Howard County Police Department

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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Howard County Police launch body camera pilot program Annual Reports/Crime Stats
Police formalize immigration practices with release of written policy                         Guide for Victims and Witnesses
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For other police-related news releases, please visit our newsroom. What to do when stopped by a police officer

Community Outreach




For a list of upcoming community events, visit our calendar. To invite the police department to your meeting or event, click here.


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