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Montgomery County Police Announce New Director of Animal Services Division

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 17, 2015

Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger today announced the hiring of Thomas Koenig as the new Director of the Montgomery County Police Animal Services Division (ASD). Koenig will manage the daily operations of the ASD and the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. He begins his new position on Monday, April 20.

“We are fortunate to bring Tom Koenig to Montgomery County,” said Chief Manger. “He brings experience, a great work ethic, and a love of animals.”

In his previous position as the Director of the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services, Koenig managed both the Loudoun County Animal Shelter and Animal Control operations, oversaw a number of large and complex animal-control cases and established public/private partnerships to provide food donations, spay/neuter support, and wellness programs.

“I am so honored and privileged for the opportunity to serve the residents of Montgomery County and to oversee an organization that is dedicated to being a leading animal resource in the community,” said Koenig. “Through my leadership, experience, enthusiasm and commitment, I will make every effort to ensure that the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center serves its community with compassion, integrity and professionalism.”

Koenig has also taken a leadership role in the Council of Governments (COG) National Capital Region efforts in developing emergency response plans and various other programs for animals.

“Mr. Koenig takes over from the very capable retired MCPD Captain Don Johnson,” commented Chief Manger. “Don agreed to serve as interim director and did a great job.”



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Release ID: 15-114
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: press-releases