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Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro’s statement on the retirement of police chief J. Thomas Manger

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 31, 2019

From the Office of Council President Nancy Navarro

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 30, 2019—Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger has decided he will retire this April, after many years of exemplary service to our county. His announcement comes on the 15th anniversary of his swearing in as police chief and culminates in 42 year of illustrious years of police work.

Chief Manger has exemplified what it means to be a public servant in our county; he has been resolute in combatting crime while maintaining strong outreach to the community. His leadership is reflected in the many awards he has won, including the Law Enforcement Award from the Brady Campaign to End Violence and the Keeper of the Dream Award from the National Immigration Forum.

Under Chief Manger’s watch, this county has become a safer and more welcoming place, successfully incorporating new technologies in law enforcement and public safety, and embracing public engagement strategies. Chief Manger’s successor will have a high ethical and professional bar to meet. On behalf of myself and my Council colleagues, I thank Chief Manger for his dedicated service to our residents and wish him the best as he begins this next chapter of his life.

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Release ID: 19-036
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 240-777-7926 , Juan Jovel 240-777-7931