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Program Description

  Patrol Services

The Patrol Services Bureau (PSB) is the largest bureau within the Montgomery County Police Department. It operates 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week and is responsible for the most contacts with those that reside, work and travel within Montgomery County. The PSB currently consists of six districts - Rockville (1D), Bethesda (2D), Silver Spring (3D), Wheaton (4D), Germantown (5D), and Gaithersburg (6D).

PSB consists of several specially trained units, including the District Traffic Officers, Special Assignment Teams (SAT), District Community Action Teams (DCAT), Patrol Investigations Unit (PIU), and Community Services Officers (CSO). PSB is responsible for providing priority and routine services to the public, directed at preventing, deterring and responding to crime throughout Montgomery County with the primary goal of building trust, and developing and maintaining strong relationships between the department and the communities we serve, as part of the department's community policing philosophy. This is accomplished through:

  • Enforcing proactively, by recognizing problems and preventing criminal activity, to prevent victimization;
  • Responding to calls for service regarding criminal situations and providing general (non-emergency/non-enforcement) public assistance;
  • Identifying victims of crimes and providing victim assistance;
  • Enforcing traffic laws with the specific goal of reducing traffic collisions while promoting traffic and pedestrian safety and education;
  • Educating the public in crime prevention methods;
  • Protecting students and facilities within Montgomery County Public Schools; and
  • Participating in community engagement efforts with the residents and business communities of Montgomery County to promote cooperative, transparent, and trusting partnerships.

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
Percent of County residents satisfied with police services 176%N/A90%90%90%
1  Satisfaction scores from biannual Countywide resident survey.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved127890550876.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.31538390.50
FY25 Recommended131044389876.50