Montgomery Co. Police Provides Recruits More Chances To Pass Academy Tests, Officials Say

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (7News) — The Montgomery County Police Department is providing its recruits with more chances to pass their tests at the training academy before becoming sworn officers, the department confirmed Friday to 7News.

“We’re looking at what’s fair in Montgomery County,” said Darren Francke, an assistant police chief who oversees the department’s Management Services Bureau. “The Montgomery County policy on testing for police officer candidates had been around for nearly 30 years and hasn’t changed… But, when I asked questions about it, no one really knew why it was that way. They couldn’t explain an academic reason.”

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