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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 current Chief of Police is Elliott W. Gibson Sr. The current Chief was appointed on May 05, 2014, after the general election. The City of District Heights Police Department has an authorized strength of ten (10) sworn members, and one (1) civilian Administrative Specialist. There are also three (3) non-sworn City Code Enforcement Personnel.

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  • NLC Service Line Warranty Program

    The City of District Heights is notifying residents of a program provided through the National Leauge of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program administered by Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA). This program offers a warranty to homeowners that covers repairs or replacements of the outside water line that runs from the point of utility responsibility to the home. Property owners are accountable for these repairs, not the utility. For more information on this program or to enroll, please visit SLWA's site at
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