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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 approved FY24 Operating Budget for the Department of Police is $312,520,754, an increase of $16,019,176 or 5.40 percent from the FY23 Approved Budget of $296,501,578. Personnel Costs comprise 85.05 percent of the budget for 1,817 full-time position(s) and 224 part-time position(s), and a total of 1,903.10 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 14.95 percent of the FY24 budget.

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 FY24 estimates reflect funding based on the FY24 approved budget. The FY25 and FY26 figures are performance targets based on the FY25 approved budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY26.



  • Enhance real time crime fighting by adding funds for the expansion of FUSUS software which tracks technologies related to cameras, license plate readers, and the Drone as First Responder (DFR) Program.

  • Expand the innovative Drone as First Responder program allowing for quick and efficient police response to incidents in Bethesda, Germantown/Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Wheaton.

  • Add funds to enable the department to better respond to community requests for increased transparency through digitization of critical historical records catalogs.
  • Add funds to execute an external workload analysis and staffing study to address staffing challenges.
  • Add funds for eSoph background investigation software to manage background investigations.
  • Fund the expansion of the Police Cadet program to bolster the recruitment of police officers.
  • Add funds for NeoGov employee evaluation software to provide a centralized solution that increases efficiency and effectiveness in completing employee performance evaluation for the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Municipal & County Government Employees Organization/United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1994 (MCGEO).
  • Add funds to expand the Police Department's technology maintenance contract which provides comprehensive packaging and/or bundling of technological improvements including license plate readers, body worn cameras, data storage, tasers, and virtual reality.


Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • MCPD expanded the Drone as First Responder Pilot program, which is an end-to-end public safety drone program, to increase the effectiveness of police response and to reduce incidences of unnecessary use of force through improved surveillance and information on calls. Information on whether a suspect is armed can inform and improve officer decision-making.

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 largest bureau within the Montgomery County Police Department. It operates 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week and is responsible for the most contacts with those that reside, work and travel within Montgomery County. The PSB currently consists of six districts...

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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 MCPD in the following ways:Provide the safe and secure storage and preservation of evidence, property, and currency taken into custody by department personnel or authorized allied agencies;Receive...

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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 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...

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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 Derrick Harrigan of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2759 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
Salaries and Wages186482926.00208613161.00 198561788.00 215786621.003.4
Employee Benefits50641318.0057183263.00 56694820.00 64959179.0013.6
County General Fund Personnel Costs237124244.00265796424.00 255256608.00 280745800.005.6
Operating Expenses53843530.0046724330.00 49848239.00 48414371.003.6
Capital Outlay1024020.000.00 0.00 946396.000.0
County General Fund Expenditures291991794.00312520754.00 305104847.00 330106567.005.6
Full-Time1826.001830.00 1830.00 1802.00-1.5
Part-Time220.00224.00 224.00 202.00-9.8
FTEs1897.901903.10 1903.10 1880.85-1.2
Other Licenses/Permits58970.0070000.00 70000.00 70000.000.0
Other Charges/Fees2003363.001811110.00 2000000.00 2000000.0010.4
Other Fines/Forfeitures11879117.0011244500.00 11244500.00 11244500.000.0
Photo Red Light Citations2132988.003365000.00 3365000.00 3365000.000.0
Speed Camera Citations8510735.0013500000.00 11000000.00 11000000.00-18.5
Emergency 91112594758.0012000000.00 15000000.00 15000000.0025.0
Other Intergovernmental209600.00250000.00 100000.00 100000.00-60.0
State Aid: Police Protection20428375.0017194527.00 16374595.00 16374595.00-4.8
Miscellaneous Revenues1534110.00750000.00 1500000.00 750000.000.0
Vehicle/Bike Auction Proceeds2559080.001150000.00 2000000.00 1750000.0052.2
County General Fund Revenues61911096.0061335137.00 62654095.00 61654095.000.5
Salaries and Wages380147.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits15050.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs395197.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses1853070.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Capital Outlay240628.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures2488895.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Federal Grants904550.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
State Grants1385281.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues2289831.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total Expenditures294480689.00312520754.00 305104847.00 330106567.005.6
Total Full-Time Positions1826.001830.00 1830.00 1802.00-1.5
Total Part-Time Positions220.00224.00 224.00 202.00-9.8
Total FTEs1897.901903.10 1903.10 1880.85-1.2
Total Revenues64200927.0061335137.00 62654095.00 61654095.000.5
FY25 Approved Changes
Changes (with service impacts)
Enhance: Drone Program Annualization and Expansion for Quick and Efficient Police Response in Gaithersburg, Germantown, and Bethesda. [Field Services]7735000.00
Enhance: Public Safety Training Academy Cadet Program [Management Services]4954980.00
Enhance: FUSUS Platform [Investigative Services]1600000.00
Add: External Workload Analysis and Staffing Study [Office of the Chief]1600000.00
Enhance: Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) - Digitization [Management Services]760000.00
Add: Mandated Public Safety Training Academy Training in Accordance with Bill 17-21 [Management Services]405000.00
Add: NeoGov Employee Evaluation Software: Perform [Management Services]362340.00
Add: eSoph Background Investigation Software [Management Services]345250.00
Add: Forensic Crime Lab Accredidation [Investigative Services]144590.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY25 Compensation Adjustment99944940.00
Restore: FY24 One-time Lapse Adjustment [Management Services]83174450.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY24 Compensation Increases41644720.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment33419070.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY24 Personnel Costs31739100.00
Increase Cost: Overtime Adjustment20000000.00
Increase Cost: Technology Maintenance Cost [Management Services]16000000.00
Increase Cost: Security Guard Contractual Rate Increases [Field Services]14000000.00
Technical Adj: Cadets Added in FY23 [Management Services]2215884.75
Increase Cost: Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY242192940.00
Increase Cost: Legal Demand to Obtain Evidence from Telecommunication Companies [Investigative Services]2000000.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY24 Lapsed Positions1538890.00
Increase Cost: Contract Increases for Red Light and Speed Camera Program [Field Services]1477660.00
Increase Cost: Leads Online Pawn Investigative Software for Criminal Investigations [Investigative Services]886250.00
Increase Cost: Uniform Dry Cleaning and Alteration Services Contractual Increase [Management Services]750000.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail257270.00
Increase Cost: MCGEO Meal Replacement Increase [Management Services]106740.00
Technical Adj: FTE Adjustment [Management Services]02.00
Shift: Transfer Vacant Position from Police to Office of Labor Relations to Support Countywide Labor and Employee Relations Functions [Community Resources]-151712-1.00
Shift: Chargebacks from the Police Department to the Office of the County Attorney [Management Services]-216376-1.00
Technical Adj: Correct Elimination of One-Time Items Funded in FY24 [Community Resources]-4385880.00
Decrease Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment-18704790.00
Re-align: Elimination of Long-Term Vacancies [Management Services]-2955596-27.00
Decrease Cost: Lapse Adjustment-137069430.00
FY25 APPROVED3301065671880.85
Program Summary
Program NameFY24 APPR
Community Resources752401048.00689651840.00
Field Services46962316238.1048985533246.10
Investigative Services50009602317.0053013010315.50
Management Services78371762401.0080375472377.75
Office of the Chief176251423.00979164525.00
Patrol Services127890550876.00131044389876.50
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY24
Animal ServicesGeneral Fund00.001606701.00
Emergency Management and Homeland SecurityGrant Fund00.001200000.70
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
FY25 Approved330107.000000330107.000000330107.000000330107.000000330107.000000330107.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY250.000000-2396.000000-2396.000000-2396.000000-2396.000000-2396.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY25, including overtime, Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) program costs, FUSUS Platform, and external workload analysis, will be eliminated from the base in the out-years.
Restore One-Time Lapse Increase0.00000013707.00000013707.00000013707.00000013707.00000013707.000000
Restores one-time lapse adjustment due to higher-than-average vacancies.
Labor Contracts0.0000002184.0000002184.0000002184.0000002184.0000002184.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures330107.000000343602.000000343602.000000343602.000000343602.000000343602.000000