About the Chestertown Police Department

  • Chestertown Police Department
    601 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
    410-778-1800

    cpd@chestertownpolice.com

  • The Chestertown Police Department is a “full service” agency responsible for enforcing the laws of the State of Maryland within the Town of Chestertown.

    The men and women of the Chestertown Police Department are dedicated to service through superior performance. We believe mutual respect, trust and pride in our organization, combined with traditional values and innovative techniques, will ensure the community’s right to a safe environment.
  • The men and women of the Chestertown Police Department are bound by a high standard of conduct, as exemplified in the following values:

    Life
    We believe the protection of life is our highest priority.

    Respect
    We believe in individual human dignity and the preservation of human rights under the rule and spirit of law, always treating others as we would like to be treated.

    Integrity
    We believe in maintaining the public trust by holding ourselves accountable to the highest moral and ethical standards.

    Fairness
    We believe in the delivery of service that provides fair and equal treatment to all citizens without regard to age, gender, race, creed, color, religion or national origin.

    Trust
    We believe in order to provide effective service we must develop and maintain the confidence of the community.

    Partnerships
    We believe in working in partnership with the community and each other to identify and resolve problems and issues which affect the safety of our citizens.

    Loyalty
    We believe in an allegiance to the community, to the organization and to each other.

    Professionalism
    We believe in delivering a level of service which will reflect the pride we have in our community and organization.
  • Are you looking for a rewarding career of service to your community? Join your Chestertown Police Department law enforcement team. .All new officers start their careers as uniformed Patrol Officers in marked vehicles.

    Benefits:
    - Full pay while you receive 6 months of state-of-the art law enforcement training
    - Law Enforcement Officers retirement program (LEOPS)
    - Health Benefits and Life Insurance
    - Generous leave program

    Do you qualify? You must meet our minimum qualifications:
    - Age 21
    - High school graduate
    - U.S. citizen
    - Valid driver’s license
    - No criminal record
    - Able to pass written and oral examinations
    - Able to pass physical, psychological, polygraph, and drug screening tests

    When we need Officers, we advertise widely in local papers and through community organizations. If you would like to come talk to us about a career in law enforcement, call 410 778-1800.

    To apply, please download an application from the link below. Return the completed application along with all other required forms by mail or in person to the Chestertown Police Department.

    Application for Employment
  • If you want to get copies of official police records, you may write to us or visit us at:
    Chestertown Police Department
    601 High Street
    Chestertown, MD 21620

    Because of concerns for privacy, you may be asked to provide proof of your identity and we may have to determine whether you are entitled to the record.

    *One copy of a Traffic Accident Report is provided to any person involved in the accident at no charge. There is a $5.00 charge for others requesting a copy of a traffic accident report.

    If you want to get a copy of a Criminal Investigation Report and/or Incident Report, you will have to complete a request form. Your request will be reviewed by the Deputy Chief or Chief of Police. You must contact the Chestertown Police Department after forty-eight hours of submitting your request to ascertain the status of your request.
  • For an automated, web-based listing of registered Maryland sex offenders, go to www.dpscs.state.md.us/onlineservs/sor/ For an automated map display of sex offenders near your home, your child’s school, or any other location, go to www.familywatchdog.us and enter the address.
  • As a result of recent CJIS changes to the submission of applicant fingerprint cards, the Chestertown Police Department will no longer provide applicant fingerprinting services. If you need to be fingerprinted for employment or some other reason, the closest location to the Chestertown area offering LiveScan electronic fingerprinting is “Inquiries, Inc.” 129 North West Street Easton, Maryland 21601. They can be reached by calling 866-987-3767 for more information.

Message from Chief G. Adrian Baker

Welcome to the Chestertown Police Department website. My department is committed to the highest standards of professional law enforcement. I hope you will take the time to explore our website and to give us feedback, not only on the information you find here, but on our services as well.

As head of Chestertown’s law enforcement agency, my job is to enforce the laws of the State of Maryland and to ensure that you are safe and secure in your homes, businesses, and in public places in the Town of Chestertown. I can do that more effectively if I hear from you about your experiences with my Office and your concerns about public safety in our community. 

Sincerely,
G. Adrian Baker
Chief of Police

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Report a Crime
You can always call Kent Central Alarm/9-1-1 to report a crime. You can also call us on 410 778-1800 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays). In either case, a law enforcement officer will come to take your report. You can ask to remain anonymous. Report Drug Activity We need your help! The most effective tool in the fight against illicit drugs is an active and aware citizenry. If you have any information concerning illicit drug activity in the Town of Chestertown, call the Kent County Narcotic Task Force on 410 778-3744. You do not have to give your name to report suspicious activities, vehicles, or persons.
Report Drug Activity
We need your help! The most effective tool in the fight against illicit drugs is an active and aware citizenry. If you have any information concerning illicit drug activity in the Town of Chestertown, call the Kent County Narcotic Task Force on 410 778-3744. You do not have to give your name to report suspicious activities, vehicles, or persons.

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FAQ

The Motor Vehicle Administration has flagged my vehicle’s registration for unpaid parking tickets, or for unpaid speeding tickets under the Town of Chestertown Photo Enforcement Program. What should I do?

A. You can call the Town of Chestertown’s office at 410-778-0500. They will explain what you need to do in order to clear the flag on your vehicle’s registration.

I received a speeding ticket under the Town of Chestertown Photo Enforcement Program and I have questions. Who can I contact?

A. Call toll free at 1-877-868-7956 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday, and a representative will assist you.

I have a question about a parking ticket, who can I talk to?

A. You may call the Town Office at 410-778-0500 between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Where can I pay parking ticket received in the Town of Chestertown?

A. You may pay the ticket at the Town of Chestertown’s office at 118 North Cross Street, or use the Yellow Parking-fine drop box located on Park Row behind the Fountain Park. You may also mail payment for your parking ticket to the Town of Chestertown, 118 North Cross Street, Chestertown, MD 21620.

I received a ticket for violating a “resident only” parking area, and I am a resident of that area. Who do I contact about receiving a ticket?

A. Contact the Town of Chestertown’s office at 410-778-0500. If you are a resident in the “resident only” area, The Town Office will assign a sticker for your vehicle that will indicate that you are a resident in that area.

My spouse is abusing me/our children. Where do I go for help?

A. Call 9-1-1 any time you believe you are in physical danger. An officer will be dispatched to assist you. You can apply to the District Court for a protective order, directing the abuser to stay away from you and your residence. A District Court Commissioner can issue an "interim protective order" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The District Court Commissioners are located in the Kent County Courthouse on Cross Street in Chestertown. The telephone number is 410 810-3370.

I just received a bad check. How do I file a criminal complaint?

A. You can file a criminal complaint with the District Court Commissioners, who will help you through the process of filing. The District Court Commissioners are located in the Kent County Courthouse on Cross Street in Chestertown. The telephone number is 410 810-3370.

How do I get a restraining order?

A. The District Court can issue two kinds of orders which direct one person to stay away from another person: A “protective order” directs a spouse or other person to whom a person is related, with whom a person lives or has lived or with whom a person has a child to stay away. During regular business hours – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday – you may apply for a protective order at the District Court Clerk’s Office, Kent County Courthouse, 103 North Cross Street, Chestertown, 410 810-3360. After court hours, District Court Commissioners can issue interim protective orders that are effective immediately. The District Court Commissioners are located in the Kent County Courthouse. The telephone number is 410 810-3370. A “peace order” directs a person who is unrelated to and does not live with another person to stay away. Only a judge can issue a peace order. You may apply for a peace order at the District Court Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.

My neighbor is always trespassing on my property. What can I do about it?

A. You can send a certified letter, return receipt requested, to your neighbor, informing him/her that you will prosecute him/her for trespass if he/she doesn’t stop. Send us a copy of the letter. If the neighbor subsequently trespasses, call us and we will send an Officer to invesigate.

What are your hours?

A. We work 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. We can always be reached by calling 9-1-1. If you request it, an officer will be dispatched to your location. Our office hours are Monday through Friday (except Holidays), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Are you hiring officers?

A. We are always looking for qualified candidates for law enforcement positions. See the section of our website called Join the Team.

I want to complain about the way an officer treated me. What should I do?

A. We want to know! We can improve our service to you, the citizens of Chestertown, if you inform us of our shortcomings. - Call 410 778-1800 and ask to speak with the Chief of Police to discuss your concern. - Or you can mail or drop off your written complaint to our office. Our address is: Chief G. Adrian Baker Chestertown Police Department 333 South Cross Street Chestertown, MD 21620 If you allege brutality on the part of an officer, the law requires that your statement be notarized. We will conduct an investigation of your complaint. We will also inform you, in writing: - that we have received your complaint. - when we expect the investigation to be completed. - when the investigation has been completed and the disposition of your complaint.

I forgot my court date and did not appear in court . . . what should I do?

A. Call the court immediately and explain what happened. Find out if the court has issued a bench warrant for your "failure to appear." If it has, you can call us on 410 778-1800 and come to the Chestertown Police Department for service of the warrant.

Where are you located?

A. We are located on 333 South Cross Street in Chestertown, just off of High Street. Our address is: Chestertown Police Department 333 South Cross Street Chestertown, MD 21620 Our telephone number is 410 778-1800 and our fax number is 410 778-1828.

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