Elrich to Discuss Preliminary Police Audit Report at Virtual Community Meeting Wednesday

County Executive Marc Elrich held a press conference June 30 to release recommendations from a preliminary audit of the police department.

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will discuss a recently-released preliminary audit report of the county police department (MCPD) during a virtual community forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Elrich will discuss recommendations from the report, released June 30, as well as other reimagining public safety implementation updates. He commissioned the independent audit as part of the Reimagining Public Safety initiative he launched in 2020. It aims to improve public safety in the county with an emphasis on equity.

During the forum, residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback about the preliminary audit report to Elrich and Police Chief Marcus Jones. Registration is now closed, however residents can watch live on the county’s Facebook page and on County Cable Montgomery.

The audit was conducted by the non-profit consultant Effective Law Enforcement For All, Inc. (ELE4A). Recommendations address areas including police mental health response, use of force, internal affairs, early warning and intervention system for officers, education and training,  recruitment and hiring.

The audit is not yet complete and the final report is expected this fall, according to the county.

Earlier on Wednesday, Elrich launched a dashboard for residents to track the progress of the Reimagining Public Safety initiative.

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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