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Program Description

  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 Division (SSD).

FSB accomplishes its purpose by partnering with other divisions and the community to enhance and further the overall mission of the department. This is accomplished through:

  • Traffic safety education, engineering, and enforcement which addresses both vehicle and pedestrian safety.
  • Safety and security of County employees, visitors, facilities, and property utilizing physical security measures, policies that incorporate the industry's best practices, and education.
  • Disseminating information to the public on matters of interest and safety through both traditional media routes and current social media outlets.
  • Participating in community engagement activities designed to educate and build trust and sustain relationships with those we serve.
  • The use of units that have specialized equipment and/or training that enables them to provide unique support and functions to the department and community.

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
Managed Search Operations Team (MSOT) responses to missing-at-risk calls7829891,0001,1001,200
Twitter followers for Montgomery County Police81,73293,220104,708116,196127,684
Average Citations per Automated Speed and Red Light Cameras 13,3423,0853,4003,7004,000
Number of traffic collisions in Montgomery County22,23118,45819,00017,08215,441
1  The targets are not true targets (i.e., requirements or quotas). Rather, they are the projected averages based on an increase of 50 speed cameras and 25 red light cameras over the next two years. Any change in the number of cameras deployed will affect the targets.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved38167210218.00
Eliminate: One Police Officer Position from the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) in the Traffic Division (TD)-113882-1.00
Eliminate: One Police Officer Position from the K9 unit in the Special Operations Division (SOD)-113882-1.00
Eliminate: One Police Officer Position from the Emergency Services Unit (ESU) in the Special Operations Division (SOD)-113882-1.00
Eliminate: One Police Officer Position from the SWAT Unit in the Special Operations Division (SOD)-113882-1.00
Eliminate: Two Police Officer Positions from the Centralized Traffic Section in the Traffic Division (TD)-227763-2.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.14980645.30
FY22 Approved38981983217.30