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Montgomery County Police. Chief J. Thomas Manger March 19, 2013. MCPD. 1,200 officers CE’s 3- year staffing plan Sector Plans Building up SRO Program. Legislation. School Safety Gun Safety Community Mental Health. Domestic Violence. 911 Calls For Service (CFS) database for 2012.

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montgomery county police

Montgomery County Police

Chief J. Thomas Manger

March 19, 2013

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MCPD
  • 1,200 officers
  • CE’s 3- year staffing plan
  • Sector Plans
  • Building up SRO Program
legislation
Legislation
  • School Safety
  • Gun Safety
  • Community Mental Health
domestic violence
Domestic Violence
  • 911 Calls For Service (CFS) database for 2012.
  • Domestic Violence Assaults - CFS
    • January - June 3231
    • July - December 3487
      • TOTAL CFS 6718
  • DV Assault Reports
    • January – June 847
    • July – December 855
      • TOTAL REPTS 1702
domestic violence unit
Domestic Violence Unit
  • Within the Family Crimes Division
    • This unit handles the most serious Domestic Violence Cases
    • 184 cases assigned to this unit in 2012.
    • Work with Family Justice Center
      • Past three years the statistics for Domestic Violence have been approximately the same.
      • For 2011-12 the number of Protective Orders has increased by 12% (coming through FJC)
        • Can be good or bad (increased awareness vs. increased problem) difficult to identify reason for this increase.
crime stats
Crime Stats
  • 2012 Total Crime Up .1%
  • Part I Crime Down 4.5%
  • Where crime occurs in Montgomery County
george sector
George Sector

Robberies:

    • January and February, the downtown G1 beat experienced a rash of both commercial and street robberies along the Eastern Avenue/ DC corridor.
    • 7-11 Robberies - 2 incidents related to a rash of incidents in PG County and DC.
      • No arrests in these incidents.
  • A suspect identified and arrested in two street level strong arm robberies where cell phones and electronic equipment was taken.
    • Suspect was arrested in an unrelated robbery in the Wheaton District.
  • In late January/Early February - two robberies at apartment buildings along Eastern Avenue corridor involving a suspect who is believed to be responsible for two similar incidents in DC.
    • No arrests in these incidents.

Residential Burglaries: Arrests were made in a rash of day and evening residential burglaries that plagued the sector since November.

    • The three separate groups of suspects are responsible for as may as 30 incidents.
henry sector
Henry Sector

Robberies:

  • H1 Beat
    • In mid to late January along the Piney Branch Road corridor there was a rash of armed and strong arm robberies. Similar suspects in several of the incidents.
      • Arrests were made by patrol and detectives that closed as many as five of the incidents
henry sector continued
Henry Sector continued

Burglaries:

  • Within a week time frame in late January, four commercial establishments along the Piney Branch corridor were burglarized.
  • These incidents occurred during the early morning hours and two of the incidents were found by patrol while responding to alarm calls.
  • A suspect has been identified by investigators.
mcpd gang unit
MCPD Gang Unit

Gang Unit Accomplishments in the Silver Spring, White Oak and Briggs Chaney areas.

  • Gang Unit Description
    • The Southern Gang Unit is assigned to Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton Districts.
    • Team consists of 7 multi agency detectives from MCPD, Takoma Park and Sheriff’s Department.
    • The Team is also dedicated to the Bi-County Gang Initiative and works joint operations and investigations with Prince George’s Gang Unit. The initiative receives analytical support from HIDTA (Baltimore/Washington High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
gang unit cont
Gang Unit Cont.
  • Active Gangs in Silver Spring: (Active Gang = Growing membership, Recent Crimes, Threat to Public Safety)
  • Silver Spring Generally
    • MS-13
    • Maple Ave Crew
    • Hampshire Towers Crew
    • Around the Way
    • Flower Ave
    • 88
  • White Oak
    • Bloods
  • Castle Blvd.
    • Cash Money
gang unit cont1
Gang Unit Cont.
  • Measurements used:
    • Once gang members are identified the Unit attempts to interrupt the activity through intervention, and suppression.
    • On an average the Unit has contact with 40% of the members in an active gang. Contact can be made through schools, families, probation agents, intervention programs and arrests.
gang unit cont2
Gang Unit Cont.

Summary

  • Gang incidents have not increased over the past 12 months.
  • Gang-related arrests have increased dramatically (proactive approach)
    • MCPD anticipate a gradual decrease in gang crime over the next year. We have already experienced a positive impact in gang crime with no gang-related homicides since 2010.
  • One of the greatest accomplishments has been the improved relationship between the Montgomery County Public Schools and County Resources such as the Recreation Department, HHS and the Police.
    • These relationships have improved the early identification of at risk youth. One setback has been the reduction of SRO’s which negatively impacts the effectiveness of the Gang Unit in terms of communication and awareness.
truancy
Truancy
  • MCPS Truancy Contact – Mr. Steve Neff
  • Less than 1% of all school population is “truant”
  • Truant defined – 20% or more unexcused absences
  • Problem is best addressed through positive intervention (MCPS theory)
  • Three Truancy Programs exist in the County:
    • Truancy Court
    • Attendance matters – MCPS early intervention program (Steve Neff’s shop)
    • Truancy Review Board (MCPD participates)
truancy cont
Truancy Cont.
  • Truancy Court
  • deals with middle school age children only (6-8th grade)
  • 10% or more unexcused absences
  • In session now until early May
  • Stakeholders
    • Judge from court volunteers
    • ASA (George Simms and Steve Chaiken)
    • Univ. of Baltimore Law School Mentor
  • This is an outreach program to the parents and their consent is required
  • three schools participate (must be a student at one of these schools)
    • Neelsville MS (5D) – 12 students as participants
    • Francis Scott Key MS (3D) – 10 students as participants
    • Loiederman MS (4D) – 9 students as participants
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Truancy cont.
  • If under 16 no violation
  • MCPS only enforces ages under 14
  • Parents can be charged
  • 82 total serious truancy cases in 2012
    • Only 6-10 are charged (parents) in District Ct.
    • Can get jail time or fine ($50/day of absence)
      • Usually a PBJ
speed cameras
Speed Cameras
  • Increasing public confidence by doing it right.
questions
Questions?
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