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Program Description

  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) is to conduct fair, unbiased, and timely investigations into allegations of misconduct on the part of officers and professional staff employees of the Police Department. IAD strives to maintain an environment of unparalleled integrity and accountability through comprehensive proactive and reactive investigations, inspections, and adjudication of misconduct so that the department's internal and external stakeholders have confidence and trust in the ability of the MCPD to execute its mission with the highest possible standards of impartiality, fairness, mutual trust, respect, and accountability. IAD also collects extensive statistical data for review, assessment, and trends on an ongoing basis to provide advice and recommendations to the Chief of Police.

The Professional Accountability Division (PAD) ensures compliance with established policies, procedures, and legislative mandates through internal inspections and audits of all bureaus, divisions, and sections. Section 35-3(i) of the Montgomery County Code mandates that the Chief of Police establish an internal inspections program to ensure that the department is operating within established policies, procedures, and legislative mandates. This division assists the Chief of Police to ensure that the department is operating within established parameters. PAD is comprised of 3 sections: Accreditation, Staff Inspections and Audits, and Quality Assurance.

The Public Information Office (PIO) disseminates information to the public on matters of interest and safety through both traditional and social media outlets.

Program Contacts

Contact Assistant Chief Darren Francke of the Department of Police at 240.773.5041 or Derrick Harrigan of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2759 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of X (formerly Twitter) followers for Montgomery County Police104,078109,400114,555120,282126,296
Average number of days for formal investigation to be completed18090909090
Number of external complaints against police 1206104178100100
1  FY23 - The decrease is reflective of a decrease in traffic enforcement encounters and an increase in ICAT training which focuses on de-escalation techniques.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved176251423.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.81773611.00
FY25 Recommended993987524.00