Always call 911 in an emergency; non-emergencies, call 410-313-2200.
For general information: 410-313-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Anonymous tips: 410-313-STOP or email@example.com
Drug activity tips: 410-290-DRUG or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gang activity tips: email@example.com
Internal Affairs: 410-313-5800 or PoliceIAD@howardcountymd.gov
Get in touch with your local Community Resource Officer here.
To provide general feedback to the department or to compliment the agency or any of it’s members, please complete a Citizen Survey.
To file a complaint against an officer, please see the following section.
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.
We protect and serve—and we always strive to provide the highest level of service. We expect all of our members to do their best in any situation. Part of that commitment is to investigate all complaints against our members in an unbiased, thorough and fair way.
The honor of our agency depends on the personal integrity and discipline of each member. We expect our members to exceed the highest standards of personal conduct, both on- and off-duty.
The Internal Affairs complaint process allows us to hear concerns, investigate issues and evaluate training. It also helps us better understand the concerns of the public, which may not always have an in-depth understanding of police practices.
The Internal Affairs process offers an open line of communication and unbiased review that benefits everyone involved, both in the community and the agency.
Every member of society, citizens and officers alike, deserve to be treated with respect, fairness and dignity. At the Howard County Police Department, we expect no less.
How to file a complaint:
As a complainant, you will receive a fair, impartial and thorough investigation.
Download a copy of the department's Internal Affairs Process
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