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Chief Manger To Be Recognized as Peacemaker of the Year

Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger is expected to receive the Peacemaker of the Year award at the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County annual awards celebration on Oct. 12 in Rockville.

chiefmangerAccording to a news release, CRCMC officials chose Manger due to his commitment to the “highest ethical standards” for policing and department’s accountability, which earned Manger a “significant” recognition from the community.

“My selection took me quite by surprise. I am honored and humbled. The Conflict Resolution Center does such wonderful work in our community and makes Montgomery County one of the great places to live and work. The work they do with young people, as well as the training they provide, is a great community resource,” Manger wrote in an email to MyMCMedia.

CRCMC is a nonprofit founded in 1999 that provides free conflict resolution services for residents of Montgomery Country through mediation, facilitation, training, in-school mediations, and other services.

“Law enforcement officers play an enormous role in minimizing conflicts between the residents of Montgomery County. Many of them are aware that not every dispute needs to end up in court and they understand that mediation is often the best solution for many conflicts. Chief Manger is an excellent symbol of the cooperative relationship between the police and the local mediation community in our county,” Christopher Page, CRCMC executive director, wrote in a news release.

Manger has also received the Fairfax County Human Rights Commission Award for outstanding contributions, and the N.A.A.C.P.’s Community Service Leadership Award. In 2012, Chief Manger was inducted into the Montgomery County Human Rights Hall of Fame.

“As a police officer for the past 39 years, I’ve learned that our ability to maintain peaceful neighborhoods is a community effort. People choosing civility, care, and empathy. These principles are not only at the heart of what the CRCMC does, they are also a formula for peace,” Manger added.

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Aline Barros

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Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.


One Response to “Chief Manger To Be Recognized as Peacemaker of the Year”

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    On October 8, 2015 at 9:43 am responded with... #

    If he is an individual with such civility, care, and empathy, why is k9 chip not being returned to the officer that worked so diligently with him for years to live out his retirement? And why were 4 police officers sent to intimidate a business owner to remove a sign out of his shops window to free Chip? This is outrageous! Manger does not deserve this reward!!!!

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