The Internal Affairs Division is committed to conducting fair, unbiased, and expedient investigations into allegations of misconduct on the part of officers and professional staff of the police department. Residents and employees can feel confident that matters of concern will be addressed in the appropriate manner.

Please click on the link below to find out about the process of submitting a compliment or complaint.

Note: Please be advised that submitting an internal affairs complaint will not have any effect on charges, either criminal or civil, that have been placed against a person by the police. Only the courts and the State’s Attorney’s Office can resolve those matters.

2017-2019 Three-Year Comparison of Internal Affairs Division (IAD) Statistical Data
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Administrative Hearing Board

Internal investigations into allegations of police officer misconduct that can lead to disciplinary action, demotion, or dismissal, must be conducted in accordance with state law and the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights (LEOBR), Sections 3-101 through 3-112 of the Public Safety Article, Annotated Code of Maryland. The LEOBR applies only to sworn agency personnel (police officers). Internal discipline is separate from punishment that a police officer may face as a result of a criminal charge.

When an Internal Affairs investigation results in a finding that an officer has engaged in misconduct by violating a law or a MCPD rule, policy, or procedure, that officer is subject to discipline. A police officer can request to be heard before an Administrative Hearing Board if he/she disputes the findings of a MCPD Internal Affairs investigation and/or the recommended discipline.

In accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Public Safety Article, Section 3-107 (e)(1)(ii), “the [Administrative] hearing shall be open to the public, unless the Chief finds a hearing must be closed for good cause, including to protect a confidential informant, an undercover officer, or a child witness.”

        Captain William Montgomery, Director

Contact Information for Internal Affairs Division:
Phone: 240-773-6000
Fax: 240-773-6016

Location: Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Administrative Hearing Board Schedule

Internal Affairs Case Number  Scheduled Date of Hearing Time  Location  Charges
16-0321 October 28-30, November 2 9:00 am TBD ·  Use of Force
·  Untruthful Statements
·  Conduct Unbecoming
·  Discrimination/Harassment and Use of Derogatory Language
·  Unsatisfactory Performance
·  Courtesy
·  Maintenance of Property
18-0215 January 20-22, 2021 9:00 am TBD  

Please note:

  • Prior to the occurrence of a scheduled hearing board, the Internal Affairs case number, date, and time, will be posted to this page.
  • It should be noted that officers have the right to settle their case prior to the start of any hearing board. Therefore, please contact the Internal Affairs Division at 240-773-6000 the morning of a scheduled hearing board to confirm that the hearing board will take place.
  • All hearing boards will be held at a location to be determined and a location to be announced prior to the hearing board.
  • All visitors must pass through a security screening process.