget Overview

The total approved FY22 Operating Budget for the Department of Police is $282,951,484, an increase of $1,504,844 or 0.53 percent from the FY21 Approved Budget of $281,446,640. Personnel Costs comprise 84.43 percent of the budget for 1,803 full-time position(s) and 205 part-time position(s), and a total of 1,869.36 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 15.57 percent of the FY22 budget.

In February 2020, the County Executive transmitted an update to the County Council related to ongoing efforts to identify no cost/low-cost reorganization efforts that will strengthen the delivery of priority outcomes, realign resources with policy objectives, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of County government. In FY22, MCPD will continue the implementation of the reorganization plan with the creation of a new Community Resources Bureau under the command of a civilian Assistant Chief, and the reallocation of 65 positions to better utilize available resources and improve service delivery.

The MCPD reorganization aligns to the County Executive's Reimaging Public Safety Initiative, which is to create a more equitable and inclusive Montgomery County by promoting safe neighborhoods and communities for all residents. The taskforce created under the initiative developed a set of recommendations that explore opportunities for reforms in public safety policies and programs that disproportionally impact communities of color. Among those recommendations, the taskforce suggests finding ways to shift certain non-policing responsibilities that have been defaulted to the MCPD, to other County agencies and community organizations.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following are emphasized:

  • Effective, Sustainable Government
  • Safe Neighborhoods


Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable), with multi-program measures displayed at the front of this section and program-specific measures shown with the relevant program. The FY21 estimates reflect funding based on the FY21 approved budget. The FY22 and FY23 figures are performance targets based on the FY22 approved budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY23.



  • During FY22, MCPD will undergo a reorganization to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its operational spending and deployment of personnel. An improved alignment between the organizational and financial structure of MCPD to the functional priorities of providing public safety to the residents of Montgomery County is the top priority of this initiative. The design and implementation of the reorganization will occur during FY22, and the results will be reflected in the County Executive's FY23 Recommended Budget. The proposed reorganization will not include abolishment of any vacant or filled positions within MCPD.
  • Organize department traffic enforcement resources to align with the Vision Zero initiative, including the expansion of the automated traffic enforcement unit.
  • New department vehicles will employ hybrid technology when possible to reduce vehicle emissions, improve gas mileage, and aid in reaching the County 2035 emissions goal.
  • Increase the number of internal affairs sergeants to reduce the caseload per investigator to allow for a more timely completion of administrative investigations.
  • The department will create a new Community Resources Bureau under the command of a civilian assistant chief.
  • To address the rate of attrition and increase recruitment in MCPD, the Winter Police Recruitment class will be increased by 12.
  • Replace 30-percent, or 200, of their taser inventory that are at the end of their useful life.
  • Reclassify four positions in support of the department's reorganization.
  • Implement year three of the plan to outfit all vehicles with Mobile Video Recording systems.


Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Deployed smart phones to all sworn personnel to provide a means to ensure data security, as well as provide a backup to our radio communications system.
  • Pursue the expansion of less lethal weapons to enhance the ability to subdue individuals while minimizing injuries.
  • Improve customer service and decrease staff workload by providing a means to obtain vehicle accident reports on-line.
  • Deploy new software in the crime lab to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the unit by revamping unit-wide workflows with streamlined, paperless processes.
  • Implement a records management system (RMS) that meets Federal and State requirements that will greatly improve the capability of the department's workflow.

Program Descriptions

  Office of the Chief

The Office of the Chief has responsibility for the overall management, direction, planning, and coordination of all MCPD programs and operations. The Chief is responsible for administering the Department in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and ensuring that organizational objectives are met.The mission of the Internal Affairs Division (IAD)...

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  Patrol Services

The Patrol Services Bureau (PSB) is the single largest bureau within the Montgomery County Police Department and is truly the "backbone" of the department. The Patrol Services Bureau operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is responsible for the most contacts with those that reside, work and...

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  Investigative Services

The mission of the Investigative Services Bureau (ISB) is to provide specialized investigative services in support of felony and misdemeanor offenses that occur in Montgomery County. These investigations are coordinated through the MCPD Major Crimes Division (MCD), Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID), Special Investigations Division (SID), Criminal Investigations Division (CID),...

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  Management Services

The Management Services Bureau (MSB) serves to enhance the priority of effective, sustainable government by providing administrative, managerial, and logistical support to all bureaus/programs in the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD). The MSB is responsible for providing fiscal, personnel, and technological resources and services to the Patrol Services Bureau (PSB),...

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  Field Services

The mission of the Field Services Bureau (FSB) is to provide specialized police services in support of other divisions within the police department and the residents of Montgomery County. These services are coordinated through the Special Operations Division (SOD), Traffic Division (TD), Public Information Division (PID), and the Security Services...

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Budget Trends
Program Contacts

Contact Neil Shorb of the Department of Police at 240.773.5237 or Taman Morris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2771 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
Salaries and Wages184469120.00177192490.00 173109380.00 182436593.003.0
Employee Benefits61808060.0056383616.00 54917399.00 56471764.000.2
County General Fund Personnel Costs246277180.00233576106.00 228026779.00 238908357.002.3
Operating Expenses43850754.0047410300.00 38394870.00 44043127.00-7.1
Capital Outlay203545.00295234.00 295234.00 0.00-100.0
County General Fund Expenditures290331479.00281281640.00 266716883.00 282951484.000.6
Full-Time1904.001831.00 1831.00 1803.00-1.5
Part-Time199.00206.00 206.00 205.00-0.5
FTEs1971.261897.86 1897.86 1869.36-1.5
Emergency 91110621575.0015000000.00 12250000.00 12000000.00-20.0
Miscellaneous Revenues1601798.00750000.00 750000.00 750000.000.0
Other Charges/Fees1757176.002156760.00 2002650.00 2031760.00-5.8
Other Fines/Forfeitures12300830.0018244500.00 3544500.00 18244500.000.0
Other Intergovernmental-3469.00250000.00 0.00 0.00-100.0
Other Licenses/Permits63924.0070000.00 70000.00 70000.000.0
Parking Fines2495.001010500.00 0.00 0.00-100.0
Pet Licenses375430.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Photo Red Light Citations2779670.004600000.00 1700000.00 3800000.00-17.4
Speed Camera Citations12917084.0018985000.00 13200000.00 14985000.00-21.1
State Aid: Police Protection18264294.0014324844.00 14324844.00 14324844.000.0
Vehicle/Bike Auction Proceeds763571.001150000.00 1150000.00 1150000.000.0
County General Fund Revenues61444378.0076541604.00 48991994.00 67356104.00-12.0
Salaries and Wages511681.00109102.00 109102.00 -11099.00-110.2
Employee Benefits55087.0038898.00 38898.00 11099.00-71.5
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs566768.00148000.00 148000.00 0.00-100.0
Operating Expenses606876.0017000.00 17000.00 0.00-100.0
Capital Outlay81591.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures1255235.00165000.00 165000.00 0.00-100.0
Full-Time1.001.00 1.00 0.00-100.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs1.001.00 1.00 0.00-100.0
Federal Grants93474.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Miscellaneous Revenues55598.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
State Grants885248.00165000.00 165000.00 0.00-100.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues1034320.00165000.00 165000.00 0.00-100.0
Total Expenditures291586714.00281446640.00 266881883.00 282951484.000.5
Total Full-Time Positions1905.001832.00 1832.00 1803.00-1.6
Total Part-Time Positions199.00206.00 206.00 205.00-0.5
Total FTEs1972.261898.86 1898.86 1869.36-1.6
Total Revenues62478698.0076706604.00 49156994.00 67356104.00-12.2
FY22 Approved Changes
Changes (with service impacts)
Enhance: Winter POC Recruitment Class Size [Management Services]6495180.00
Enhance: Electronic Control Weapons (aka Tasers) Program [Management Services]5703900.00
Enhance: Internal Affairs Division (IAD) Sergeants [Office of the Chief]1903622.00
Eliminate: Vacant Office Services Coordinator Position in Record Management (IMTD) [Management Services]-43545-0.50
Eliminate: One Abandoned Vehicle Code Enforcement Specialist Position from the Vehicle Recovery Section [Management Services]-65881-1.00
Eliminate: Eliminate One Office Services Coordinator Position from the Major Crimes Division (MCD) [Investigative Services]-74641-1.00
Eliminate: One Crime Analyst Position from the Information Management and Technology Division (IMTD) [Management Services]-86886-1.00
Eliminate: Vacant PSC Shift Operations Manager Position [Management Services]-105346-1.00
Eliminate: One Police Officer Position from the SWAT Unit in the Special Operations Division (SOD) [Field Services]-113882-1.00
Eliminate: One Police Officer Position from the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) in the Traffic Division (TD) [Field Services]-113882-1.00
Eliminate: One Police Officer Position from the K9 unit in the Special Operations Division (SOD) [Field Services]-113882-1.00
Eliminate: One Police Officer Position from the Emergency Services Unit (ESU) in the Special Operations Division (SOD) [Field Services]-113882-1.00
Eliminate: Pooled background Specialists in the Personnel Division [Management Services]-1891780.00
Eliminate: Two Police Officer Positions from the Centralized Traffic Section in the Traffic Division (TD) [Field Services]-227763-2.00
Eliminate: Operational Expense Savings from Eliminated Positions [Management Services]-2850000.00
Eliminate: Central Auto Theft Section (CATS) in the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) [Investigative Services]-480685-4.00
Eliminate: Five School Resource Officer Positions Designated for MCPS middle schools [Patrol Services]-569408-5.00
Eliminate: Five Police Officer Positions from the Patrol Investigations unit [Patrol Services]-569408-5.00
Eliminate: One Traffic Complaint Officer Position from all 6 Districts [Patrol Services]-683289-6.00
Reduce: Reduce MCPD operating expenses department-wide [Management Services]-14923400.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment53556830.00
Increase Cost: FY22 Compensation Adjustment40770240.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment7817020.00
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment7190650.00
Increase Cost: Upgrades to Mobile Video System [Management Services]4713120.00
Increase Cost: Contractual Operating Expense Changes [Management Services]625140.00
Increase Cost: Position Reclassifications for MCPD Reorganization [Management Services]624190.00
Increase Cost: Replacement of Lost UASI Grants [Management Services]300000.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY21 Lapsed Positions262320.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of PSCC Next Generation 9-1-1 / Text 9-1-1 Contract [Management Services]8100.00
Decrease Cost: FY21 Personnel Cost of New Positions in FY20 Winter Recruit Class [Management Services]-123140.00
Decrease Cost: Lapse One Information Technology Technician III from the Information Management and Technology Division (IMTD) for Half of FY22 [Management Services]-390000.00
Decrease Cost: Civilianize One Sergeant from the Evidence Unit [Management Services]-470920.00
Decrease Cost: Civilianize One Sergeant position from the Personnel Division [Management Services]-470920.00
Decrease Cost: Print and Mail Adjustment-484630.00
Decrease Cost: Lapse One IT Supervisor Position from the Information Management and Technology Division (IMTD) for Half of FY22 [Management Services]-700000.00
Decrease Cost: Duty Ballistic Body Armor- Master Lease [Management Services]-2909140.00
Decrease Cost: Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY21-7314660.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY21 Personnel Costs-18055810.00
Decrease Cost: Reduce Funding for Next Gen 911 in Anticipation of State Aid [Management Services]-29063670.00
FY22 APPROVED2829514841869.36
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Re-align: Loss of Grant Funding from Vehicle Theft Prevention Council [Investigative Services]-165000-1.00
Program Summary
Program NameFY21 APPR
Field Services38167210218.0038981983217.30
Investigative Services41108805299.0043485703309.50
Management Services82872479433.8675488225377.06
Office of the Chief260088513.00328256218.00
Patrol Services116697261935.00121713011947.50
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY21
Animal ServicesGeneral Fund1188011.001117251.00
Emergency Management and Homeland SecurityGrant Fund1200000.701200000.70
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
FY22 Approved282951.000000282951.000000282951.000000282951.000000282951.000000282951.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY220.000000-882.000000-882.000000-882.000000-882.000000-882.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY22, including tasers, mobile video unit upgrades, and a portion of the reclassification costs associated with the MCPD reorganization, will be eliminated from the base in the outyears.
Restoration of Costs to Pre-COVID-19 Levels0.0000004399.0000004399.0000004399.0000004399.0000004399.000000
Restoration of costs that were eliminated in the operating budget development year to return to pre-COVID-19 service delivery levels.
Restore One-Time Lapse Increase0.000000109.000000109.000000109.000000109.000000109.000000
Labor Contracts0.0000003540.0000003540.0000003540.0000003540.0000003540.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures282951.000000290116.000000290116.000000290116.000000290116.000000290116.000000