Police Department

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A Message From Police Chief Amal Awad

On behalf of the women and men of the City of Hyattsville Police Department, I welcome and thank you for your interest in our agency. Our Department is internationally accredited and has a long and proud history dating back to 1886.  Today it is recognized as a leader in municipal policing. Our employees are committed to our core values of service, integrity and respect. With the support of City elected officials and other departments, we provide a safe, small-town atmosphere in a rapidly growing urban environment.

The Police Department currently has 44 police officers and 14 civilian employees and serves a diverse community of approximately 18,000 residents. Our officers recognize the importance of community partnerships and employ both proactive problem solving strategies and data driven enforcement tactics. We are also a full service police department and offer a wide variety of employment opportunities including patrols, investigations, community services, school resource officers, property custodian and crime scene/evidence technician, records division, traffic enforcement, K-9, emergency response team (ERT), technical services, training, and communications. 

Additionally, as of July 1, 2017, the Hyattsville City Police Department provides radio dispatch services for the neighboring Mount Rainier City Police Department.

The City of Hyattsville is a great place to live, work and visit. I invite you to learn more about us and the opportunities we can offer as a City and a police department.  If I may be of any assistance, or if you want to learn more about us, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Amal Awad
Chief of Police