Havre De Grace Police Department

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Havre De Grace Police Department
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Common name Havre De Grace Police Department
Abbreviation HDGPD
Motto "The fundamental mission of the Havre de Grace Police Department is to protect life and property and enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner"
Agency overview
Preceding agency
  • Municipal Police
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction Havre De Grace, Maryland, USA
Population 13,392 (2012, Estimated)
Legal jurisdiction Incorporated Havre De Grace, MD
General nature • Local civilian agency
Headquarters 715 Pennington Ave[1]

Agency executive
  • Teresa Walter, Chief of Police
HDGPD Official Site

The Havre De Grace Police Department (HDGPD) is a full-service agency servicing the incorporated municipality of Havre De Grace, Maryland. Established in 1981, HDGPD is Havre De Grace's primary law enforcement agency.[2]


The Chief is Teresa Walter.[3]


The department consists of the following divisions and specialized units:[4]

  • Administration
  • Communications
  • Criminal Investigations Division
  • K-9 Unit
  • Narcotics Task Force*
  • Patrol
  • SWAT*

*The Narcotics Task Force & SWAT Team are both multi-jurisdictional and composed of members from the Havre De Grace Police Department and other local police agencies.

Rank structure and insignia[edit]

Title Insignia Duties
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Directs Police Department
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Patrol & Operations Commander
Sergeant (SGT)
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Specialized Unit / Shift Supervisor
Corporal (CPL)
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First Line Supervisor
Patrolman First Class (PFC)
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Road Patrol / Specialized Units, first official rank after Probation
Detective (DET)
Investigates Serious Crime, is a Specialty, not an official rank
Officer (OFF)
Road Patrol, basic rank upon completion of Academy


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°30′41.49″N 76°09′52.16″W / 39.5115250°N 76.1644889°W / 39.5115250; -76.1644889