The Police Department
History of the Police Department
The preservation of the peace, protection of property and the arrest of offenders has been the goal of Baltimore residents since August 8, 1729, when Baltimore was established.read more of the history
The Annual Report
The mission of the Baltimore Police Department, in partnership with the Baltimore community, is to protect and preserve life, protect property, understand and serve the needs of the city's neighborhoods, and to improve the quality of life of our community.read the entire 2008 annual report
Baltimore is divided into nine police districts, which are each headed by a local police station. The District Finder will help you locate the district that you belong to.
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The History of the Badge and Patch
The design of the patch and the shield is based on historical and significant events that occurred in the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland.learn more