Police/Public Safety Department

Phone Numbers

Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: 301-352-1200
Glenarden Police Department: 301-772-3214 (Information Only 9AM-5PM)   


Our Committment

Our staff is committed to providing the highest level of professional service to our citizens and visitors through the impartial enforcement of laws and codes, commitment to community policing, and problem solving in a friendly and compassionate manner. It is a requirement that we perform our jobs with the highest level of integrity and professionalism at all times.

Our Police Department is constantly looking for ways to improve our crime prevention procedures by providing a safe community for our residents. We encourage the community to give us feedback on how to servce you better. We will continue to remain accountable for our actions while proactively taking a stance against crime in our community. Please feel free to voice any ideas or concerns you may have.


Contact: Philip O’Donnell, Chief
Telephone: (301) 773-2100, ext. 26
Fax: (301) 773-6375
Email: podonnell@cityofglenarden.org
Lt. W. Jackson
Telephone: (301) 772-3214, ext. 36
Fax: (301) 773-6375
Email:  wjackson@cityofglenarden.org

Police Officers
Officer Atkinson
Sergeant Richardson
Officer Burnett
PFC Shelby
Officer Foster
Cpl. Smith
PFC Jackson
Sergeant Spence
Officer Kelly
Cpl. Taylor 


Joan Allen, Police Clerk
(301) 772-3214

Viveca Jones, Fingerprint Clerk
(301) 772-3214

Chief O’Donnell welcomes comments and suggestions from the citizens of Glenarden.  His e-mail address is podonnel@cityofglenarden.org.



 Additional parking regulations from The Maryland Vehicle Law Annotated:

(a) Manner of parking generally. – Except as otherwise provided in this section, a vehicle that is stopped or parked on a two-way roadway shall be stopped or parked parallel to the right hand curb or edge of the roadway, with its right hand wheels within 12 inches of that curb or edge of the roadway.

(b) Parking on one-way roadway. – Except as otherwise provided by local ordinance, a vehicle that is stopped or parked on a one-way roadway shall be stopped or parked parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway, in the direction of authorized traffic movement, with:

(1) Its right hand wheels within 12 inches of the right hand curb or edge of the roadway or
(2) Its left hand wheels within 12 inches of the left hand curb or edge of the roadway.


Public Affairs

Please see attached PDF for detailed information of services the Glenarden Police Department provides.

Public Affairs [view PDF]


General Crime Prevention Tips

The Glenarden Police Department encourages you to read these tips to help keep our community safe.

General Crime Prevention Tips [view PDF ]


City of Glenarden Neighborhood Watch Program

The Glenarden Police Department invites you to become a part of the Neighboorhood Watch Program.

Neighborhood Watch Program [view PDF]


City of Glenarden Police Department Complaint Form

Beginning July 1, 2016, police complaint forms will no longer require notarization. Please see form below and return to the Glenarden Police Department.

Police Department Complaint Form [view PDF]


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