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Program Description

  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), and the Crime Laboratory.

The Investigative Services Bureau is responsible for providing investigative and forensic services directed at preventing and deterring future victimization of those that reside, work, or travel in Montgomery County. This is accomplished through:

  • Conducting investigations and forensic examinations aimed at identifying suspect(s) responsible for perpetrating crime with the goal of successfully prosecuting them.
  • Providing victim assistance and services to help limit the negative consequences of being a crime victim.
  • Developing positive relationships with the residents and the business community in Montgomery County by conducting proactive and follow-up investigations which helps reduce victimization, helps victims recover property, prevents future crimes from reoccurring, and helps build a level of trust and cooperation with the community.
  • Sharing information and working cooperatively with Federal, State and local law enforcement partners to address ongoing crime problems in the county.

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.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Lab examinations completed by the Montgomery County Police Crime Lab12,50810,80111,50012,00012,500
Crime investigation and closure rate: Violent crime41.8%57.3%50.0%60.0%65.0%
Crime investigation and closure rate: Property crime 121.9%17.9%21.0%25.0%30.0%
Fatal overdoses from opioids 24476705040
1  These numbers are in a constant state of change as officers and detectives continue to work on cases.
2  This number represents only those fatal overdoses that the MCPD responded to or was otherwise notified of.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved41108805299.00
Eliminate: Eliminate One Office Services Coordinator Position from the Major Crimes Division (MCD)-74641-1.00
Re-align: Loss of Grant Funding from Vehicle Theft Prevention Council-165000-1.00
Eliminate: Central Auto Theft Section (CATS) in the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) -480685-4.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.309722416.50
FY22 Approved43485703309.50