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The Annapolis Police Department (APD) is a full-service law enforcement agency servicing a population of over 36,000 residents in 7.1 square miles (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.

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of the municipality of Annapolis, Maryland.[1]

HistoryEdit

The APD started as "city watchmen" with the granting of the city charter in 1708. At the time, the Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office held concurrent jurisdiction within Annapolis proper for the first six years, after which the city would elect its own Sheriff (as is the case still today in Baltimore). The term "police officer" was not used until 1861. Like today, these police officers answered to the mayor of the city. It wasn't until 1867 that the Annapolis Police Department was officially created by an act of legislation by the Maryland General Assembly. [2]

List of APD Chiefs of PoliceEdit

  • 1867 - 1869 Thomas Basil
  • 1869 - 1870 Nicholas J. Deal
  • 1871 - 1872 Elijah J. Russell
  • 1873 - 1875 Benjamin F. Cadell
  • 1875 - 1879 Henry Burlinghame
  • 1880 - 1882 James B. Thomas
  • 1883 John E. Brown
  • 1883 - 1886 James T. Small
  • 1887 - 1895 Arthur Martin
  • 1896 - 1901 Howard B. Taylor
  • 1901 - 1902 Travers T. Brown
  • 1903 Howard B. Taylor
  • 1904 - 1907 George Hahn, Jr.
  • 1907 - 1925 Charles H. Oberry
  • 1926 - 1935 Richard B. Holliday
  • 1935 - 1949 William R. Curry, Sr.
  • 1949 - 1961 George W. Rawlings
  • 1961 - 1973 Anthony W. Howes
  • 1973 - 1980 Bernard Kalnoske
  • 1980 Samuel A. Cyrus
  • 1980 - 1990 John C. Schmitt
  • 1990 Cassin B. Gittings
  • 1990 - 1994 Harold M. Robbins, Jr.
  • 1994 - current Joseph S. Johnson[3]

OrganizationEdit

The current chief of police is Joseph S. Johnson and has been the sitting chief since 1994. The APD has an authorized strength of 126 sworn officers, 52 full-time civilian support staff, and 32 part-time support staff. The department also employs within its sworn ranks 16 certified bicycle officers, 3 specially trained canine (K-9) officers, and 3 certified D.A.R.E. officers. The budget for the APD was $14.5M (FY06).[4]

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