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Assistant Chief Betsy Davis – Retiring with Over 32 Years of Dedicated Service with the Montgomery County Police Department

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

On Friday, September 29, Montgomery County Police Assistant Chief Betsy Davis will complete her last tour of duty after 32 plus years of dedicated service with the Montgomery County Police Department.  Assistant Chief Davis joined the Montgomery County Police Department in 1985 as a member of academy session 15.

Assistant Chief Davis is a native of Montgomery County.  She grew up in the Woodside area of Silver Spring and graduated from Montgomery Blair High School formerly located on Wayne Avenue in Silver Spring.  After earning her bachelor’s degree from Towson University in 1984, she applied to become a Montgomery County Police Officer.  She was sworn in on July 11, 1985, and began her career as a patrol officer in Silver Spring (the 3rd District).  Assistant Chief Davis rose through the ranks from Patrol Officer to Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain/Commander, to Assistant Chief.  Through the years, she has served in many positions to include Detective Sergeant of the Bethesda Investigative Section, Deputy Director of the 1st and 6th Districts, Director of the Personnel Division, and Commander of the 2nd and 3rd Districts.  Since her appointment to an Assistant Chief in 2007, she has served as Assistant Chief of the three bureaus: the Patrol Services Bureau, the Management Services Bureau, and currently the Field Services Division.

Assistant Chief Davis has responded to major events that she recalls vividly and have shaped how she views police work; events to include the 1996 train collision in Silver Spring, the 2002 DC Sniper Beltway attacks, and the 2015 Baltimore City unrest.

Chief Davis has also dedicated her career to remembering the Police Department’s 18 fallen heroes.  As Chair of the Department’s Fallen Officer Memorial annual service, she is the driving force in ensuring that officers killed in the line of duty are never forgotten.  She is a board member of HEROES Inc. (an organization that offers assistance and advice to the families of fallen officers and firefighters).  She is also on the board of the Officer Noah Leotta Foundation, named in honor of fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta.  The organization works to promote awareness of the problems of impaired driving and underage drinking and also supports victims of these crimes.  Chief Davis also volunteers at the Kensington Park Senior Living Community.

Chief Davis’ father Robert B. Davis, after a 42-year career with the B&O Railroad Company, was the first person to volunteer with the Department’s (at the time) newly established official volunteer program.  Mr. Davis volunteered at the Silver Spring Station (3rd District) for twenty years.

Chief Tom Manger, commenting on Assistant Chief Davis’ career, said, “Betsy has served her community with compassion, humility, and integrity.  Her ten years as an Assistant Chief has helped shape the Police Department into the progressive agency it is today.  Montgomery County is better because of Betsy Davis’ service.”

Reflecting on her career, Assistant Chief Davis said, “I have been privileged to work with the men and women of the Montgomery County Police Department for the past 32 years.  During that time, I have never regretted my decision to be a police officer and to be a part of MCP.  I thank all the many department members, family, friends, and community members who supported me during my career.  It has truly been an honor to wear this badge.”

The Police Department is indebted to Chief Davis for her years of service both to the Department and to the Community, and we wish her a long and fulfilling retirement.


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Release ID: 17-296
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