Here’s How I Am Working for a Better Montgomery County

Public Safety

Montgomery County is a remarkably safe community, but we have challenges, particularly with gang violence. Gangs such as MS-13 prey on our young people and we must do everything in our power to help young people stay out of their grasp, to work closely with those young people who are at risk of falling into gang membership to keep them safe, and to use our law enforcement powers effectively to bring justice for those who are victims of crime. In the past several years, Montgomery County has hired more than 100 police officers and has reinstated student resource officers at high schools. This past October the Council increased supplemental funding for more prosecutors and county police officers dedicated to investigating gangs and helping to prevent young teens from entering gangs.