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Serving Princess Anne - Since 1801

The Princess Anne Police Department provides services on a seven day a week, twenty four hour basis. Our officers patrol not only the town of Princess Anne, they provide mutual aid to surrounding Somerset County agencies. The historic town of Princess Anne was established in 1733 and is located on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Princess Anne Police Department was instituted nearly 70 years later in 1801.

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Public Services

Police Reports

To receive a copy of a police report, you must first obtain a POLICE REPORT REQUEST FORM. You may mail your request along with payment to the Princess Anne Police Department or you may hand this request to the Duty Officer. There is a $10.00 reproduction charge for each report requested. (more info)

Bicycle Registrations

The Princess Anne Police Department has a bicycle registration program available to residents that live in Town Limits. Individuals may bring their bicycle to Headquarters Monday through Friday between the hours of 10am and 3pm, or may call to schedule an appointment outside of those times. (more info)


The Princess Anne Police Department provides the service of Livescan Applicant fingerprinting to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 11am-2pm; with the exception of holidays. Fingerprint cards can no longer be processed by our agency. (more info)

Traffic Safety

We take traffic safety serious. Princess Anne Police has been awarded the click it or ticket award several years in a row. When it comes to your safety and accidents, we are committed to making out community a safe place to drive. Help us, by making sure to wear your safety belts, dont text and drive, and look out for school buses.

Policy and Procedures

The Princess Anne Police Department’s Policy and Procedure Manual is currently under revision. As policy and procedures are made available, we will update this section of our website. To download a copy of the current revision of Policy and Procedures, (click here...) Last updated, March 2017.

2016 Annual Report

The Princess Anne Police Department’s 2016 Annual Report can be viewed or downloaded (click here...)

PRESS Release


• On 8-23-18 at 4:22 a.m., the Princess Anne Police Department responded to the Royal Farms store, located at 30452 Mt. Vernon Road in reference to an armed robbery. Investigation revealed that two suspects entered the store and immediately confronted the store clerk. One of the suspects displayed a handgun to the clerk during the robbery. The clerk sustained minor injuries during the robbery and the suspects fled the store with an undisclosed amount of currency and merchandise from the store. The suspects were described as black males wearing dark clothing and masks. One suspect is approximately 5’9” and the other is approximately 5’11”. Pictures of the suspects are attached to this press release.

Anyone with any information concerning this investigation is encouraged to contact the Princess Anne Police Department at 410-651-1822 or Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776 where anonymous tips can be provided. Information that leads to an arrest can result in monetary rewards.

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Phone (410) 651-1822

Attention SCAM Alert for Princess Anne Residents.


People are receiving mail regarding Fire Dept. donations that are a scam. Please take a very close look at the document. If the donations are being sent to any place other than your local Princess Anne Fire Department, it is a scam. For example, the one shown is requiring donations sent to Kansas. Our local Princess Anne Fire Department is actively seeking donations. If you have any questions about where to send your donations, please contact them at;

Phone (410) 651-2144

It’s summer! Please don’t leave your dog in your car!

Pets In Car

Every spring and summer there are many well-meaning animal lovers who leave their (primarily) dogs in vehicles while they shop or run errands without realizing that their beloved pet may end up suffering — or even dying — due to the effects of heatstroke. Most people don’t know that even on mild days, with temperatures in the low to mid-70’s, the temperature inside a parked car can quickly reach 100 degrees. In warmer, 85-degree weather, temperatures can reach 120 degrees within a half hour, even if a car window is left open a crack.

Maryland Code 21-1004.1. Domestic animals left in vehicle

2017 Annual Police Report

Annual Report

This report contains highlights of our accomplishments which was made possible by the hard work and dedication of our personnel. Our accomplishments were also made possible by the support of our community partners along with the citizens of Princess Anne.
Our officers continued to work very hard in 2017 as they responded to 5,353 incidents in 2017. We continued our participation in numerous community initiatives which helped us to continue the positive relationship building process with our youth.

To View the 2017 Annual Report
(click here...)

Motion Picture Purposes

Fake Money

The Princess Anne Police Department wants to let the public know that there has been reported "Movie Money" that has been used to purchase items. This money has obvious signs of it being fake, and has the words "Motion Picture Purposes". Please keep an eye out for this, and contact Princess Anne Police if someone attempts to pass this as real currency. You can leave your anonymous tips, or contact PAPD if you have any questions.

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