Takoma Park Police Department

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Takoma Park Police Department
Abbreviation TPPD
Motto "You never know"
Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Maryland, USA
Size 2.5 square miles
Population 17,000 appx.
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 7500 Maple Ave Takoma Park, Maryland
38°58′53″N 77°0′36″W / 38.98139°N 77.01000°W / 38.98139; -77.01000
Officers 42 Approx ( as of 2013)
Civilians 25 Approx ( as of 2013)
Agency executive (vacant as of 3/10/2017), Chief Of Police
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

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 42 sworn officers (not including the chief), 8 dispatchers, and a support staff of 17 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 Ford Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan. Takoma Park Police officers carry the Sig Sauer P320 9mm pistol and wear black uniforms.

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