The fundamental reason this position exists is to provide protection and security for the citizens of Montgomery. Police Majors serve as Division Commanders in one of the MPD divisions. Incumbents directly supervise Captains and Lieutenants within their division. Work also entails budget and policy development, community and public relations, and emergency incidents and crises management. Police Majors are supervised by the Police Chief.
As of March 26, 2020, all Police Captains in the Montgomery Police Department, who have completed two years of service within the Department as a Captain, dating from the day of their promotion to Captain are eligible to compete in the process.