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.

Career opportunities

We're hiring!

HCPD is currently testing for entry-level and lateral officers and cadets. More info...

Community outreach programs

CWAC Travis

Coffee with a Cop is held monthly on the first Thursday, time and location vary.

Police Newsroom

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

Did you know the Howard County Police Department is on Instagram @HoCoPolice

That's where we offer a look behind the scenes at officers (civilians, volunteers and residents) who are making a difference in our community, like this one of new crossing guard Sheikhana James' first day on the job being trained by her own childhood crossing guard, 22-year veteran Dolores Turner.

You can also connect with HCPD on YouTube and NextDoor.

Remember, always call 911 in an emergency, social media accounts are not monitored 24/7!