The Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division consists of 117 authorized sworn personnel, 29 civilian employees and approximately 40 volunteers. Title 17, Subtitle 3, Land Use Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland provides the authority to enforce Maryland laws and local ordinances, as well as the rules and regulations specific to The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC).
The Maryland-National Capital Park Police are tasked with protecting approximately 27,000 acres of park property in Prince George’s County, as well as those who visit and staff M-NCPPC sites. Today’s M-NCPPC properties in Prince George's County include historic sites, regional parks, sports arenas, community centers, arts venues, aquatic facilities, ice skating rinks, museums, natural areas, trails and other types of recreation amenities.
The Park Police Division is proud of its commitment to all residents and visitors who use the park system. A cornerstone of the park police philosophy is found in its Operation C.A.R.E. Program, implemented to work closely with the community to resolve issues of local concern
Park Police Public Information Session
The Maryland-National Capital Park Police is up for their 5th CALEA accreditation. Assessors will be visiting August 18-20 to review policies and procedures, operations and administration--part of this is the community's experience with Park Police.
A public comment session will be held on Tuesday, August 19 at 7 pm at the Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 6600 Kenilworth Avenue in Riverdale. To comment by phone, call 301-892-1739 between 1 and 3 pm.