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Media Advisory: Montgomery County Police Foundation to Honor Chief J. Thomas Manger at Leadership Legacy Dinner October 16, 2019

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 14, 2019

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md., February 14, 2019

The Montgomery County Police Foundation (the “Foundation” or “MCPF”) will honor Montgomery County Chief of Police J. Thomas Manger at the Foundation’s Leadership Legacy Dinner October 16, 2019 at the Bethesda Country Club.

MCPF 2019 Leadership Legacy Dinner Honoring Chief J. Thomas Manger

October 16, 2019, 6:00 pm

Bethesda Country Club, Bethesda, Maryland

Companies, organizations, and individuals who are seeking more information about the dinner honoring Chief Manger, can contact the Foundation at [email protected] or via the Foundation website,

In addition to honoring Chief Manger at the dinner, the Foundation will also award training and development and scholarships to two officers demonstrating exceptional leadership. The annual scholarships will be dedicated in Chief Manger’s name.

Supporting Montgomery County law enforcement, the MCPF works closely with the Chief of Police. Manger will retire in April 2019 after 15 years running the 1,300-officer force. Chief Manger plans to join the Major Cities Chiefs Association to head the group’s legislative efforts in Washington.

Manger, 64, has been a police officer for 42 years and is a well-known leader in the Washington region. Of his service to the county, Manger said he takes great pride in bolstering trust between the department and the community. “We were able to get a fair amount accomplished there,” he said of the trust-building.

About the Montgomery County Police Foundation

The Montgomery County Police Foundation is a community-sponsored private organization dedicated to improving the quality of police service in Montgomery County and to strengthening the relationship between the police and the community. Founded in 1995, the Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization ( The Foundation provides resources supporting projects facilitating community interaction, training, public safety efforts, and equipment for Montgomery County law enforcement.

The Foundation does not support any political candidate or agenda and it does not provide continuous funding of programs more appropriately supported by the County budget. The Foundation has no involvement with management, policies, or procedures of any police department. The Montgomery County government approved the formation of the Foundation and County Executives have expressed appreciation for the Foundation's work. Montgomery County government and Department of Police employees are not members of the Foundation and have no official role with the Foundation. However, the Foundation looks to the Chief of Police and senior staff for guidance as to what activities and expenditures would best benefit the Police Department in support of the Foundation's goals.

Contact:         Alison Santighian, Vice President, MCPF Board of Directors

[email protected]


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Release ID: 19-066
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: media-advisory, uncategorized