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Program Description

  Community Resources

The Community Resources Bureau embraces the philosophy of community policing which highlights the importance of working in partnership with our communities to identify and resolve public safety issues. MCPD acknowledges and fully supports the use of this philosophy regarding the department's interaction with Montgomery County Public Schools and the Maryland Center for School Safety. This bureau coordinates the operations of the Community Engagement Division and the Policy and Planning Division.

The Community Engagement Division (CED) directs the Community Engagement Officers, Community Outreach, the Crisis Response Support Section, and Peer Support. Together these operations provide positive outreach encounters and confidential support to community members by:

  • Delivering high-quality customer service;
  • Providing effective and accurate communication with department and community members while being both responsive and transparent;
  • Helping to build trust and establish legitimacy of the police department within our communities;
  • Encouraging community engagement and outreach; and
  • Serving as a liaison between the MCPD and Federal, State, and local government agencies.

The Policy and Planning Division is responsible for policy development, planning and research activities, and ensuring compliance with department policies, procedures, and standards.

  • The Policy Development Section develops and updates departmental directives, forms, and other policy documents for department-wide distribution and may assist with inspections and audits of departmental units to ensure proper administrative and operational controls are being followed.
  • The Planning and Research Section coordinates long-term strategic planning, research, and analysis in addition to various special projects for the department as well as for public and private partners.

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 community engagement events 1530223240280320
Number of Use of Force incidents 29821,5741,6001,5501,500
1  Decrease incorporates moving away from virtual meetings to more time-demanding in-person interactions.
2  Increase due to new UOF policy and pointing of service weapon criteria. Projected increase due to July 1, 2022, legislation - counteract physical struggle changed to the intentional use of any physical effort(s) by law enforcement other than compliant handcuffing or unresisted escorting in order to control, restrain, or place an individual in custody.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved752401048.00
Shift: Transfer Vacant Position from Police to Office of Labor Relations to Support Countywide Labor and Employee Relations Functions-151712-1.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-475780-7.00
FY25 Recommended689651840.00