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Field Services Bureau - Special Operations Division


The mission of the Police Community Action Team (PCAT) is to provide a highly visible, proactive, geographic based enforcement, involving active investigation and enforcement of crimes against persons and property.  PCAT is a unit poised to respond on short notice to react to various situations that arise.  PCAT cultivates partnerships with the community, businesses owners, and law enforcement agencies to improve the quality of life in designated areas through a myriad of enforcement and problem solving strategies.  PCAT emphasizes enforcement on violent crimes, including robberies, street level narcotics, firearms, and gang activity.   The unit is also committed to addressing other undesirable behavior such as unruly intoxicated subjects in retail areas, loitering complaints, etc.




Montgomery County Department of Police · J. Thomas Manger, Chief
Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive · Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Non-emergency: 301.279.8000
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