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Gaithersburg Police Department

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The Gaithersburg Police Department safeguards the lives of those within the City, enforces the laws and ordinances of the State of Maryland and the City of Gaithersburg, protects property, maintains the safe and orderly flow of traffic, and assists in securing, for all persons, equal protection of the law.

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.


We are committed to protecting life and property, improving the quality of life for all people, and protecting City interests.

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.

General Orders

These documents represent the General Orders for the Gaithersburg Police Department. Certain Department policies and procedures have been withheld entirely or redacted in sections, consistent with the Maryland State Law, to prevent the release of information that, if disclosed, would jeopardize operations or create risk to public or officer safety.

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 Cadet Program

The Cadet program provides mentorship, training, and experience to those interested in the field of law enforcement. Cadets in turn assist the department in daily operations & community outreach efforts.

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 Annual Reports

The Gaithersburg Police Department produces an annual publication that includes significant initiatives undertaken during the year, awards and recognition, collaborative partnerships, basic crime data and summaries of internal affairs reviews.

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.