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The safety of our drivers and passengers on local roadways will always be a priority of the Howard County Police. HCPD now offers residents the opportunity to report concerning traffic situations throughout the county. Each report will be reviewed by a Traffic Enforcement Section officer to determine next steps.  

Officer using a radar detector to check a vehicle's speed
Frequently Asked Questions
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What violations can I report online?
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  • Speeding 
  • Unsafe passing/ lane changes 
  • Stop sign violations 
  • Traffic light violations 
  • Cell phone usage
  • Tailgating
  • Pedestrian violations
  • Right of way violations 
  • Improper lane use

Additional recurring issues can be reported with descriptive details. 

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What happens after I submit a complaint?
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Respondents will receive a response within five business days of receiving a reoccurring traffic violation form. For isolated violations, forms will be reviewed and a letter will be sent to the offending vehicle’s owner as possible and appropriate.

Email [email protected] with questions. 
 

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What roadways do not fall under HCPD's jurisdiction?
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The following highways are excluded because they fall under the jurisdiction of the Maryland State Police: 

  • Interstate 70 
  • Interstate 95

Contact the Maryland State Police – Waterloo barrack, at 410-379-9700 or by email at [email protected], regarding incidents that occur on the interest.
 

File a Complaint
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Isolated incident
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This form should be used for isolated incidents. Entries must include the violator’s vehicle’s tag number and description.

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Recurring traffic violations
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This form should be used for a persistent traffic issue(s) at a specific location within Howard County.

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Parking
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Parking complaints are handled by the appropriate police districts and auxiliary officers. 

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Signage, roadway design and traffic signals
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Signage, roadway design and traffic signal concerns are handled by the Howard County Department of Public Works – Traffic Engineering division.

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