Takoma Park Police Department

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Takoma Park Police Department
Motto"You never know"
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionMaryland, USA
Size2.5 square miles
Population18,000 appx.
General nature
Headquarters7500 Maple Ave Takoma Park, Maryland
38°58′53″N 77°0′36″W / 38.98139°N 77.01000°W / 38.98139; -77.01000

Officers39 Approx ( as of 2017)
Civilians17 Approx ( as of 2017)
Agency executive
  • Anthony "Tony" DeVaul, Chief Of Police

The Takoma Park Police Department (TPPD) is the primary law enforcement agency servicing a population of approximately 17,670 (2014 est.), within 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of the municipality of Takoma Park, Maryland. Until July 1, 1997, the TPPD was aided by both the Prince George's County Police and the Montgomery County Police as the city was divided within the two counties. After that date, the municipality was moved to become contained entirely within Montgomery County by a move of the Maryland General Assembly.[1]


The TPPD is a full-service[2] agency consisting of 39 sworn officers (not including the chief), 6 dispatchers, and a support staff consisting of civilians.[3] The TPPD is divided into three divisions:[4]
  • Patrol Division
  • Support Services Division
  • Administration Division

The primary vehicles of the Takoma Park Police Department are the Dodge Charger and Ford Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan. Takoma Park Police officers carry the Sig Sauer P320 9mm pistol and wear black uniforms.


Rank Insignia
Chief of police The rank insignia for the TPPD chief is a silver U.S. eagle.
Captain The rank insignia for a TPPD captain are two silver bars, similar to the two silver bars worn by captains in the U.S. Army. They are usually worn embroidered on shoulderboards.
Lieutenant The rank insignia for an TPPD lieutenant are two single silver-colored bars.
Sergeant The rank insignia for an TPPD sergeant are three chevrons.
Corporal The rank insignia for an TPPD corporal are two chevrons.
Private First Class The rank insignia for an TPPD PFC's is a single chevron.

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