Implement a procedure for the public to report complaints


A new portal to file complaints against municipal or county police officers in Montgomery County is now available through the Montgomery County Government website .

The newly formed Police Accountability Board (PAB) will oversee complaints filed against the Montgomery County Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Gaithersburg Police Department, the City of Gaithersburg Police Department of Takoma Park, the City of Rockville Police Department and the Village of Chevy Chase Police. Department and its officials.

One of the PAB’s first tasks will be to complete the Administrative Charges Committee (ACC), which will review complaints from the public and hold hearings on complaints it deems credible. The ACC will be composed of 5 members: Christopher Jennison Y Andrea McCoy Johnson who were selected by the Elrich County Executive, the PAB President, the Bishop Paul Walker or his designee, and two others who have not yet been selected by PAB members.

All members of the PAB or ACC must also fulfill this purpose:

  • Work with law enforcement agencies to review, provide policy advice, and report on disciplinary matters arising from public complaints of police misconduct.
  • Holding quarterly meetings with the directors of one or more law enforcement agencies operating in the county that employ one or more police officers
  • Appoint civilian members to the ACC and trial boards
  • Review the results of disciplinary matters considered by the ACC on a quarterly basis
  • Advising the County Executive and Council on police matters
  • Refer each complaint of police misconduct filed with the PAB to the appropriate law enforcement agency within 3 days of receipt for investigation.

In accordance with the Maryland Public Safety Code Ann. § 3-102, a complaint of police misconduct filed with a police accountability board shall include:

  • The name of the police officer accused of misconduct.
  • A description of the facts on which the complaint is based.
  • Contact information for the complainant or a person making the submission on behalf of the complainant for further investigation.

A police misconduct complaint with a police accountability board will be forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency within 3 days of receipt by the board. Those who file reports will receive a follow-up from the appropriate law enforcement agency conducting the investigation.

Once you have submitted your complaint form, you will be given instructions to download the submitted form in PDF format.

If you are unable to complete this form online, please print each page and mail or mail this form to:

  • 101 Monroe Street, Second Floor
  • Rockville, MD 20850
  • C/O: Earl Stoddard and Lindsay Bolt
  • For help, call MC311 by dialing 311 in the county or by calling 240-777-0311.

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