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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

This budget advances major recommendations made in the final Effective Law Enforcement For All (ELE4A) report by investing in education and training for our force, creating a Civilian Curriculum Developer to oversee efforts in rewriting the existing curriculum and training documents to support the shift to "guardian" culture, and adding six new civilian public safety instructors to improve officer firearms training in the use of deadly force. The ELE4A report identifies the importance of officer mental health in positive outcomes for call for service, and this budget adds a civilian position to support officer wellness.

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 FY23 estimates reflect funding based on the FY23 approved budget. The FY24 and FY25 figures are performance targets based on the FY24 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY25.



  • Launch a Drone as a 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.
  • Reinvest one-time personnel savings back into the Police Department to replace critical equipment that has become outdated, inoperable, and difficult to maintain including radios, rifles, night vision goggles, in-car printers, and motorcycles.
  • Add four school crossing guards to enhance student and pedestrian safety.
  • Implement recommendations made by the Effective Law Enforcement for All (ELE4A) Final Report to include adding six Public Safety Instructors at the Police Safety Training Academy to improve officer firearms training, a Program Manager II dedicated to health and wellness, and a civilian Curriculum Developer.
  • Add funds for security camera rebates in support of Bill 14-22, Private Security Camera Incentive Program to enhance crime prevention and offender identification.
  • Implement a Police Survey Platform, primarily focusing on Communications Center callers, to comply with Bill 45-20, Community Policing - Data, while promoting equity and inclusion.


Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • MCPD relaunched basketball tournaments to engage hard-to-reach communities. This was a youth-related violence prevention community engagement effort.

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 PAB currently consists of six (6) districts - Rockville (1D),...

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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 Wages175636079.00196865038.00 186238702.00 211691578.007.5
Employee Benefits54299842.0054185557.00 53125911.00 57255278.005.7
County General Fund Personnel Costs229935921.00251050595.00 239364613.00 268946856.007.1
Operating Expenses48016403.0045450983.00 54782108.00 47788389.005.1
Capital Outlay578102.000.00 0.00 771104.000.0
County General Fund Expenditures278530426.00296501578.00 294146721.00 317506349.007.1
Full-Time1803.001826.00 1826.00 1834.000.4
Part-Time205.00220.00 220.00 224.001.8
FTEs1869.361897.90 1897.90 1907.100.5
Other Licenses/Permits58005.0070000.00 70000.00 70000.000.0
Other Charges/Fees1845966.001811110.00 1811110.00 1811110.000.0
Other Fines/Forfeitures12020053.0011244500.00 11244500.00 11244500.000.0
Photo Red Light Citations1845211.003365000.00 3365000.00 3365000.000.0
Speed Camera Citations10616808.0013500000.00 13500000.00 13500000.000.0
Emergency 9116186518.0012000000.00 12000000.00 12000000.000.0
Other Intergovernmental0.00250000.00 250000.00 250000.000.0
State Aid: Police Protection10516688.0017194527.00 20844800.00 17194527.000.0
Miscellaneous Revenues1392609.00750000.00 750000.00 750000.000.0
Vehicle/Bike Auction Proceeds2217954.001150000.00 1150000.00 1150000.000.0
County General Fund Revenues46699812.0061335137.00 64985410.00 61335137.000.0
Salaries and Wages344999.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits1411.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs346410.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses1576172.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Capital Outlay10225.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures1932807.000.00 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 Grants961910.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
State Grants873726.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues1835636.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total Expenditures280463233.00296501578.00 294146721.00 317506349.007.1
Total Full-Time Positions1803.001826.00 1826.00 1834.000.4
Total Part-Time Positions205.00220.00 220.00 224.001.8
Total FTEs1869.361897.90 1897.90 1907.100.5
Total Revenues48535448.0061335137.00 64985410.00 61335137.000.0
FY24 Recommended Changes
Changes (with service impacts)
Add: Funds for Security Camera Rebates in Support of Bill 14-22 [Office of the Chief]5110000.00
Add: Six Public Safety Instructors to Meet ELE4A Report Recommendations to Improve Officer Firearms Training [Management Services]4671476.00
Enhance: One-Time Replacement of Security and Precision Rifles [Field Services]3664000.00
Add: Drone As a First Responder Pilot Program to Improve Officer Decision-Making [Field Services]2500000.00
Enhance: One-Time Replacement of 100 In-car Printing Devices [Management Services]2000000.00
Enhance: One-Time Enhancement - Police Motorcycles [Field Services]1811040.00
Enhance: One-Time Replacement of Night Vision Goggles and Scopes [Field Services]1720000.00
Add: Police Survey Platform to Support Compliance with Bill 45-20 and Collect Timely Feedback on Community Satisfaction with Police Interactions [Management Services]1000000.00
Add: Program Manager II to Support Officer Wellness as Recommended by ELE4A Report [Management Services]929391.00
Add: Two Additional School Crossing Guards for New School and Two Crossing Guards to Support Enhanced Student Crossing Needs at Existing School [Field Services]820541.20
Add: Civilian Curriculum Developer to Meet ELE4A Audit Recommendation [Management Services]778581.00
Reduce: One-Time Adjustment - Adjust Lapse by One-Time Amount to Reflect Higher than Average Vacancies and to Accommodate Radio Lifecycle Replacement [Management Services]-36280000.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY24 Compensation Adjustment180791620.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY23 Compensation Increases62971780.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY23 Lapsed Positions10931610.00
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment7496860.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment3153660.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail496720.00
Decrease Cost: Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY23-6009560.00
Re-align: One-Time Budget Adjustment to Reflect Higher Than Expected Vacant Positions-18434450.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY23 Personnel Costs-20075550.00
FY24 RECOMMENDED3175063491907.10
Program Summary
Program NameFY23 APPR
Community Resources550355439.00752401048.00
Field Services43425842240.9047832574239.10
Investigative Services45194234312.5049809602317.00
Management Services79522532398.0079668803405.00
Office of the Chief384182623.00477849122.00
Patrol Services119013590884.50127892869876.00
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY23
Animal ServicesGeneral Fund1117251.0000.00
Emergency Management and Homeland SecurityGrant Fund1200000.7000.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
FY24 Recommended317506.000000317506.000000317506.000000317506.000000317506.000000317506.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Annualization of Positions Recommended in FY24201.000000201.000000201.000000201.000000201.000000201.000000
New positions in the FY24 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 FY24-981.000000-981.000000-981.000000-981.000000-981.000000-981.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY24, including police motorcycles, in-car printing devices, replacement of rifles, and night vision googles and scopes, will be eliminated from the base in the outyears.
Restore One-Time Lapse Increase5471.0000005471.0000005471.0000005471.0000005471.0000005471.000000
Restores one-time lapse adjustment due to higher-than-average vacancies.
Labor Contracts0.0000003250.0000003250.0000003250.0000003250.0000003250.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures322197.000000325447.000000325447.000000325447.000000325447.000000325447.000000