County Council Approves New MCPD Assistant Chief

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved the appointment of Nicholas Augustine as the assistant chief of the Montgomery County Police Department.

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich nominated Augustine for the position earlier this month. Augustine had served as the acting assistant chief since September, following the removal of former Assistant Chief Carmen Facciolo.

Augustine becomes the assistant chief after spending 20 years as a Montgomery County Police officer. Before serving as the acting assistant chief, Augustine was the deputy commander for the county police’s 4th district. Augustine also worked as a detective in the Collision Reconstruction Unit earlier in his career.

During the appointment process at the Nov. 1 council meeting, Council President Gabe Albornoz remarked that the county police department had a strong history of promoting from within.

“We have historically a very deep bench here in Montgomery County of extraordinarily talented police officers who make their way up through the ranks and assume leadership positions,” Albornoz said.

Augustine is a Montgomery County native who graduated from Damascus High School and attended Montgomery College before joining the police force. He received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from University of Maryland-University College, then earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from Arizona State University.


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