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Welcome to The District Heights Police Department

The District Heights Police Department (DHPD) is the primary law enforcement agency for the City of District Heights. An agreement exists with Prince George’s County Police Department and the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office that outlines mutual aid assistance. Assistance is also provided by neighboring municipal agencies.  The City of District Heights Police Department has an authorized strength of six (6) sworn members, and one (1) civilian Administrative Specialist. There are also three (3) non-sworn City Code Enforcement Personnel.

On November 25th, 2020, with the full trust, confidence, and respect of the City Mayor and Commission, Kinsey Weems was appointed and promoted to Interim Chief of Police for the City of District Heights, Maryland.

Chief’s Message: It is very humbling to be your Chief. I would like to take a minute to tell you about the police department from my perspective. I began working with DHPD in 2013. Since that time, I have had many great experiences. In 2014, I became the only Academic and Firearms Instructor for the agency and was certified by the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission.

In 2014, I was provided the opportunity to be the lead and sole investigator for the Criminal Enforcement Section over the police department. In addition to traffic incidents, I investigated misdemeanor and low-level crimes such as assault, trespassing, vandalism, and other property crimes. In 2018, I was promoted to Corporal and was assigned as the Supervisor of Investigations.

My experience in law enforcement goes back to 2001, when I was in the United States Army Military Police. While serving as an Officer, I took as much training and education that I could find at the time. I became a weapons expert and served as a Tactical Operations Officer on the US Army Special Reaction Team for the Military Police. My position afforded me the opportunity to train others in the Army with respect to weapons and tactics. It was my first real experience teaching. From 2005 to 2008, I was placed on an executive overwatch program that was designed to protect VIP’s entering and visiting military installations worldwide. This is the experience that I bring and share to our beautiful and bustling city.

The Police Department has such great potential, and we are on the cusp of it constantly. I am so very excited that the potential of your police department is finally being seen and our accomplishments being praised. We have all seen good years, and bad. We must remain focused on the task at hand. We can no longer ignore the constant growth of businesses and residential areas around the City of District Heights. We must grow with the area as is impacts our daily lives. The police department has the unique perspective of seeing things that occur during both day and night, in the open, and out of the way. WE are the GUARDIANS of the CITY!!!

I am always available to you. If you have questions, please contact me at weemsk@districtheights.org

 

Respectfully,

Col. K. L. Weems

Chief of Police

 

What's New

01/14/22

Commission Rules of Procedure

Here is a copy of the Commission Rules of Procedure, DH-2022-01, Sponsored by Vice Mayor Cynthia Miller, Commissioner Harryette Irving, and Commissioner Xander Harcourt introduced in the 1-13-22 City meeting for your review. Forward any questions, comments, concerns or ideas

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