Maryland-National Capital Park Police

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police (MNCPP) is the law enforcement branch of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) and has two divisions, one in Prince George's County and one in Montgomery County in Maryland. The MNCPP in Prince George's County is also known as "Maryland Park Police" or "Maryland Park." The MNCPP in Montgomery County is known as "The Montgomery County Park Police"

History[edit]

The Maryland Park Police was created by the MNCPPC in 1953 by legislation to patrol and police all of the designated parks in Prince George's and Montgomery counties. For the first two years of its existence, Maryland Park officers had only a single car to share and had to use it until it became defunct.[1]

Duties[edit]

The MNCPP is a full-service, bi-county agency charged with investigating crimes and traffic infractions committed within MNCPPC jurisdiction.

  • The MNCPP (Montgomery County Division) has an authorized strength of 91 sworn officers and 21 civilian personnel. They patrol over 32,000 acres (130 km2) in Montgomery County.[2]
  • The MNCPP (Prince George's County Division) has an authorized strength of 117 sworn officers and 29 civilian personnel. They patrol over 26,000 acres (110 km2) in Prince George's County.[3]

Fleet[edit]

Ford Police Interceptor of the Park Police

The Maryland Park Police use a fleet of Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors, Harley Davidson Police Edition Motorcycles, Ford Taurus, Chevrolet Impala, Chevy Tahoes, ATV's, Mountain Bikes, and horses.

See also[edit]

References[edit]