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The Police Department

POSTED January 15, 2014

Mayor Rawlings-Blake's
Safer City Campaign
for Baltimore

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Office Manager

The SaferCity campaign is a coalition of Maryland business, community, faith, government and institutional leaders led by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to advocate for positive change in Maryland's Criminal Justice System to make Baltimore Safer.

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Patrol Districts

City District Map
City District

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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History of the Police Department

Police Headquarters - 1929
Police Headquarters
- 1929

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.

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A Strategic Plan

2008 Annual Report
Strategic Plan 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 strategic plan report >>

Driving Directions

Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland

Need directions on how to get to the police headquarters? get directions >>

The History of the Badge and Patch

Old BPD badges
Old BPD badges

The design of the patch and the shield is based on historical and significant events that occured in the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland. learn more >>