Police Chief Talks Body Cameras “I Want To See How That Makes The Job Different” (VIDEO)
In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger said one of the reasons he will be wearing a camera is to find out how the public reacts. He also shows where cameras will be placed on officers’ uniform.
“And the reason I’m gonna wear one [is] I’ve been a cop for 38 years … I did all the stuff my cops are doing, but you know, I never wore a camera and I want to see how that makes the job different for them,” Manger said.
The Montgomery County Police are expected to soon outfit 100 officers with body cameras, but so far only 20 high-ranking officials have signed up for the pilot program.
Montgomery County Police will be discussing their plans to field 1,000 body cameras throughout the County at a Safe Silver Spring meeting scheduled for June 20. “Body cameras are not a panacea for every issue between the police and the community but they can help resolve questions about incidents and improve police performance,” said Tony […]
On this episode of Dialogando Con Polizia del Condado de Montgomery, host Blanca Kling speaks with Assistant Chief Luther Reynolds from the Management Services Bureau. Reynolds provides information about and demonstrates the new body cameras that our local officers will be wearing. They discuss the importance of reaching out to minority communities and providing a dialogue with police.
The Montgomery County Police Department is among the dozen Maryland law enforcement agencies currently piloting body cameras. As the use of police body cameras expands, a Maryland Commission is reviewing best practices to make recommendations for a statewide policy. The Commission Regarding the Implementation and Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement Officers held its first meeting in […]
In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger said one of the reasons he will be wearing a camera is to find out how the public reacts. He also shows where cameras will be placed on officers’ uniform. “And the reason I’m gonna wear one [is] I’ve been a cop for 38 years … […]
It was nearly a two-hour conversation about the relationship between police and the community on June 9 at Montgomery County Council session in Rockville. Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger, along with assistant chiefs and districts commanders, held a conversation that included body cameras, use of deadly force, diversity in the department and more. “I think […]
The Montgomery County Police are expected to soon outfit 100 officers with body cameras but so far only 20 high-ranking officials have signed up for the pilot program. According to Capt. Paul Starks, 20 officers with a ranking of lieutenant or higher, have agreed to wear the body cameras. Starks said he is one of […]
Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy says police body cameras should be in use in Montgomery County by July 1.
The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to hold a budget meeting today and on the agenda are the budgets of the Montgomery County School System and the county’s police department. The discussion includes more than $622,000 in funding for body cameras for police. Details about that discussion are here. The schools’ agenda item can be found […]
In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal announces upcoming meetings on policing. Leventhal said the Council will hold a discussion on the pilot program for body worn cameras on May 11 with Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger. Leventhal also announced that police relations will be the topic of a June […]
Safe Silver Spring, a community civic group, hosted a conversation on Jan. 12 at the Silver Spring Civic Building about legislative priorities to ensure public safety in Montgomery County. Body cameras on police officers, what happens after police confiscates assets, wiretapping laws, independent prosecutors when there is police involved in a shooting, and sex crime […]