City of Glenarden, MD

Chief of Police

Regis Bryant
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The Chief is expected to build and maintain positive, trusting, and transparent relationships in the community, and work with Mayor, City Council, City’s staff, other law enforcement officials, and local, State and Federal agencies. Reporting directly to the Mayor and City Manager, this position has operational supervision of the City’s Police Department in providing 24/7 coverage of the City’s incorporated jurisdiction, ensures the enforcement of laws and codes, administers crime prevention programs/strategies, leads community policing efforts, oversees the investigation of crimes and vehicular accidents, coordinates crime statistics and County/State/Federal compliance reporting, and oversees the maintenance of certification requirements for the Department.

Chief Bryant's Biography

Regis Bryant served on the Metropolitan Police Department from September 23, 1990 through March 19, 2019.  

In 1999, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, remaining in the patrol division for an additional two years where he was awarded the Medal of Valor, Blue Badge Award and Lieutenant of the Year both years. Promoted to the rank of Captain in 2001, he served as the Assistant District Commander in the Sixth Police District.

In 2002, he was transferred to the Special Operations Division where he managed; the Emergency Response Team; the Aviation and Harbor Units; Horse- Mounted and Canine Units. He is also certified at the technician level for Hazardous Materials Operations.

In 2007, as Captain, he was reassigned to the Sixth District; serving one of the most violent districts in the city. His leadership was instrumental in helping the district win the Annual City-wide Crime Reduction Award in 2009 and the Best Performing District Award in 2010.

In January 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Inspector, serving as the Executive Officer to the Assistant Chief of the Patrol Services Bureau. He was responsible for assisting with oversight of the seven patrol districts, School Security Division and Special Liaison Units. (2,900 officers)

In December 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Commander, serving as the Commander of the most violent District in the city. He was awarded Commander of the Year in 2017 and his district won 8 out of 9 awards. 

He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development School and holds a master’s degree in management and leadership from Johns Hopkins University.  He is also an Adjunct Professor for the University of Maryland teaching in Criminal Justice.