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Program Description

  Patrol Services

The Patrol Services Bureau (PSB) is responsible for providing direct police patrol services to the public through the six District Stations. Personnel provide initial response to incidents; identify crime, traffic, and community hot spots; and work in partnership with residents to solve problems of mutual concern. This bureau provides specially trained units such as the District Traffic Section, Special Assignment Team (SAT), District Community Action Team (DCAT), and School Resource Officers (SROs) to support preventive methods of crime suppression through planning, education, and community involvement, and to actively pursue and apprehend those involved in serious and high-risk crimes. In addition, the Community Engagement Division (CED) is responsible for outreach throughout the County to engage citizens in their neighborhoods, places of worship, and in the business community.

The District Traffic Sections enforce traffic laws and support efforts for overall collision reduction. The Special Assignment Teams employ undercover surveillance as an effective crime fighting tool in situations such as drug and weapons offenses and where the mitigation of crime trends are enhanced by the deployment of officers in street clothes. The DCATs are deployed to conduct targeted enforcement operations in response to identified crime increases and crime trends. These teams engage the community in community policing efforts to sustain improvements achieved through joint partnership efforts. The SROs are deployed in public high schools for protection while also providing mentoring, mediation, and educational services to all stakeholders in the school system with the goal of preventing crimes before they occur.

Program Contacts

Contact Neil Shorb of the Department of Police at 240.773.5237 or Richard H. Harris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2795 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved115048710934.50
Restore: One-time Savings for FY19 Salaries and Operating Expense for 6 Sworn Positions10313390.00
Add: Two School Resource Officers for Middle Schools1225142.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2893027-11.50
FY20 Approved119095590925.00