Frederick Police Department

The Frederick Police Department (FPD) is a technologically innovative and progressive police agency, committed to ensuring Frederick City’s exceptional quality of life. We partner with our citizens, striving to ensure satisfaction. We steadfastly believe that our commitment to provide excellent police service makes Frederick a unique and wonderful place in which citizens thrive. We demonstrate the highest respect for all citizens, treat all citizens as equal customers, and never tolerate taking another person’s dignity. We understand that police power derives from the people. We expect excellence and respect in all we do.

The FPD aggressively combats crime through a variety of policing strategies, including data-driven policing, problem-solving, and community policing. We work with citizens, community groups, and other government entities through a systematic and community-oriented process to prevent and mitigate crime through focused law enforcement and problem-solving.

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The Frederick Police Department is CALEA Accredited!  

The CALEA Accreditation programs provide public safety agencies with an opportunity to voluntarily meet an established set of professional standards, which require:

  • Comprehensive and uniform written directives that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities
  • Reports and analyses to make fact-based and informed management decisions.
  • Preparedness to address natural or man-made critical incidents
  • Community relationship-building and maintenance
  • Independent review by subject matter experts
  • Continuous pursuit of excellence through annual reviews and other assessment measures