Montgomery County Police Chief Jones To Retire

He’s been with the department for 38 years.

Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones (Photo from Montgomery County Police Departement)  




Gaithersburg, Md (KM) The head of a nearby law enforcement agency is hanging up his badge. Montgomery County Police announced on Tuesday that Chief Marcus Jones is retiring effective Monday, July 1st, 2024.

He has spent 38 years with the agency, beginning his career in September, 1985, and worked his way up the ranks. He had served as the Assistant Chief of the Investigative Services Bureau. Jones has also served as Commander for the 3rd District, Director of the Major Crimes Division, Drug Enforcement Commander and many other assignments.

Jones was named the 17th Police Chief in November, 2019.

“It’s been an honor to lead such a dedicated and talented department of officers and professional staff,” Jones said in statement. “I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished together. Now is the right time to retire. I am grateful for the support I have received throughout my career. While I may be stepping down a few months earlier than originally planned, I won’t be far.  You will still see me around, actively engaging in and contributing to the well-being of Montgomery County.”

The search for a new police chief will begin right away, the department says, to ensure a smooth transition.



By Kevin McManus