Salisbury Police Department (Maryland)

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City of Salisbury Police Department
Salisbury Police Department
Abbreviation SPD
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Salisbury Police patch
Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Salisbury in the state of Maryland, United States
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Salisbury, Maryland
38°22′5″N 75°36′34″W / 38.36806°N 75.60944°W / 38.36806; -75.60944
Agency executives
  • Barbara Duncan, Chief of Police
  • Ivan Barkley, Colonel/Deputy Chief
Units Administration
Criminal Investigations
Person Dave Meinschein, Major, for Operations
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Salisbury Police Department (SPD) is a nationally accredited full-service agency servicing a population of 23,743 persons within 11.4 square miles (30 km2) of the municipality of Salisbury, in the U.S. state of Maryland.[1]

SPD became accredited on April 26, 1987, becoming the 45th agency accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.[2]

In 2011, the Salisbury Police Department partnered with the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore to create two funds. The first is a College Scholarship program to send a future Salisbury Police Officer to Wor-Wic Community College. The second is a fund to re-establish the Mounted Unit and to assist in the establishment of a K-9 Unit.[3]


The Chief of Police is Barbara Duncan. She is the departments tenth chief and the first female.[4]

The department is divided into three divisions:

  • Administrative
  • Operations
  • Criminal Investigations


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