Montgomery County Police chief

July 17, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

DeVaul Pulls Name from Contention for County Chief Position

Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul pulled his name from contention to be the next Montgomery County police chief. News reports have named Tonya Chapman, the former chief of Portsmouth, Va., as the other contender for the position. It was unclear Wednesday evening whether County Executive Marc Elrich would consider any of the other applicants. […]

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July 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Jones Out of the Running for Permanent Police Chief

Acting Chief Marcus Jones refused to discuss the latest developments in the search for a new police chief Friday. News outlets reported that Jones was out of the running in favor of Tonya Chapman, the former police chief of Portsmouth, Va., and Antonio DeVaul, the chief of Takoma Park police. “I’m not going to share […]

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July 9, 2019 | Ben Palmer

County Residents Give Input on Desired Qualities for Next Police Chief

As County Executive Mark Elrich looks for the next police chief, he has released a survey asking residents what they want to see from Tom Manger’s successor, and the results were released last month. According to the county government, the survey generated 1,028 responses, which were taken into consideration along with 95 responses made at […]

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May 28, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Has His Pick to Replace Acting Police Chief Hamill

Former Montgomery County police Chief Tom Manger announced his retirement in January. He was replaced by Acting Chief Russ Hamill, who earlier this month, took a position as chief of the Laurel Police. Who will take Hamill’s place while the county searches for a new permanent chief? County Executive Marc Elrich has made his choice:

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March 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Most Accomplished Police Chief in America’: Manger Gets High Praise at Public Safety Awards

At the 45th Annual Public Safety Awards earlier this month, Chief Tom Manger was awarded the Public Service Award of Excellence. Steve Robins, the chair of the awards offered Manger high praise when he presented Manger with the award on behalf of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. “Tom routinely and graciously thanks me and […]

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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

photo of Tom Manger at Silver Spring Police Station Ribbon Cutting

UPDATED: Police Chief Tom Manger Speaks Out About President Trump’s Comments (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger is speaking out after President Trump made some comments about the treatment of people in police custody. In a letter to the editor published in The Washington Post, Manger said he “was appalled” when he heard “President Trump condone injuring an individual in police custody.” “This violates the Constitution, […]

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June 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Manger Says Detectives Working Around the Clock on Double Homicide Case (VIDEO)

In a one on one interview on Friday at Public Safety Headquarters, Montgomery County police chief Tom Manger said detectives are working around the clock to find a suspect in the double homicide case that occurred Monday night in Montgomery Village. “This is a very active investigation,” Manger said. According to police, 17-year-old Shadi Adi […]

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March 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Chief Tom Manger to Discuss Community Policing and More on Mar. 9

In an effort to build bridges of understanding, Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard will host Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger, president of the Major Cities Chiefs Association at the Theatre Arts Arena in Rockville. This is the second dialogue in Pollard’s Presidential Dialogue Series 2017 which aims to engage a conversation with the […]

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November 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Reports 17 Percent Increase in Hate Crimes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In a video message posted online today, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger reports a 17 percent increase in hate crimes and bias incidents in Montgomery County. According to Manger, there have been 62 incidents reported to the police department this year. He said the hate crimes are generally motivated by race, religion, or sexual […]

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April 16, 2015 | Aline Barros

Woman In Blue: Breaking Barriers on Equal Pay Day

No one else in the family had been a police officer. Montgomery County Captain Laura Lanham and Commander of the 4th District- Wheaton station- said her family was “in shock” when she decided to join the force. “It was working hard every day and always doing my job that got me here,” she said. She […]

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