November 11, 2020

County Asks for Community Input about Public Safety

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is asking residents to answer a survey designed to gauge their assessment of the Montgomery County Police Department, its structure, services and funding. The survey is located online at

The survey will be open through Saturday, Nov. 14. The survey is available in the languages of English, Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Korean, Chinese, and Amharic.

The County has also entered a partnership with Effective Law Enforcement For All, Inc. (ELE4A) – the consultant supporting the Elrich administration’s Reimagining Public Safety work. ELE4A is facilitating and organizing the work of the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force and will conduct an independent audit of the County’s Police Department.

“We, need and want our community partners to help us reform policing in the County and reimagine public safety,” said County Executive Elrich. “In order to have a thoughtful discussion and review of our public safety efforts, I formed the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force, which includes a diverse group of residents. However, I want to hear from more community members and I invite you to participate in this community input survey.”

Information gathered from the survey, in conjunction with the work of the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force and guidance from ELE4A, will be used to advise the Elrich administration on how the County Government may rebalance spending priorities, invest more in communities and reimagine public safety while working toward a safer and more equitable County.

Survey takers will be asked to rate how they feel about the County police department. The data collected will be presented at a community forum to discuss the results with County Executive Elrich on Thursday, Dec. 3.

For more information about the County’s Reimagining Public Safety initiative, please visit