Bowie Police Department

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The Bowie Police Department is a law enforcement organization within Prince George’s County, Maryland, whose role is to protect residents of the City of Bowie, its visitors, and their property. The department’s responsibility is to provide assistance to the public, and to gain their cooperation with established rules, regulations, and laws.

The Bowie Police Department safeguards lives and property, while actively engaging with the community, building trust, and maintaining responsiveness. Its responsibilities encompass

  • patrol duties
  • response to service calls
  • apprehending suspects, and 
  • ensuring traffic safety

The department stays attuned to community needs by actively participating in community service opportunities, local events, and by fostering communication, engagement, and partnerships. 

The Communications Center connects officers, residents, and other City departments. The department operates with specialized units such as Traffic, Investigation, and Community Services, including a School Resource Officer, and maintains a collaborative relationship with the Prince George's County Police Department.

In recognition of its commitment to excellence, the Department is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Command Staff

Police Chief Dwayne A. Preston

Chief of Police Dwayne A. Preston Class A Uniform(JPG)

Acting Deputy Chief Rachel Jefferson

DC Jefferson Class A Uniform

Lt. John Knott

LT Knott Class A Uniform (JPG)

Lt. Sean Schwartz

LT Sean Schwartz Class A Uniform(JPG)

Lt. Robert Stevenson

LT Stevenson Class A Uniform(JPG)

Records and Administrative Office Information

Business Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


After business hours on Monday through Friday, and on weekends, please press the button near the speaker and a member of our Communications staff will respond. If warranted, an Officer will respond to the station to take a report of a crime, sign a Safety Equipment Repair Order, or provide other police assistance.

Until further notice, the following services are only available during regular administrative office business hours:

  • Payment for parking tickets & speed camera citations
  • Acquiring a copy of an accident report or a police report
  • Release of impounded vehicles
  • General information requests
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