Sheriff

Leonardtown Community Policing


HISTORY

The Leonardtown Community Policing "Town Watch" program was established in 1995 under a Federal Grant, in cooperation with the Commissioners of Leonardtown and the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office.
This program was established to foster a better working relationship between citizens and the police. The Leonardtown Community Policing program was host to the county's first Motorcycle Patrol.

LEONARDTOWN'S DEPUTY
The Community Police Officer for Leonardtown utilizes a marked patrol car and a police equipped "mountain bike" to patrol Leonardtown's streets and neighborhoods. The Mountain Bike program was established in 1998 and used to provide an increased presence in areas frequented by juveniles. The Community Police Officer for Leonardtown frequently provides Bike Safety programs in the schools and neighborhoods of Leonardtown.
The Community Police Officer for Leonardtown also conducts a variety of Crime Prevention programs for Leonardtown's citizens.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES
In addition to the duties outlined above, the Community Police Officer for Leonardtown also participates in after-school programs at Leonardtown Middle School, as well as programs at Father Andrew White, Leonardtown Elementary and St. Mary's Ryken High schools. All of the duties of the Community Police Officer help foster a better working relationship between local law enforcement and the community that they serve.



St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office
Headquarters - 23150 Leonard Hall Drive - Leonardtown, MD 20650 - 301-475-8008
Detention and Rehabilitation Center - 41880 Baldridge Street - P.O. Box 960 - Leonardtown, MD 20650 - 301-475-4200 x*2200
District 1 Station - 37575 Charlotte Hall School Road - Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
District 4 Station - 47382 Lincoln Avenue - Lexington Park, MD 20653
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