Message from Chief Harvey BakerHead shot of Chief Baker

Welcome to the University Park Police Department. We are comprised of a group of experienced law enforcement professionals, who strive to provide proactive, fair, and impartial police service.

We employ the principles of community policing, respect for all people, and reverence for the law to ensure a safe and enjoyable quality of life for the citizens and visitors of the Town of University Park.

Police & Community Relationship

We believe Police at all times should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and that the public are the police; the police are the only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interest of community welfare (Peel, 1829).

I am proud and energized to lead the men and women of the University Park Police Department as we work together with the citizens to ensure public safety in University Park. I hope you will review the pages of our website to learn more about the Department and the Town of University Park. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (301) 277-0050 ext. 300 or send me an email at hbaker@upmd.org.

Chief’s Blog - What’s UP?!

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Captain S. Graddy, #130

Cpl Graddy standing in the Town field

Sgt. L. Deshields, #140-Ward 5Pfc. Deshields

Sgt. N. Griffith, #141-Ward 4

Sgt. Griffith

Cpl. K. Jones, #123-Ward 7

Cpl Jones standing in the Town field

Cpl.G.Miltenberger,#136-Ward 1

Photo of Cpl. Miltenberger standing in the park in her town police uniform

Cpl. P. Shepherd, #139-Ward 6

PFC Shepherd 1

Police Officer J. Chase #0142, Ward 2Officer Chase

Admin. Assist. E. Gilead

E. Gilead standing in the Town Field


Chief Baker and Captain Graddy promoted P. Shepherd to Corporal

Shepherd Promotion

Cpl. Miltenberger and Captain Graddy attended the International Council of Women in Law Enforcement

Capt. Graddy and Cpl Miltenberger

P. Shepherd awarded 2022 University Park Officer of the Year with Sgt. Govan

Pfc. Shepherd and Sgt. Govan

Cpl. P. Shepherd and Cpl. G. Miltenberger complete Crisis Intervention Training 2023

Pfc. Shepherd and Cpl. Miltenberger

Capt. Graddy, Sgt. Griffith, Cpl. Miltenberger and Cpl. Shepherd at the Tree Lighting Ceremony 2023

Tree Lighting 2023

Cpl. Shepherd, Cpl. Miltenberger, Captain Graddy and TJ Hollidge at the Tot Lot Re-opening

Park Opening

Sgt. Deshields, Cpl. Shepherd, Chief Baker, Captain Graddy and Sgt. Govan with the MNCPP Mounted Unit on the 4th of July

Department Photo 4th of July

Mayor Biermann and Chief Baker awarded Ms. Gilead with 5 years of service

5 Year Service award

Corporal P. Shepherd getting ready for National Night Out 2023

Cpl Shepherd NNO 2023

Ned Goldberg and Art Garroway with the University Park Police Department at NNO 2023

CERT and PD NNO 2023

University Park Officers with the Prince Georges County Explorers at NNO 2023

UPPD and PG Explorers

The University Park Police Department at National Night Out 2023

Police Department NNO 2023

Sgt. Griffith and Officer Chase at Shop with a Cop 2023

Shop with a Cop with Santa

Cpl. Shepherd receives Certificate of Achievement from Chief Baker

Chief Baker and Cpl Shepherd
  1. Physical Address
    6724 Baltimore Avenue
    University Park, MD 20782

    Emergency Phone: 911

  2. Harvey Baker

    Phone: 301-277-0050 ext. 300