Chief J. Thomas Manger

December 20, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

2019 in Review: A Tumultuous Year for Montgomery Police

It was a tumultuous year for Montgomery County police and Montgomery County crime news. Here are nine of the biggest stories of 2019. 1. The Police Chief Saga Chief Tom Manger announced his retirement in January after 15 years leading the county police force. Marcus Jones, who had held several top positions, said he wanted […]

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January 31, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Critics Weigh in on Manger’s Tenure

To State’s Attorney John McCarthy, police chief Tom Manger’s retirement announcement is a sad day for the county. “He was a tremendous community asset, and he was a great partner,” McCarthy said Wednesday. Other organizations offered less effusive praise. The Silver Spring Justice Coalition has protested the death of Robert White, an unarmed African American […]

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January 30, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Manger Taking Position with Chiefs Association

Police Chief Tom Manger said Wednesday he will leave Montgomery County police in April to take over an association that represents the largest police forces in the United States and Canada. “I’m looking forward to not having that 24-7 responsibility and seeing what that feels like,” Manger said in an interview with Montgomery Community Media. […]

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January 30, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Chief Tom Manger Announces Retirement from Montgomery Police

Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger announced Wednesday that he will retire in April after 15 years with the county and 42 years as a police officer. In a statement released by the county, County Executive Marc Elrich said: “This is a bittersweet day for Montgomery County. Chief Manger has set the bar high for […]

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July 23, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Three Awarded Medal of Valor; First-Ever Community Service Award Presented

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored twenty-eight Upcounty Police Officers and Emergency Medical Service Technicians at their 23rd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 13, 2018. The event was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s Fire Department, Police […]

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July 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Leggett Plans More Resources to Combat Gangs in County

UPDATE: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will meet with Police Chief Tom Manger and State’s Attorney John McCarthy within the next month to decide how to provide more resources to law enforcement to combat increasing gang activity, Leggett spokesman Patrick Lacefield said Tuesday. “We want to make sure we’re doing it in the most effective […]

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September 1, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Urge the Community to Put Safety First (VIDEO)

Students in Montgomery County walk to school, ride their bicycles, or take the school bus. Montgomery County Police are reminding drivers to be extra careful as students travel to and from school. More than 156,000 students headed back to class on Aug. 31. Police Chief Thomas Manger said approximately 160 crossing guards were deployed to help […]

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June 15, 2015 | Staff Writer

Police Chief Manger Meets with Council on Community Relations (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger recently met with members of the County Council to discuss police community relations. The meeting comes on the heels of recent tragic events in various parts of the nation that have created a sense of uncertainty in the area of public safety. Susan Kenedy has the story. Visit our […]

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June 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

Senior Safety Fair (VIDEO)

Montgomery County recently hosted the 5th Annual Senior Safety Forum. Local officials say it is important for residents to recognize the signs of elder abuse. Take a look. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Related:

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June 11, 2015 | Aline Barros

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 … […]

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