First Ever Civilian Assistant Police Chief No Longer Employed by Montgomery County

by MCS Staff

Carmen Facciolo, who was appointed as Montgomery County’s first civilian assistant police chief in June 2021, is no longer employed by the Montgomery County government, according to a report by WTOP.  Facciolo was suspended by the Montgomery County Police Department back in June of this year.  At the time, Chief Marcus Jones issued a department-wide email acknowledging the suspension, saying “Effective immediately, all duties and authority vested in the Chief of the Community Resources Bureau are vested in Captain Marc Erme. This will remain in place until further notice.”  No statement was released by MCPD or Montgomery County on why Facciolo was originally suspended, citing that it was a “personnel matter.”

From a June 2021 article: “Assistant Chief Facciolo joins the Montgomery County Police Department from the Bronx District Attorney’s Office where he served as a Deputy Chief overseeing the Strategic Enforcement and Intergovernmental Relations Division. In this role, Assistant Chief Facciolo directed all intelligence and crime strategies efforts, technical investigations including crime scene, photo, cell-site analysis, and digital forensics, forensic science services, strategic technology, the planning and analysis unit, and the alternatives to incarceration bureau.  Assistant Chief Facciolo served as District Attorney Clark’s liaison to federal, state, and local law enforcement, forensics, and intelligence agencies, and managed her relationships with federal and state elected officials, local legislators, The Hill, and stakeholder organizations.  Lastly, Assistant Chief Facciolo coordinated the county’s response to major law enforcement incidents, the opioid epidemic and mental health and crisis intervention services.

Before joining the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, Assistant Chief Facciolo served as a senior policy advisor with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Program. He was the primary architect of many national programs for the federal government including the Body-Worn Camera Program, intelligence for law enforcement, human trafficking taskforces, mental health crisis responses and homicide and forensic investigations.\Prior to his federal service, Assistant Chief Facciolo provided technical assistance domestically, in the Middle East, The Northern Triangle, South America, and Asia on behalf of the State Department and the US Department of Justice at the Center for Court Innovation.  He began his career with the State of Delaware, where he managed the (now) President Judge’s integration of statewide behavioral health and criminal justice programs.  Assistant Chief Facciolo is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Harvard University, where he is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts in Government.  He has worked on numerous political campaigns at the local, state, and national levels.  Most recently, he served as a policy advisor to Mayor Pete Buttigieg in his 2020 Presidential Campaign and as a policy committee member for the Biden/Harris 2020 Presidential Campaign.”

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