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Mission Statement

The mission of the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is to safeguard life and property, preserve the peace, prevent and detect crime, enforce the law, and protect the rights of all citizens. The Department is committed to working in partnership with the community to identify and resolve issues that impact public safety.

Community Policing Philosophy

The Montgomery County Police Department embraces the concept of community policing as a philosophy and an organizational strategy. This approach allows the police and the community to work closely together in creative ways to solve the problems of crime or fear of crime, address physical and social disorder, and advance the overall quality of life in the community. This philosophy rests on the belief that the community deserves input into the process and that solutions to today's community problems require both the public and the police to address neighborhood concerns beyond a narrow focus on individual crime incidents. These partnerships and strategies have allowed the Department to address community concerns quickly, to improve the Department's ability to communicate with and better serve the community, and to enhance the Department's ability to accomplish its mission.


Budget Overview

The total recommended FY23 Operating Budget for the Department of Police is $295,656,915, an increase of $12,705,431 or 4.49 percent from the FY22 Approved Budget of $282,951,484. Personnel Costs comprise 84.65 percent of the budget for 1,825 full-time position(s) and 207 part-time position(s), and a total of 1,891.96 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 15.35 percent of the FY23 budget.

In July 2020, County Executive Marc Elrich announced his vision of Reimaging Public Safety in Montgomery County. This initiative is intended to identify and address bias and institutional racism in public safety, collect and analyze relevant data on police practice, and develop new policies for ensuring the safety of our neighborhoods. A taskforce consisting of staff from MCPD, Health and Human Services, the Office of the County Attorney, Human Resources, the Office of Management and Budget, and the County Council has convened to explore these objectives. Included in the FY23 Recommended Budget are items that are directly associated with the Reimagining Public Safety Initiative.

  • In accordance with Chapter 59 of 2021, the FY23 budget funds the Police Accountability Board and the Administrative Charging Committee which will review police data, investigate disciplinary infractions perpetrated by an officer, and provide administrative rulings on findings of police misconduct.
  • Three additional civilian staff are provided to collect and compile data requested as part of a public information query. Maryland's Public Information Act (PIA) grants broad rights of access to public records, and these positions will provide MCPD with the resources needed to fulfill these requests.
  • Two additional sworn staff will support the internal random review of police footage to make assessments of compliance against established Montgomery County police procedure.
  • 300 additional body-worn cameras are funded to implement the requirements of Bill 18-21 which stipulates that each uniformed officer be provided with a recording device.
  • Additional funding will support the purchase of non-lethal pepper-ball guns which can be used to disperse crowds or subdue a suspect without the use of deadly force.
  • An agreement between the Rockville Police Department and Montgomery County Health and Human Services will create a Community Crisis Intervention Team which will respond to public safety situations involving individuals that are mentally ill, developmentally disabled, or experiencing trauma in their lives.
  • An additional psychologist in the Office of Human Resources will provide ongoing mental health assessments to sworn Montgomery County Police Department and Sheriff's Office staff.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following are emphasized:

  • Safe Neighborhoods
  • Effective, Sustainable Government


Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable), with multi-program measures displayed at the front of this section and program-specific measures shown with the relevant program. The FY22 estimates reflect funding based on the FY22 approved budget. The FY23 and FY24 figures are performance targets based on the FY23 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY24.



  • Development of a License Plate Reader and Security Camera deployment plan for the 3rd District - Silver Spring which will add resources to addressing crime deterrence and crime solving in the Central Business District.
  • The Montgomery County Police Department will conduct a workload analysis of police officers in each of the County's six districts to determine appropriate staffing levels and establish operational efficiency. This analysis will be ongoing and initial findings are projected to be available during FY23.
  • MCPD will implement biennial mental health assessments for all current and incoming Police Officers beginning in FY23.
  • The Recruitment Unit will receive an additional police officer and a civilian administrative support position to improve recruitment efforts and to attract the best talent to Montgomery County's police force.
  • The Community Resources Bureau will increase the number of police officers that receive crisis intervention training which will, in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services, improve the public safety response to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. In addition, the Bureau is coordinating community engagement events and surveys to improve MCPD's violence intervention initiatives.


Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Incorporate unmanned aerial systems and ground robotics into calls for service with the goal of using these technologies to locate missing individuals, document evidence, and increase public safety.
  • The Safe Traffic Incident Management System is a key element of the Vision Zero Initiative and its goal of reducing traffic fatalities to zero by 2030. The Traffic Operations Division, in collaboration with the County's Vision Zero Coordinator, will monitor relevant data to ensure that trends are consistent with the Initiative's goals.

Program Descriptions

  Office of the Chief

The Office of the Chief has responsibility for the overall management, direction, planning, and coordination of all MCPD programs and operations. The Chief is responsible for administering the Department in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and ensuring that organizational objectives are met.The mission of the Internal Affairs Division (IAD)...

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  Patrol Services

The Patrol Services Bureau (PSB) is the single largest bureau within the Montgomery County Police Department and is truly the "backbone" of the department. The Patrol Services Bureau operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is responsible for the most contacts with those that reside, work and...

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  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),...

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  Management Services

The Management Services Bureau (MSB) is responsible for providing fiscal, personnel, and technological resources and services to all bureaus and programs within the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) in the following ways:Provide the safe and secure storage and preservation of evidence, property, and currency taken into custody by department personnel...

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  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), and the Security Services Division (SSD).FSB accomplishes its...

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  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...

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Budget Trends
Program Contacts

Contact Assistant Chief Darren Francke of the Department of Police at 240.773.5041 or Taman Morris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2771 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
Salaries and Wages168165599.00182436593.00 178371909.00 196264099.007.6
Employee Benefits53243076.0056471764.00 55228487.00 54019865.00-4.3
County General Fund Personnel Costs221408675.00238908357.00 233600396.00 250283964.004.8
Operating Expenses37118107.0044043127.00 44047166.00 45372951.003.0
Capital Outlay248632.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
County General Fund Expenditures258775414.00282951484.00 277647562.00 295656915.004.5
Full-Time1831.001803.00 1803.00 1825.001.2
Part-Time206.00205.00 205.00 207.001.0
FTEs1897.861869.36 1869.36 1891.961.2
Emergency 91111863570.0012000000.00 12000000.00 12000000.000.0
Miscellaneous Revenues1440895.00750000.00 900000.00 750000.000.0
Other Charges/Fees1506194.002031760.00 1811110.00 1811110.00-10.9
Other Fines/Forfeitures1958134.0018244500.00 11244500.00 11244500.00-38.4
Other Intergovernmental2547.000.00 250000.00 250000.000.0
Other Licenses/Permits74725.0070000.00 70000.00 70000.000.0
Parking Fines364.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Photo Red Light Citations1974894.003800000.00 3365000.00 3365000.00-11.4
Speed Camera Citations11285515.0014985000.00 11517000.00 13500000.00-9.9
State Aid: Police Protection14415447.0014324844.00 14324844.00 20484527.0043.0
Vehicle/Bike Auction Proceeds1419909.001150000.00 1400000.00 1150000.000.0
County General Fund Revenues45942194.0067356104.00 56882454.00 64625137.00-4.1
Salaries and Wages21475907.00-11099.00 -11099.00 0.00-100.0
Employee Benefits23235.0011099.00 11099.00 0.00-100.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs21499142.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses1149061.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Capital Outlay226645.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures22874848.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Full-Time1.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs1.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Federal Grants21795759.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Miscellaneous Revenues14402.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
State Grants863388.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues22673549.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total Expenditures281650262.00282951484.00 277647562.00 295656915.004.5
Total Full-Time Positions1832.001803.00 1803.00 1825.001.2
Total Part-Time Positions206.00205.00 205.00 207.001.0
Total FTEs1898.861869.36 1869.36 1891.961.2
Total Revenues68615743.0067356104.00 56882454.00 64625137.00-4.1
FY23 Recommended Changes
Changes (with service impacts)
Enhance: Phase One of the Consolidation of Fire Dispatch at the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) [Management Services]72024115.00
Add: 300 Body-worn Cameras for Implementation of Bill 18-21 [Office of the Chief]5872150.00
Add: 90 Mobile Video Cameras including Cloud Storage and Maintenance [Management Services]2120900.00
Enhance: Two Sergeants for Random Reviews of Police Footage [Office of the Chief]1779482.00
Add: Police Officer and Administrative Specialist for Recruitment Unit [Management Services]1778192.00
Enhance: Two Civilian Positions to Support Timely Collection and Compilation of Data for Maryland Public Information Act Requests [Management Services]1683232.00
Enhance: Add Funding to Acquire Non-lethal Protective Instrument (Pepperball Guns) [Management Services]900000.00
Enhance: One Information Technology Specialist II to Support Timely Footage and File Redaction for Maryland Public Information Act Requests [Office of the Chief]807821.00
Add: Two Additional Crossing Guards for New School [Field Services]428750.60
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY23 Compensation Adjustment131974540.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY22 Compensation Increases35395610.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY22 Personnel Costs15716520.00
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment11902640.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail Adjustment124540.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of PSCC Next Generation 911 and Text 911 Contract [Management Services]14860.00
Decrease Cost: Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY22-8816220.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-81831110.00
FY23 RECOMMENDED2956569151891.96
Program Summary
Program NameFY22 APPR
Community Resources00.00548749539.00
Field Services38981983217.3043373916240.90
Investigative Services43485703309.5045118991312.50
Management Services75488225377.0679079960392.06
Office of the Chief328256218.00380337623.00
Patrol Services121713011947.50118793177884.50
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY22
Animal ServicesGeneral Fund1117251.001117251.00
Emergency Management and Homeland SecurityGrant Fund1200000.701200000.70
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
FY23 Recommended295657.000000295657.000000295657.000000295657.000000295657.000000295657.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Annualization of Positions Recommended in FY230.000000402.000000402.000000402.000000402.000000402.000000
New positions in the FY23 budget are generally assumed to be filled at least two months after the fiscal year begins. Therefore, the above amounts reflect annualization of these positions in the outyears.
Elimination of One-Time Items Recommended in FY230.000000-547.000000-547.000000-547.000000-547.000000-547.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY23, including certain operating expenses for new positions, additional body-worn and mobile video cameras, and pepper-ball guns, will be eliminated from the base in the outyears.
Labor Contracts0.0000006257.0000006257.0000006257.0000006257.0000006257.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures295657.000000301769.000000301769.000000301769.000000301769.000000301769.000000