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. R. Govan, Jr., #137- Ward 4

Pfc Ronald Govan Jr pictured standing in the Town Park with trees in the background

Sgt. L. Deshields, #140-Ward 5

Pfc. Deshields

Cpl. K. Jones, #123-Ward 7

Cpl Jones standing in the Town field

Cpl. D. People, Jr., #138-Ward 3

Pfc People

Cpl.G.Miltenberger,#136-Ward 1Photo of Cpl. Miltenberger standing in the park in her town police uniform

Pfc. P. Shepherd, #139-Ward 6

PFC Shepherd 1

Admin. Assist. E. Gilead

E. Gilead standing in the Town Field


National Night Out 2021- residents play pickleball

Group of UP residents pose for a photo while playing pickleball during 2021 National Night Out

NNO 2021 - Chief Baker plays pickleball with residents

Chief Baker plays pickle ball during 2021 National Night Out

Chief Baker with Chief for the Day 6th grade UPES recipients

Chief standing with the recipients of the Chief for the Day Award

UP Police department and students pose with the mounted police

 Chief for the Day students stand with mounted police

Shop with a Cop

Target Christmas Pic

Chief Baker (on far right) completes Implicit Bias training at UMD

Group photo of Chief Baker and others who completed the UMD implicit bias training

Fourth of July Parade with Mayor Biermann, Ward 3 Council Member Laurie Morrissey, Chief Baker and the MNCPP Mounted Unit

4th of July Chief and Mayor

Fourth of July Parade, Cpl. Miltenberger and Captain Graddy

Cpl. Miltenberger and Captain Graddy

Mount Rainier Day 2022, Pfc. People, Captain Graddy, Pfc. Shepherd, A/Sgt. Govan

Pfc. People, Captain Graddy, Pfc. Shepherd, A/Sgt. Govan

Movie Night 2022- Town Field A/ Sgt. Miltenberger, Elizabeth Gilead, A/ Sgt. Govan, Captain Graddy, Cpl . Stennett

Movie Night 2022

Coffee with a Cop-Starbuck 2022. Sabrina Meyers, Ms. Ann Sparks, Pfc People, A/Sgt. Miltenberger, Chief Baker, Catherine Turner, Captain Graddy

Coffee with a Cop Starbucks

Pfc. People on T-3 Patrol stopped to talk with community members

Pfc. People on T-3 Patrol with residents

Town Resident Ms. Patricia R. Williams and Pfc. P. Shepherd on Halloween 2022

PFC Shepherd Halloween

Captain Graddy and A/Sgt. Govan completed Crisis Intervention Training

Crisis Intervention Training 2022

Pfc. P. Shepherd running the 2023 Azalea Classic

Shepherd Azelea Classic Run

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

Pfc. Shepherd and Cpl. Miltenberger
  1. Physical Address
    6724 Baltimore Avenue
    University Park, MD 20782

    Emergency Phone: 911

  2. Harvey Baker

    Phone: 301-277-0050 ext. 300