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Program Description

  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) is to conduct fair, unbiased, and timely investigations into allegations of misconduct on the part of officers and professional staff employees of the police department. The Internal Affairs Division strives to maintain an environment of unparalleled integrity and accountability through comprehensive proactive and reactive investigations, inspections, and adjudication of misconduct so that the department's internal and external stakeholders have confidence and trust in the ability of MCPD to execute its mission with the highest possible standards of impartiality, fairness, mutual trust, respect, and accountability. The Internal Affairs Division also collects extensive statistical data for review, assessment, and trends on an ongoing basis to provide advice and recommendations to the Chief of Police.

The Professional Accountability Division (PAD) ensures compliance with established policies, procedures, and legislative mandates through internal inspections and audits of all bureaus, divisions, and sections. Section 35-3(i) of the Montgomery County Code mandates that the Chief of Police establish an internal inspections program to ensure that the Department is operating within established policies, procedures, and legislative mandates. This Division will assist the Chief of Police in ensuring that the department is operating within established parameters. The Professional Accountability Division is comprised of 3 sections: accreditation, staff inspections and audits, and quality assurance.

The Public Information Office (PIO) disseminates information to the public on matters of interest and safety through both traditional media routes and current social media outlets.

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.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Twitter followers for Montgomery County Police93,22096,400106,040166,644128,308
Average number of days for formal investigation to be completed574221300250250
External complaints against police224175190175175

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved328256218.00
Add: 300 Body-worn Cameras for Implementation of Bill 18-215872150.00
Enhance: Two Sergeants for Random Reviews of Police Footage1779482.00
Enhance: One Information Technology Specialist II to Support Timely Footage and File Redaction for Maryland Public Information Act Requests807821.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-2866812.00
FY23 Approved384182623.00