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Assistant Chief Darryl McSwain Retires from the Montgomery County Department of Police to Become Chief of Maryland-National Capital Park Police – Montgomery County Division

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Montgomery County Department of Police Assistant Chief Darryl McSwain is retiring from the department to accept a new appointment as Chief of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police – Montgomery County Division. He will assume his new law enforcement leadership role on May 7, 2018.

Assistant Chief McSwain joined the department in 1988 and completes 30 years of service, retiring from his current position as the Chief of the Field Services Bureau. That position oversees the Animal Services Division, the District Court Liaison, Public Information Office, Security Services Division, Special Operations Division, the Crisis Support and Response Division, and the Traffic Division.

Prior to becoming Assistant Chief in March of 2013, McSwain had served as a Patrol Sergeant, Community Outreach Unit Supervisor, Investigative Services Bureau Administrative Sergeant, Honor Guard Commander, Montgomery County Law Enforcement Gospel Choir Coordinator, Deputy Commander of the 3rd District, Commander of the 1st District, Director of the Internal Affairs Division, Director of the Special Operations Division, and also served as the Patrol Services Bureau Chief.

“Chief McSwain brings integrity and experience to his new job,” said Chief Tom Manger. “He will ensure that the law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County continue to work together effectively for the benefit of all of our residents. The Commission made a great selection.“

"I am honored to have been chosen by the Commission to serve in the capacity of Police Chief," said McSwain. "I have always been impressed with the professionalism of the Park Police staff and look forward to leaving one great team to join another.”

Assistant Chief McSwain earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. He later earned a Master of Arts Degree in Administrative Management from Bowie State University. He is a graduate of the 240th Session of F.B.I.’s National Academy, National Executive Institute, and the Major Cities Chiefs Association Police Executive Leadership Institute. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Association.

He and his wife Sallye have four young-adult children and reside in Silver Spring.

The men and women of the Montgomery County Department of Police have greatly benefited from Assistant Chief McSwain’s enduring examples of dedication to service, loyalty to staff, and advancement of Department mission. With his new position still in this area, he can continue his esteemed legacy of service to Montgomery County.

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Release ID: 18-138
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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