Interview Highlights

– “Most police officers…are feeling like we are being put on the defensive.”

– “Cell phones being aimed at police officers is not being done to show good police work but being done because they’re hoping to get something dramatic and trying to catch someone doing something wrong.”

– “99.9% of officers are doing the job just as its supposed to be done. It’s a shame that the media is tarnishing and painting with a broad brush all police in this country over isolated incidents that occur around the nation.”

About Chief Thomas Manger

Chief Thomas Manger is President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association.  He has been the Chief of Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, since February 2004.  The Montgomery County Department of Police (MCP) is one of the largest police departments in the State of Maryland, with more than 1300 sworn and 550 civilian members serving 1 million residents in the greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area.  Chief Manger is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, the National Executive Institute, the Police Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond, and the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia, and he has also completed Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School’s Program for State and Local government.

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