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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 new bureau will coordinate the operations of the Community Engagement Division and the Policy and Planning Division which were previously associated with the Patrol Services and the Management Services Bureaus, respectively.

The Community Engagement Division (CED) directs the Community Engagement Officers who replace School Resource 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.
  • 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 and for public and private partners.

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
Community engagement events 1,1003211,1001,3001,500
Number of Use of Force incidents 531451510525515

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved00.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.550355439.00
FY23 Approved550355439.00