The Gaithersburg Police Department is a nationally-accredited law enforcement agency that shares responsibility for services with the Montgomery County Police, providing coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Department responds to calls for service as necessary, and utilizes community action teams, when appropriate, to solve problems and deal with issues affecting the safety of all City neighborhoods.
Gaithersburg Police are active in the community and dedicated to providing quality services in a timely and efficient manner. The Department also provides philanthropic support to the community through charity fundraisers, participating in community meetings, providing lectures and other services such as security surveys and more.
The Department consists of the following divisions:
Alert Gaithersburg is a notification system that can immediately contact subscribers during an emergency or relay time-sensitive weather, traffic and public safety information. It delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to several electronic devices simultaneously, including multiple e-mail accounts (work, home, etc.), and cell phones.
Community Services Officer
The Community Services Officer (CSO) serves as the focal point for communication between the citizens and the police department and facilitates a cohesive and proactive approach to problem solving by the department.
Citizen Information in Traffic Enforcement (CITE)
Citizens may report violations of the traffic laws of the State of Maryland occurring in the City directly to the Gaithersburg Police Department.
Complaints and Commendations
The Gaithersburg Police Department strives to provide you with the best possible law enforcement and community services on a continuous basis. We also believe that there is always room for us to improve the level and quality of our service and we welcome input from members of the public.
Crime Summary & Quarterly Reports
Serious crimes and crime trends occurring in the City of Gaithersburg are listed here.
Gaithersburg Police Foundation
The Gaithersburg Police Foundation raises funds to support the Gaithersburg Police Department as a premier employer that delivers quality community policing, instilling public trust, safety and open communication.
Our Neighborhood Watch Program is designed to open the lines of communication between the police department and the community. By educating the community in home security techniques, operation identification and neighborhood watch concepts we can collectively reduce criminal opportunity.
Parking Ticket Payment
The City of Gaithersburg has an online parking ticket payment option or you may pay by phone.
Police Department Accreditation
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies standards reflect best practices in professional law enforcement, build trust in the community and increase accountability in the agency and the community.
Police Department History
On April 1, 1963, a resolution creating the Gaithersburg Police Department was signed by Mayor Merton F. Duvall. This resolution specified a traffic unit to be created within the Department; however, such a unit was not formed until 1983.
Police Department Recruitment
The City of Gaithersburg Police Department, an equal opportunity employer, is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency located in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland.
Police Mission, Values and Vision
We are committed to protecting life and property, improving the quality of life for all people, and protecting City interests.
Prescription Medication Disposal
Unused or expired prescription medications that can become a public safety hazard can now be dropped off at the Gaithersburg Police Station daily between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. This is an anonymous service.
Safe Speed Program
The goal of the Safe Speed program is to reduce speeding on residential streets and streets near schools in an effort to prevent injuries and fatalities among pedestrians and motorists.
Links and useful information on area resources for victims of crime.
Frequently Asked Questions