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Police Chief of Maryland’s Most Populated County Plans to Retire

Marcus Jones was appointed the 17th police chief in November of 2019. He began his career with Montgomery County Police Department in September 1985.

Chief Marcus Jones has served with the Montgomery County (Maryland) Police Department since 1985. He plans to retire July 1.Chief Marcus Jones has served with the Montgomery County (Maryland) Police Department since 1985. He plans to retire July 1.Montgomery County PD

Police chief Marcus Jones announced his retirement from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) on Tuesday after a notable 38-year career.

Jones' last day will be July 1.

“It has been an honor to lead such a dedicated and talented department of officers and professional staff. I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished together, and I am confident in the department’s continued success,” said Jones. “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.”

Jones was appointed the 17th police chief in November of 2019. He began his career with MCPD in September 1985, WJLA reports.

The agency said the search for a new police chief will "begin right away, to ensure a smooth transition."

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