Letter from the Chief of Police
Welcome to the Prince George’s County Police Department website. This department is the primary law enforcement agency in the County. Our goals and responsibilities are to protect the lives and property our citizens and residents, and businesses by disrupting disorder and reducing the opportunity for individuals to commit crimes. With the apprehension of persons suspected of committing crimes and the effective investigation of criminal acts, we are key contributors to maintaining a peaceful and orderly community that is consistent with the high quality of life in Prince George’s County. The Department is committed to these goals and committed to working closely with the community to accomplish them.
The Chief of Police – commanding officer of the Department – is appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. The Chief is responsible for every aspect of the Department’s management that results in an efficient and effective crime-fighting agency. The Police Chief is also responsible for coordinating relations between the Department and the citizens and residents it serves, County agencies, and other local, state and federal agencies.
This site is designed to provide you, our citizens, residents and businesses with insight into our workplace and to new and ongoing programs that have been instituted to strengthen the Department’s crime-fighting infrastructure and to work closely with citizens and residents to keep our community safe. If you have any questions after visiting our website, please do not hesitate to contact us. As always, if you need immediate police services dial 911; for non-emergency situations, contact your local police district or call the police non-emergency number: 301-352-1200.
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