Greenbelt Police Department (Maryland)

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Greenbelt Police Department
Abbreviation GPD
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Greenbelt Police Department patch
Agency overview
Employees 69
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Greenbelt in the state of Maryland, USA
Population 23,541 (2012 est)
General nature
Operational structure
Officers 55
Agency executive James Craze, Chief Of Police
Headquarters 550 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Greenbelt Police Department (GPD) is the primary law enforcement agency servicing a population of 21,972[1] within 6.5 square miles (17 km2) of the city of Greenbelt.[2]


The GPD is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency. The current chief of police is James Craze. The GPD has an authorized strength of over 70 officers and is divided into three sections:[3][4]

  • Patrol Division- has sworn 31 officers and is divided within the following:
    • Communications
    • Bike Unit
    • Honor Guard
    • Traffic
    • Crash Reconstruction
  • Special Operations- was created in July 1987 with a (then) Tactical Unit and has grown to include the following:
    • Emergency Response Unit (SWAT)
    • K-9
    • Criminal Investigation
    • Evidence Unit (fingerprinting)
    • Narcotics Task Force
    • School Resource (SRO)
  • Administrative Services
    • Media Relations

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Coordinates: 39°0′23″N 76°53′30″W / 39.00639°N 76.89167°W / 39.00639; -76.89167