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What are the office hours of the Cheverly Police Department?
The Cheverly Police Department provides 24 hour coverage to the Town, however, the administrative offices are only open weekdays from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
What are the telephone numbers of the Cheverly Police Department?
In the case of an Emergency, Dial 9-1-1
The non-emergency telephone number for calls for service or police response is (301) 352-1200, 24 hours a day. The Prince George’s County, Combined Public Safety Communications Facility, dispatches Cheverly police units for calls within the town.
The general administrative telephone number to the police department is (301) 341-1055. This telephone is answered weekdays, from 9:00am until 5:00pm.
The Cheverly evening non-emergency telephone number is (301) 789-5090. This telephone number should be utilized only outside of the Police Department's normal business hours, for the following reasons:
- To report a crime in progress;
- To report a suspicious person, vehicle, or circumstance;
- To report an emergency situation (accident, tree/wire down, fire, etc.);
- To report a solicitor;
- To obatin a vehicle impound release when the office is closed; or,
- To provide a tip about a previous crime, a wanted person, or criminal activity.
How do I get to the Police Station?
From the MD 95 Beltway:
Take MD 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) south to MD 202 (Landover Road), exiting off onto the right ramp. Turn left on MD 202, proceed approximately 2 blocks, and turn right onto Cheverly Avenue. Follow Cheverly Avenue approximately mile to Forest Road. Make a left turn onto Forest Road and follow same to the Town Hall / Police Department located at 6401 Forest Road. The Police Department occupies a separate building to the right as you enter the Town Park complex.
From Washington, DC and locations South:
From DC 395, Howard Road, and/or New York Avenue, take DC 295 south into Maryland. Continue south on MD295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) to MD 202 (Landover Road), exiting off onto the right ramp. Turn right on MD 202, proceed approximately 1 block, and turn right onto Cheverly Avenue. Follow Cheverly Avenue approximately mile to Forest Road. Make a left turn onto Forest Road and follow same to the Town Hall / Police Department located at 6401 Forest Road. The Police Department occupies a seperate building to the right as you enter the Town Park complex.
From MD 95, take westbound US 50 (John Hanson Highway) to MD 202 (Landover Road), exiting off on right ramp. Turn right onto Landover Road and follow to Cheverly Avenue on left. Forest Road will be on the left.
From MD 295, take eastbound US 50 (John Hanson Highway) to Columbia Park Road, exiting onto right ramp. Turn left onto Columbia Park Road, and after approximately 1 block, turn right onto Cheverly Avenue. Forest Road will be on the right.
How and where do I pay fines for tickets or summons issued by the Cheverly Police?
All Maryland Uniform Citations, with the exception of Red Light & Speed Camera violations, Cheverly parking citations, and Cheverly municipal infractions, must be paid to the District Court of Maryland. Instructions for these payments are included on the back of such citations.
Red Light camera violations must be paid directly to the Town of Cheverly, either by mail or in person at the police station, online at https://www.violationinfo.com, or over the phone at 1-866-790-4111
Cheverly parking citations and municipal infractions must be paid directly to the Town of Cheverly, either by mail or in persion at the police station.
Violations that are older than 60 days, or that have been flagged by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration or by the Town-appointed collections agency, cannot be paid by check, if paid in the station. Documents that will lift MVA flags or collection summons will be issued by the police department at that time.
How do I get a copy of a police report?
Report copies, such as crime or accident reports, are provided to persons who have a legitimate interest in the event that generated the report. They are available at the police station for a Fee:
Incident Reports are $5.00,
Accident Reports are $10.00.
Some reports, specifically accident reports, may not be available for up to 72 hours after the time of the incident.
What do I have to do to Ride-Along with a Cheverly Police Officer?
Citizens are encouraged to participate in the police department’s Ride-Along program. The Ride-Along program provides an opportunity for citizens to get to know their police officers, to provide citizens interested in a career in law enforcement an opportunity to examine the job, and to educate the community about the responsibilities of police officers. Citizens learn what to expect if they ever have a need to call for police assistance and officers get an opportunity to get to know community members.
Participants are required to sign a waiver and an acknowledgement of Ride-Along rules, with persons under the age of 16 requiring a parent’s signature. Ride-Alongs must first be approved by a police department supervisor. To begin the process for scheduling a Ride-Along, please contact the Cheverly Police Department at 301-341-1055.
How can I purchase “The Club" vehicle anti-theft device?
The police department sells The Club at a cost to all town residents. The Club can be purchased at the police station from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
I am going out of town, will the police check on my home?
Yes, we would be glad to check on your home. You can notify the police department of your absence, and schedule a house check by either:
- Contacting the office at 301-341-1055;
- Downloading the House Check Form here and returning it to the Cheverly Police Department either in person on by mail; or,
- Submitting a House Check Form directly to the Police Department via email utilizing this form (email address required)
How do I make a Commendation, Comment or Complaint?
Information regarding making commendation or filing a complaint can be found here.
The Cheverly Police Department is always interested in community Input.