Frederick City Police Department (Maryland)

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Coordinates: 39°24′49″N 77°24′47″W / 39.413701°N 77.413082°W / 39.413701; -77.413082

Frederick City Police Department
Abbreviation FPD
Motto If you want to make a difference…
If you want to be part of something great…
If you believe that public service can bring out the best in you…
Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Maryland, United States
Frederick County Maryland Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Frederick Highlighted.svg
Fredercick City Police Districts
Size 57.50 km²
Population 65,239
Legal jurisdiction Frederick, Maryland
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 100 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Officers 141
Agency executive Thomas Ledwell, Chief of Police
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Frederick City Police Department (FPD) provides police services to the city of Frederick, Maryland, the second-largest city in that state. The department is organized into several divisions, and is responsible for policing more than 65,000 people in an area of 57.50 square kilometres (22.20 sq mi). FPD is headed by Thomas Ledwell.[1]

Two members of this department have died in the line of duty. Officer John H. Adams was shot on 9 August 1922. Police officer Richard Mark Bremer died in a traffic accident on 23 October 2008.[2]

In October 2013, Officer Charity Faith Hoxie agreed to resign from the department and not to work in law enforcement for three years. This was part of a deal that suspended charges against her for using stolen gift cards in nearby Hagerstown.[3]

In April 2014, Officer Benjamin Whitmore pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting his girlfriend.[4]

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  1. ^ "Departments > Police > About FPD > About Chief Ledwell". The City of Frederick. 
  2. ^ "Search for a Fallen Officer". Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP). 
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  3. ^ Former Frederick police officer resigns to end criminal case, by Danielle E. Gaines, 22 October 2013, Frederick News-Post
  4. ^ Frederick police officer admits assaulting girlfriend, by Danielle Gaines, 2 April 2014, Frederick News-Post

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