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Meet the Chief

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I consider myself fortunate to command this group of hardworking, dedicated men and women employed by The Maryland-National Capital Park Police. They are highly trained and capable law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing courteous, state-of-the-art law enforcement services to the citizens of Prince George’s County, Maryland.

About the Chief

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police
Prince George’s County Division

Chief Stanley (Stan) Johnson  

Stan Johnson began his career with M-NC Park Police in 1986 as a Patrol Officer and progressively moved up the ranks, serving in both Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Chief Johnson has obtained a wealth of knowledge in law enforcement and community policing, along with command level management experience. Throughout his career, Stan assumed direct responsibility for every operational component within the Park Police Division, including Patrol Operations, Investigative Operations, Communications, Records Management, Training, Administration, and Special and Technical Operations. He also served as the Park Police public information officer for 16 years, and has worked to build excellent relationships that have helped foster a positive image of our Park Police in the community.


One of Johnson’s major accomplishments has been managing the accreditation process with the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Under his leadership, Stan managed and coordinated the achievement of five CALEA Accreditations by the Prince George’s County Park Police Division. He has served as a CALEA accreditation assessor of other agencies for the past 10 years.


A graduate of John Hopkins University, Johnson holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management with a focus in Police Executive Leadership, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management. In addition, he has attended the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development School (FBI-LEEDS) and New England Institute of Law Enforcement Management (NEILEM) program.


Johnson has consistently demonstrated his commitment to the mission of the Park Police Division through professionalism and service.