September 25, 2019

Marcus Jones To Be Nominated by County Executive to Lead County Police Department

Marcus Jones
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will nominate Acting Police Chief Marcus Jones to serve as Montgomery County’s new police chief. Jones has been with the Montgomery County Police Department for 34 years and served as the acting police chief since June 2019.

Prior to taking over as acting police chief, Jones served as the assistant chief of the Investigative Services Bureau. He also served as the 3rd District commander, Director of Major Crimes, Drug Enforcement Commander and created an award-winning diversity training program. He is on the board of the Governor’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, the Montgomery County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and the Maryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Advisory Council.

Jones is an adjunct instructor for the Leadership in Police Organizations three-week training course sponsored by the International Association Chiefs of Police. He is a former chair of the National Black Police Association and served on the Board of Directors for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund and the Task Force on Mentoring in Montgomery County. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and is currently enrolled in the National Executive Institute.

The County Executive will formally submit Acting Chief Jones’ name to the County Council as his nominee for Chief of Police. If approved, Jones will become Montgomery County’s 17th police chief and the third African American to hold the position.