Police Department

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Cambridge Police Department serves the City of Cambridge, on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore. Located on the banks of the Choptank River, Cambridge is approximately halfway between Ocean City, Maryland, and the Annapolis / Baltimore / Washington Metropolitan areas.

The City of Cambridge currently maintains a modern, highly trained, and diverse staff of 48 sworn officers and 4 civilians. The department is located in the Edward E. Watkins Public Safety Complex at 8 Washington Street.

Cambridge PD Use of Force Policy - Direct Link

For a full listing of the Cambridge PD General Orders - Click Here

Citizens wishing to file a Complaint


Any citizen wishing to file a Complaint with the Cambridge Police Department can contact Chief Todd (jtodd@cambridgepd.org) or Capt. Hinson (rhinson@cambridgepd.org) in reference to the process and steps to do so. Any citizen can also respond to the Cambridge Police Department and ask for a complaint form to fill out and/or speak to a supervisor on-duty in reference to the complaint. Anyone making a written complaint shall be required to provide a name, mailing address, and phone number (or email) if they wish to receive notifications.

Every complaint that is filed with the Cambridge Police Department will be investigated and the citizen(s) who is making the complaint will be kept up to date of the ongoing investigation and will receive the outcome of the investigation once it is completed within the timely manner required. 


We are hiring! We need Certified Police Officers! 

The application process is now online! The application process is free for Cambridge and Dorchester County residents. All others will have to pay a $16 application fee. Once you have registered and applied, all communication will be managed through PoliceApp.

BJAG Grant:

The Cambridge Police Department and the Dorchester County Sherriff’s Office have been approved to receive a Federal Justice Assistance Grant to enhance law enforcement services in the Dorchester County/City of Cambridge jurisdiction. The grant funds will be used for law enforcement overtime assignments and surveillance camera equipment in an effort to reduce crime and the fear of crime.

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The members of the Cambridge Police Department recognize that the quality of life in the community is best served by providing the finest professional law enforcement services possible.

The mission of the Cambridge Police Department is to be a committed partner with the community. The mandate is the continued protection and enhancement of diverse neighborhoods by working in partnership with citizens to creatively solve problems and to provide committed service through accountability, integrity, and respect.

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Chief's Message

Welcome to the Cambridge Police Department web site. We are pleased to provide another medium for delivering information to those we serve.

The department has a long, proud tradition of being part of the community, and as the city grows we strive to maintain the "small town feel" by being responsive to the changing needs of the people.

The Cambridge Police Department is a dynamic, value-based organization where community policing is a way of life.

Acting in partnership with the community to promote a responsive and flexible approach to quality of life issues is the foundation of Cambridge's community policing endeavors. Our effective coordination with other city agencies and community organizations have generated a variety of problem solving partnerships. These coalitions have been successful in developing comprehensive solutions to community problems, forging new strengths in combating crime, and helping to improve our community.

The pages that follow will allow us to provide more information to you about our police department and the community. We hope that you will find the web site both useful and informative.

Police Board Members