Howard County Police Department

Our core values at the Howard County Police Department are Integrity, Pride and Community. You’ll see those words on our patch logo displayed throughout the agency and you'll see them in our daily actions. It is the department's mission to provide a secure environment for residents of Howard County by protecting life and property, reducing the opportunity for crime and disorder, enforcing the law, assisting victims and providing other police-related services as required by the community in a manner consistent with the values of a free society. The department embraces the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police and is committed to resolving problems collaboratively through community partnerships.

Police Newsroom

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Police formalize immigration practices with release of written policy in Howard County: 

click here for more information on OPS-10.

For other police-related news releases, please visit our newsroom.

                 Annual Reports/Crime Stats                 
                 Local Guide for Victims and Witnesses
                 Maryland Sex Offender Registry Search
                 What to do when stopped by a police officer
Community Outreach

Halloween Andre

Visit our events calendar for upcoming programs and events!

Bike with a Cop

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Bike the Columbia Lakefront with officers from HCPD's Pathway Patrol May 20, more info.