Police Department is located at 1112 Main Street. The Hampstead Police
Department's non-emergency information telephone number is
410-239-8954. The Town of Hampstead Police Department currently has
nine sworn members, one civilian secretary and a K-9 "Nego".
On October 9th, 2012 Detective Stacey Gaegler was promoted
to the rank of Sergeant of the Hampstead Police Department.
Hampstead Police Department officers,
Pfc. Clint Thorn
are recognized as 2012 TSS Award Recipients
PFC Robert Swartz
Hampstead Police Department
Operator Award for the 2nd year.
Farms held its 3rd Annual
Out in August 2012.
Maryland Chief of
Police Award 2011
Hampstead Police Department is proud to announce that Pfc. Robert
Swartz has been selected as The Maryland Chiefs of Police award
winner for Exceptional Police Performance 2010. Pfc. Swartz was in
competition with officers from law enforcement agencies across the
state that has sworn staffs of 25 or fewer. There are 98 agencies in
that category. This marks the 5th time since 2002 that an
officer from the Hampstead Police Department has received this
honor. Pfc. Swartz continues that tradition of excellence in
policing in Hampstead.
Pfc. Swartz’ commitment to serving the community by attending HOA
meetings, participating in traffic safety initiatives, attending
community events, enforcing traffic laws and conducting criminal
investigations were integral in his selection.
The Exceptional Police Performance Award will be presented to Pfc.
Swartz during the opening ceremony at the M.C.P.A. Conference in
Ocean City on September 12th.
Win The 2011 Law Enforcement
for the 9th time.
April 26th, 2011 at the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company Hall the
Hampstead Lions Club honored two Hampstead Police Officers. Pfc
Robert Swartz was honored as the Hampstead Police Officer of the
Year for his service to the Community in 2010.
Also Captain Jay
Gribbin was given a Special Award for his service to the Hampstead
Lions Club. Both awards were presented by Lions Club President John
The Lions Club also
presents an Award to the North Carroll Auxiliary for all their
dedicated service to the Communities of Hampstead and Manchester.
Present to receive the award were Auxiliary Captain Chuck Drennan
and Lt. Dave Vickers.
Gaegler receives the 2011
Mid-West Region Traffic Safety Award.
On April 12th, 2011
Detective Stacey Gaegler was honored as the Mid-West Region Traffic
Safety Coalition officer of the year from Hampstead Police
Department. On hand with Detective Gaegler was Chief Meekins, this
was the sixth time Detective Gaegler has won this award.
You may be on Camera.
PFC Russell Halterman's K-9 Police Cruiser and our new
2009 Chevy Impala driven by PFC Thorn are both equipped with video and
audio capabilities to capture traffic stops and arrests.
Soon all of Hampstead Police Patrol Vehicles will be equipped with
the Maryland State Police E-Ticket program which will allow officers
to issue Citations Electronically from their police vehicle. A copy of
the citations is given to the motorist and an electronic copy is
forwarded to the Maryland State Police for distribution through the
PFC Stacey Gaegler has a
new and very challenging assignment as the Agency Criminal
Investigator. This new assignment is just one of many that
include a multitude of Administrative duties coupled with Community
K-9 / Narcotics
The Hampstead Police Department is proud to introduce their newest
K-9 "Nego", a two year old German Sheppard from
the Slovak Republic where he received extensive training in Narcotic
Detection and Patrol K-9 work. "Nego" was named at birth by his
handlers for Abed-nego, a character from the Book of Daniel in the
"Nego" is a certified Narcotics Detection K-9 and is also a patrol
dog which means he will be certified in crowd control, tracking and
apprehension of suspects.
"Nego" works with his handler, PFC Russell
Halterman, who together just graduated March 25th, 2007 from the K-9
Training Center in Pennsylvania after an intense three week training
Meekins has divided the Town of Hampstead into four sectors and
assigned an officer as the primary contact for citizens and community
leaders within that sector to address and work on special concerns or
problems. The sectors are as follows:
Sectors and Assignment
#1 Roberts Field / Hampstead
Off. Bob Swartz
#2 Main Street / Small
PFC Rob Orem
#3 Shiloh Run / Brandywine
Station/ Westwood Park:
PFC Christina Holland
#4 North Carroll Farms /
PFC Clint Thorn
Sergeant Bob Riggio
Law Enforcement Torch Run 2011
The 2011 Law Enforcement Torch Run was very successful again this
year. There were 225 participants that ran or biked for the four
corners of the county and met at McDaniel College. Then together
all participants came down Main Street to the Armory Building as the
final leg of the event. With the help of several sponsors from the
Hampstead area, Carroll County was able to raise over $10,000 for
the Special Olympics. Town of Hampstead Police Department would
like to thank the following sponsors for taking part in making it a
special day for Special Olympian Kelly Abell.
Millender's Garage, PNC Bank, Main Street Liquors,
Hampstead Family Pharmacy, Backstage Bistro, BBT Bank, Weis Markets
(Robertsfield), Hampstead Auto Part (Carquest), Eline's Funeral
Thanks for your Support!!!
Hampstead Police Advisory Council
meets the 3rd Wednesday of February, May, August and November. The
meetings are held at Town Hall @ 7 p.m. and are open to the public.
2012 Crime Statistics
Uniform Crime Report
Annual Data Report
Responding to America's Prescription Drug Use Crisis
Sworn Police Officers in Carroll County
2011 Shop with a Cop