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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 MCPD and the residents of Montgomery County. These services are coordinated through the Special Operations Division (SOD), Traffic Operations Division (TOD), 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 Montgomery County Police 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;
  • Participating in community engagement activities designed to educate, build trust, and sustain relationships with those we serve; and
  • 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 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 Managed Search Operations Team (MSOT) responses to missing-at-risk calls1,0121,1141,2001,2501,300
Average Citations per Automated Speed and Red Light Cameras 14,2801,8092,5002,0001,500
Number of traffic collisions in Montgomery County10,05810,07710,00010,0009,500
1  FY23-FY25 projections reflect 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. FY23 decrease incorporates the program's success at modifying driver behavior through the presence of cameras. The program was recently included in the published "Safe System Approach for Speed Management" report from the Federal Highway Administration.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved46962316238.10
Increase Cost: Security Guard Contractual Rate Increases14000000.00
Enhance: Drone Program Annualization and Expansion for Quick and Efficient Police Response in Gaithersburg, Germantown, and Bethesda.7735000.00
Increase Cost: Contract Increases for Red Light and Speed Camera Program1477660.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-2980498.00
FY25 Recommended48985533246.10