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District 8 - Station - Forestville

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District VIII - Forestville Station Beat Map (PDF)

Commander: Major Katina L. Gomez
Assistant Commander: Captain Chad J. Schmick

District 8 is located is located in the north-eastern region of the County. It is bordered to the northwest and southwest by Washington, DC.  

District 8 communities include
  • Capital Heights
  • District Heights
  • Forestville
  • Suitland
  • Westphalia

Community Oriented Policing Services - COPS

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is a U.S. Department of Justice program designed to facilitate building trust and mutual respect between police and the communities that they serve.  Through COPS initiatives officers are integrated into the community’s day-to-day on-goings by attending community meetings, county neighborhood initiatives, working with community members and other stake-holders. Together we work to resolve issues that affect the quality of life in the community. COPS collaborative efforts seek to resolve activities that impede safety, address community concerns, and implement solutions using various county resources.

                               Connect with your community’s COPS Officer by contacting:
                                   District 8 Station – Forestville 
                                Front Desk: 301-516-5200                                                                                                                       Email:  

Community Meetings:

Citizen Advisory Council (CAC)

The Commander of each District nominates citizens from each Sector of their District to serve on the Citizen Advisory Council (CAC). Citizens nominated must have a previously established interest and/or been involved in police community relations programs. All nominations will be evaluated and approved by the Chief of Police.

CAC members meet with District Commanders, their staff, and crime prevention personnel to discuss emerging problems within the community, proposed crime reduction solutions, and community initiatives.

Meeting Date, Time, and Location:    1st Wednesday of the Month* at 6:30 PM
District 3 – Landover 
2nd Floor Conference Room
7600 Barlowe Road
Landover, Maryland 20785

                                                                 *NoteThis CAC does not meet in July and August.

Coffee Club

Coffee Club meetings are open to everyone. Community members are encouraged to attend and ask questions that inform officers about community-related issues. This is an excellent opportunity for participants to meet and collaborate with neighbors and officers in the combat to crime.

Meeting Date, Time, and Location:    1st Wednesday of each Month at 9 AM
Woodmore Town Center


                                                            9001 McHugh Drive,

                                                            Lanham, Maryland 20706