As the first Chief of Police, I have had the opportunity to reflect upon the vision and growth of the New Carrollton Police Department and my personal and professional growth within the organization. When I began here in 2005, the Department consisted of a three person contract police division overseen by the Prince Georges County Police Department. Nine years later, I have the extreme honor of leading a 24 hour police department that is committed to community problem solving and public safety. More than 18 professional men and women have taken an oath to serve the New Carrollton community with professionalism and a mission to truly serve and protect.
Today the department has highly trained officers and support staff together along with the support of residents and business owners; we are identifying and resolving matters of concern.
What might not be apparent to most of our customers is the number of city, state and federal laws that the Department is responsible for enforcing. Officers respond to calls for service, investigate all major and minor crimes, transport arrestees to jail and testify at court. The knowledge base and skill of department personnel is remarkable.
What is most exciting about being the Chief of Police is to watch the police department continue to develop.
The New Carrollton Police Department values community relations and is committed to building positive relations with citizens, business owners and visitors. I share the pride of the Department in its allegiance to customer service. I am thankful for the support the department and personnel receive from the community. I look forward to leading the Department’s future growth so that it can effectively respond to the needs of the New Carrollton community. There are career and volunteer opportunities within the Department and I hope that many of you will consider being a part of the New Carrollton Police Department family.
Col. David G. Rice
Chief of Police