ROCKVILLE – Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger said County police have about 500,000 contacts with the public every year, and each one has the potential to go awry.
“What I tell my cops is that every single one of those contacts can either contribute and build trust, or it can damage trust,” Manger said.
Last week Manger and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard sat down for a discussion at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus to discuss relations between police and the community. Manger talked about the struggles to build trust with the community and the potential for unrest in the County.
“Ferguson can happen anywhere, you have to pay attention to the relationship that the police department has with the community,” Manger said.