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Former police chief now head of security for MCPS

by Judith Hruz


Former Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus G. Jones has a new job.

The Montgomery County Board of Education on June 25 unanimously approved the appointment of Jones as chief of Security and Compliance for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).

The appointment came just days before Jones retired from the police department on June 30.

Jones joined the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) as a police officer and held key leadership positions during his 38-year career in law enforcement. He announced his intention to retire from MCPD in January.

“Chief Jones brings demonstrated leadership, commitment to public safety, and extensive experience to the role of MCPS Chief of Security and Compliance.” Acting Chief of Staff Dr. Henry Johnson said. “His appointment is an important step towards enhancing the security of our school district.”

Jones will begin his new position with MCPS this month. No specific date had been given at press time.

Jones addressed the media during the weekly press briefing of County Executive Marc Elrich, but made no remarks about his new assignment. That announcement came after the briefing.

“I have been very grateful to have served this community for 38 years,” he said.

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