Police

Annapolis Police Department



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Do you need an officer to check on an ongoing traffic problem?  Email all the details to Captain Cynthia Howard at choward@annapolis.gov.  If you have a traffic concern that requires immediate assistance call 410-268-4141.

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Michael A. Pristoop, Chief of Police 
 Michael A. Pristoop, Chief of Police  
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Mission Statement of the City of Annapolis Police Department

The Annapolis Police Department, in partnership with the community, is dedicated to preventing and controlling crime and preserving the quality of life in Annapolis through firm, fair, and impartial law enforcement strategies. To succeed in our mission we uphold these values and core beliefs.

We are committed to preserving democracy and freedom by recognizing the constitutional rights of all.

We are committed to nurturing the public trust by maintaining professionalism in every facet of our operations and demanding Police Logothe highest levels of personal and professional integrity.

We value partnerships with diverse communities to ensure safety, security, and mutual trust. We are committed to open communication and cooperation with our residential and business communities in an effort to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for all.

We take a proactive approach while encouraging and motivating the community to do the same. We value an environment which focuses on solving problems through teamwork, participation, cooperation, and enthusiasm, fostered by decisive, professional leaders who support creativity and innovation.