Police Overview

The City of Havre de Grace, which encompasses approximately 6.5 square miles, is a growing and diverse city with a rich history preserved in the facades of the structures in historic downtown Havre de Grace. From the City’s parks, the Promenade, and the Concord Point Lighthouse to the sprawling greens at the Bulle Rock Golf Course, Havre de Grace is a peaceful and tranquil place to live, work, and visit. It is the job of every Havre de Grace police officer to preserve the peace of our great City and enforce City, County, and State laws in a manner that reflects professionalism, courage, and commitment. The Havre de Grace Police Department strives to continuously advance the individual skills of the officers, the technology used to prevent and deter crime, and most importantly, the relationships with the members of our communities.

To meet the needs and demands of our City, the Havre de Grace Police Department is authorized 47 employees, 38 sworn officers and nine civilian employees. The Department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is self sufficient in receiving and dispatching calls for service.

The backbone of the Police Department is the Patrol Division which includes two Police K-9 teams, four School Resource Officers, and 24 officers assigned to regular patrol duties. Supporting the Patrol Division is the Criminal Investigative Division, or CID. Our Criminal Investigative Division includes two Criminal Detectives, one Crime Scene Detective, and one Narcotics Detective who is assigned to the Harford County Joint Narcotics Task Force.

The Havre de Grace Police Department also has an Administrative Services Division. Under this Division are six civilian Police Communication Operators (Dispatch), one civilian Evidence Clerk, one Criminal Secretary (records management), one civilian Assistant to the Chief, and one Administrative Police Officer who is responsible for Community Policing, Public Information, and other various duties.

In addition to the separate divisions, the Havre de Grace Police Department is a participating agency in the Harford County Municipal SWAT team. Several officers from various assignments within the Havre de Grace Police Department participate in this joint initiative and were selected through a competitive, voluntary process. Members of the SWAT team fulfill this part-time role in addition to their individual duty assignment.

The Command Staff for the Havre de Grace Police Department is comprised of the Chief of Police, a Captain responsible for the Operations Division, and a Captain responsible for the Administrative Services Division.