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Statement from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich on Police Chief Candidate Withdrawal

For Immediate Release: Tuesday 27 August

I have received a letter from Tonya Chapman stating that she has withdrawn her name from consideration to be Montgomery County’s next chief of police. She brought a wealth of experience and knowledge that would have been good for the County. I wish her the best in her future endeavors.

Public safety remains a top priority for me and my administration; and I will move expeditiously, and carefully, to identify a new candidate for police chief for our County.

Over the course of the past few months, I have received significant input from the community, and I am confident I will be able to select a new police chief soon.  

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Release ID: 19-017