# Department of Police

The mission of the Department of Police is to safeguard life and property, preserve the peace, prevent and detect crime, enforce the law, and protect the rights of all citizens. The Department is committed to working in partnership with the community to identify and resolve issues that impact public safety. Community Policing Philosophy Community Policing reflects the philosophical method and style of policing that the Department currently employs. It provides for Countywide and site-specific efforts to address community public safety issues through community partnerships and problem-solving strategies. These strategies have allowed the Department to establish programs to address community concerns as quickly as possible and to provide experience for the Department to draw from for problem resolution Countywide.

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website: https://apps.montgomerycountymd.gov/BASISOPERATING/Common/Department.aspx?ID=47D
CY_budget: $275,639,370
budget_percent: 11%
budget_per_capita: $268.56
program_outcome: Crime Prevention
program_category: Police
service: Public Safety and Justice
twitter: https://twitter.com/mcpnews
crime_density_rate: 5% (2015)
UN_Sustainable_Development_Goals: Goal 16 Peace Justice and Strong Institutions
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Location: Montgomery_County_MD

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