Expedited Bill No.            4-13              

Concerning: Police Department – Organization and Functions – Assistant Chief of Police          

Revised:    January 22, 2013 Draft No. 2

Introduced:      February 5, 2013            

Enacted:         February 12, 2013          

Executive:       February 25, 2013          

Effective:        February 25, 2013          

Sunset Date:  None                             

Ch.   7      , Laws of Mont. Co.    2013    


County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


By: Council President at the Request of the County Executive



(1)               establish a fourth non-merit Assistant Chief of Police;

(2)               establish County Security as a Division of the Police Department; and

(3)               generally amend County law regarding the organization and functions of the Police Department.


By amending

            Montgomery County Code

            Chapter 2, Administration

            Section 2-43



Boldface                                             Heading or defined term.

Underlining                                          Added to existing law by original bill.

[Single boldface brackets]                  Deleted from existing law by original bill.

Double underlining                              Added by amendment.

[[Double boldface brackets]]              Deleted from existing law or the bill by amendment.

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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:

          Sec. 1.         Section 2-43 of the County Code is amended as follows:

2-43.  Organization and functions.

          The Department of Police includes the County police, Division of County Security, and the Animal Services Division. The Department has the authority, functions and activities prescribed by law.

[Three] Four positions of Assistant Chief of Police are non-merit positions.

          Any reference in this Code or in regulation or other document to “superintendent of police” or “superintendent” means “Director of Police,” or “Chief of Police,” or “Director”. 

            Sec. 2.         Expedited Effective Date.

          The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate protection of the public interest.  This Act takes effect on the date on which it becomes law.