Bowie - District 2

District 2 Station covers approximately 134 square miles with a diverse population of about 172,000 residents making it the second most populated patrol district and the second largest geographical area in the County. It borders Anne Arundel County and encompasses the City of Bowie and the Town of Upper Marlboro. The communities serviced by District 2 are Bowie, Glendale, Greenbelt, Kettering, Largo, Lanham, Mitchellville, New Carrolton, Seabrook, Springdale, Upper Marlboro and Woodmore. The District Station is divided into two sectors – David (D-Sector) and Edward (E-Sector). The sectors are further divided into individual beats.

With the Department subscribing to a community oriented philosophy, there are two Community Oriented Policing Specialist (COPS) squads at District 2. Each squad is assigned to a sector with an officer assigned to each beat. The primary goal of COPS squads is to work cooperatively with individual community members, groups of citizens, and both public and private organizations to identify and resolve issues which potentially affect the livability of their specific neighborhoods, areas, or the district as a whole. The COPS officers are also responsible for assisting with establishing Neighborhood Watch programs, providing security surveys and safety information, and maintaining positive, easily accessible relationships with their communities. To determine who is assigned to your community, please contact District 2.

The District 2 Chief’s Advisory Council (CAC) was developed to engage the police department and the community in a proactive dialogue centered on developing mutual trust, information sharing, and relationship building. The CAC consists of members of diverse communities who are committed to working together, and with the police department, to foster a climate of safety, security, and mutual respect. The CAC meets at 7pm on the 2nd Monday of the Month at alternate locations, the Largo Resource Center (even months) and the Fairwood Resource Center (odd months). All residents are encouraged to attend.

The District 2 Coffee Club consists of residents of the community who meet monthly to discuss public safety matters, crime statistics and other concerns in an informal setting. The Coffee Club is a public forum for ALL citizens, business owners, organizations, and public officials. This is an excellent opportunity for community members and the police to engage in informal discussions of topics related to public safety.

The District 2 police station benefits from Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS). VIPS is an all volunteer corps of community members dedicated to providing support to the District station relieving some staffing demands. Community members interested in joining VIPS should contact the District Station. There are seven high/middle schools servicing over 8000 students within the district, each staffed with a School Resource Officer (SRO).The SRO program places specially trained officers in the schools with the goal of creating and maintaining safe, secure, and orderly learning environments for students, teachers, and staff. With such a program, the officer represents much more than just “a cop in the school”. The SRO’s are responsible for establishing critical communication links and creating a free flow of information between the police, the community and the youth.

The District 2 Police Explorers Post 222 meets at 7pm every Wednesday at the Fairwood Resource Center. The program is open to young men and women ages 12 (and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement.  The Explorers have been nationally recognized for their community volunteer work as well their professionalism. Youth interested in joining or adults interested in volunteering with the Explorers should contact their COPS officer.

Meetings

The District 2 Coffee Club meets at 9am every third Friday of the month at the Dutch Farmers Market, Upper Marlboro. All residents are encouraged to attend.

The CAC meets at 7pm on the 2nd Monday of the Month at alternate locations, the Largo Resource Center (even months) and the Fairwood Resource Center (odd months). All residents are encouraged to attend.

Prince George’s County Police Explorers Post 222 meets at 7pm every Wednesday at the Fairwood Resource Center.U

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