The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday approved the appointment of two new assistant police chiefs, whose positions are part of a management reorganization of police department, according to police officials.
The two new assistant chiefs are Darryl McSwain, who will command the patrol bureau, and Luther Reynolds, who will command the management services bureau. Both are longtime veterans of the department.
With the two appointments, the police department will now have four bureaus instead of three: patrol, management services, investigations and field services. In the previous alignment, patrol and field services were in the same bureau. The department said the reorganization will create “a more equitable allotment of personnel and responsibilities” for the assistant chief positions.
The police department released the following biographical profiles Tuesday:
“Assistant Chief McSwain is a 24-year veteran of the Montgomery County Police Department. He joined the police department in September of 1988, and his first assignment was as a patrol officer in the 4th District (Wheaton) where he remained for 8 years. In 1994, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was selected as the Community Outreach Section Supervisor in 1997. Chief McSwain later served as the Administrative Assistant to the Investigative Services Bureau Chief. Upon promotion to the rank of Lieutenant in 2000, Chief McSwain worked as a Deputy District Commander in the 3rd District (Silver Spring). In April of 2002, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and assumed command of the Internal Affairs Division for 3 years. Chief McSwain then served as the 1st District (Rockville) Commander from May of 2005 until August of 2010. His most recent assignment was as Director of the Special Operations Division.
Chief McSwain received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. He later earned a Master of Arts Degree in Administrative Management from Bowie State University. Chief McSwain is a graduate of the 240th Session of the F.B.I. National Academy.
Assistant Chief Reynolds began his career with Montgomery County as a civilian in the Office of Budget Management in 1988. In 1989, Chief Reynolds attended the police academy, and his first assignment was as a patrol officer in the 5th District (Germantown) where he remained until his promotion to Sergeant in 1996. While holding the rank of Sergeant, Chief Reynolds was assigned as the Administrative Assistant to the Field Services Bureau and as a patrol supervisor in the Germantown District. In 1998, Chief Reynolds was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as the Deputy Commander of the 4th District (Wheaton) station. In February 2000, Chief Reynolds was promoted to Captain and became the Commander of the 2nd District Station (Bethesda). Following his command assignment, Chief Reynolds held the position of Personnel Division Director and Training and Education Division Director. Chief Reynold most recent position was Commander of the 5th District (Germantown) station where he has been assigned since August 2010.
Chief Reynolds received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology from Florida State University. He later earned a Master of Science Degree in Business from Johns Hopkins University. Chief Reynolds is a graduate of the 224th Session of the F.B.I. National Academy.”