Robert Disinger, President
Beginning his MCP career in the Silver Spring District in 1967, Robert Disinger served as a patrol officer, in AIU (traffic) and as a motorman. He transferred to the Germantown District in 1980 as one of the original complement of personnel when the station opened. This was followed by two-year stint in the Management and Budget office at police headquarters. He returned to Germantown before retiring as a Corporal in January 1992. He joined the Frederick County Sheriff's Office as a Constable in their civil division before retiring in December 2008. Bob is a charter member of both FOP Lodge 35 and the MCPAA and a 25-year member of the Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club. He is married to our Recording Secretary, Eileen Disinger, they have two sons and four grandchildren and he enjoys cruising with Eileen in their black Thunderbird convertible.
John R. "Jack" Hack, Vice President
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Paul Sterling, Immediate Past President
Paul retired from MCP on March 12, 2005 where he was serving as a Corporal in the Collision Reconstruction Unit in Special Operations Division. Paul also served as a SWAT medic and conflict negotiator in SOD. Paul started his career in Wheaton patrol and later rode a motor in the Wheaton Traffic Squad. Paul was equally devoted to his service in the fire/rescue service. He served as Chief of the Wheaton Rescue Squad for many years. Following his retirement from MCP, Paul served a term as President of the Maryland State Fireman's Association.
John "Jack" Mayhew, Sr., Treasurer
Jack started on MCP in August 1967 and was assigned to Wheaton-Glenmont. For those who do not remember W-G, that is our current 4th District. Jack went to the Rockville station for his initial training in the Police Academy and was a class mate of Bob Disinger. In January 1968 the Air National Guard unit was called to active duty and he was sent to Korea to beef up the U.S. contingent. He returned from Korea in May 1969 and went back on active duty with MCP in July 1969. Again, he was assigned to Wheaton. He stayed at Wheaton until he retired in 1986. He served in patrol for most of those years but also spent 1 1/2 years in traffic (AIU). After retiring, Jack went back to the University of Maryland and got his accounting degree and then passed the CPA exam. He worked in the accounting field until 2016 when he retired from that.
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Jean Main Finkleman, Membership Secretary
Jean was with MCP for 31 years, serving in Records, EOC, Wheaton-Glenmont, Germantown and Crime Analysis at Headquarters.
Jean and her husband Ray continue to teach fencing at the Chevy Chase Community Center in D.C.
Donna Howard, Acting Recording Secretary
Donna retired at the beginning of 2016 with over 28 years of service. She began her career assigned to the Germantown District. In January1997, she was promoted to the rank of corporal and transferred to the Silver Spring District. Approximately, four months later she was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to the newly formed Central Processing Unit. After several months at CPU she transferred back to Germantown, where she supervised a beat team. When a pilot project was developed for a new shift plan with permanent shift hours, Donna volunteered to be transferred to the Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village Substation. Eventually, the Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village substation became the 6th District station where her last assignment was before retiring.
Jim Hartnett, Chaplain
Jim retired from MCP in 2002 after a 32 year career in the Communications Division. He is a charter member of the Association and still resides in Kensington, Md. He has 2 daughter's and 3 grand daughter's and has served as Facilities Coordinator at his church for the last 12 years. He enjoys maintaining his vintage Cadillac and attending Baltimore Oriole baseball games.
Diane Quinn Tillery, Merchandise Director
Diane retired in 2009 and is currently employed as an investigator with the Frederick County States Attorney's Office. She lives in Boyds with her husband Chris and is the mother of three adult-age children. In her spare time, Diane loves to travel. Eventually she would like to retire to the Myrtle Beach area.
Robert E. "Bob" Philo, Communications Director
Bob joined MCP in 1963 and was originally stationed at WG on Shift 3. He was one of the first officers trained as a Breathalyzer Operator by MSP. Later, he was transferred to K-9. Then back to WG as a Detective Cpl. When the Major Fraud Unit was formed in Rockville, he was transfered there and promoted to Sgt. In 1972 Bob, who got all of his undergraduate and law school hours while on-the-job, passed the Maryland Bar Exam. In 1973 he left MCP to open his own law office in Olney. In 1980 Bob moved to Texas and was admitted to the bar there. Bob still resides in Texas and is semi-retired.
Don Pohlmann, Member at Large
Don retired from MCP in 2004 after a 29-year career. Don had varied assignments in his career including W/G and SS Patrol, Alcohol Enforcement Unit, SAT, Crime Analyst, and 12 years as Detective in the Financial Crimes Division. His final four years were spent with the Technology Division working on the PS2000 Project, a communications upgrade program during which he coordinated the installation of radios and computers in the police fleet. Don enjoys woodworking and tinkering with his antique Plymouth. Don is the facilities coordinator at his Church in Olney, Maryland. Don and his wife Chris, a Member at Large, reside in Damascus, Maryland.
Chris Pohlmann, Member at Large
When she first served on this board, we knew her as Chris Cocuzzi. In the Spring of 2008, Don and Chris Pohlmann were united in Holy Marimony in Olney, Maryland. The two have become inseparable and were both often seen selling MCPAA merchandise at various functions. Chris started her career in criminal justice as a District Court Commissioner in Silver Spring. She then applied and became a police officer with Montgomery County in 1974. She started her career as a patrol officer in the Silver Spring District and also worked for seven years in the Pawn Unit before retiring in 2002. Following retirement, Chris started working as a volunteer at the Children's Inn at NIH, and also is also very involved with COPS, the Concerns of Police Survivors organization dedicated to helping families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. In her spare time, Chris also works as a driver education instructor. Chris and Don live near Damascus and enjoy walking their dogs together and camping.
Bob Judith, Member at Large
Bob served on the Montgomery County Police Dept. from 1971 to 1997 after serving in the USMC in a combat unit in Vietnam. Bob retired from the department and went to work for the Montgomery County Schools. He then had an opportunity to become a Safety & Health Director for a construction company and worked on the Capitol Visitor's and Kennedy Center projects in DC. Bob then left that company and became the Vice President of HR/ Risk Management for a large Parking and Valet company in DC. He is also a consultant for his wife's company. Bob enjoys mentoring the younger executives with the knowledge obtained as a Police Officer, former Marine, University of Maryland graduate, and his training in OSHA, DOT, and labor law compliance. He and his wife Mary Ann have been together for 50+ years and have two daughters, Gina and Christie.
Eileen Disinger, Member at Large
Eileen is a charter member of the MCPAA, beginning her service with the Montgomery County government in 1969 and transferring to the police department as a secretary in the Silver Spring Detective Section in 1971. In 1973 she married Silver Spring officer Robert Disinger. When the police academy opened in Rockville, she transferred there and in 1976 when their first son, James, was born she made the decision to become a full-time mother. Their second son, Jeffrey, was born in 1979. Eileen divides her time between providing childcare for her two youngest grandchildren, being the domestic engineer, and as an 18-year member of the Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club.
Karl Plitt, Member at Large
Karl retired from MCPD on 1 January 2003, after 28+ years of service. At that time Karl was the senior Tactical Medic, having started that program in 1979 with Paul Sterling. Karl served in Bethesda, along the river in Cabin John & Glen Echo. From there Karl went on to get involved in emergency preparedness, specialized vehicles, HAZMAT training for the department, and major event logistics ("Tactical Catering") He now lives in Spring Hill, TN, near Nashville. Karl & his wife Pam volunteer with Tri-State Collie Rescue. He is also a crew member & medic with the LST 325, an historic WWII Landing Ship Tank (LST) that landed tanks on the beach on D-Day.
Alanna Ward, Member at Large
Bio coming soon
Photo coming soon
Gary Costello is our newsletter editor. Jack Toomey is our historian. Jerry Bromley and Steve Lansing are our Past Presidents Advisory Committee. Edward Joiner (DE), Donald Hearn (DE), Tom Lantzy (FL), Nick Cocuzzi (FL), Bobby Howell (FL), Larry Beall (NC), Joe Troianno (NC), Thomas Redding ((PA), Joan Preller (SC), Thomas Cawood (TN) and John Crabill (WV) are regional representatives.
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