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.
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)
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)
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.
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
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
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.