Police Department

Message from Chief Anthony Rease

Under the direction of the Mayor and the Town Manager, Chief Anthony Rease and the staff, address the public safety of town property, residents and visitors.

This is my statement to you and the community we serve about my position on this troubling issue we are facing. As your Chief, I want to reiterate that I have a high level of expectation for the Forest Heights Police Department. Anyone who fails to meet that expectation will not have the privilege and honor to wear a Town of Forest Heights Police Badge. We are in troubling times and I just want to make myself clear.  

Chief’s Letter to the Community

We practice community policing daily as we provide law enforcement services to the residents who call this community home. Operationally, we conduct ourselves based upon the eight pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, citizenship and caring. Our approach is to develop community partnerships as we address safety and security concerns.

The quality of life for our residents and visitors is a primary concern of the Town and

all its employees. Whether you are a resident or visitor, we strive to provide the highest quality law enforcement services with integrity and pride.Police K9

At all times, and within jurisdictional limits, the FHPD is charged to prevent crime, preserve the peace, protect life and property, detect and arrest violators of the law, and enforce the laws of the United States, State of Maryland, and local ordinances.


The mission of the Forest Heights Police Department (FHPD) is to service our community under a decree of honor, integrity and personal courage.

The members of this organization provide professional police services as members of the community and exhibit unwavering duty to the safety of our public and the confidence of the residents and visitors of Forest Heights and Prince George’s County.


The Police Department is responsible for the enforcement of local, state and federal laws, the prevention of crime, the response to police service requests and overall public safety within the corporate limits and its surrounding area.

Our Sworn Duty

Our sworn and civilian staffs provide a variety of services to the members of our community and the surrounding area to promote public safety, information sharing and community development.

We achieve this through an integrated approach that involves the combined efforts of public works, health and welfare, beautification, community awareness and law enforcement. Our success is contingent on community involvement.

Police Officer Recruitment

For job opportunities as a sworn police officer, please complete the Police Officer Pre-Screen Questionnaire (PDF) and email it to the Police Department or mail it to:
Forest Heights Police Department
Attention: Administrative Services Bureau
5508 Arapahoe Drive
Forest Heights, MD 20745

The Forest Heights Police Department applicant process is as follows:

  1. Pre-Screening Questionnaire (PDF)
  2. Personal History Statement (PHQ)
  3. Physical Agility Test
  4. Oral Board Interview
  5. Background Investigation
  6. Conditional Offer of Employment
  7. Psychological Screening
  8. Medical Screening
  9. Drug Screening
  10. Final Offer of Employment

This process can take up to 6 months.

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    Anthony Rease

    Chief of Police

  2. Police Department

    Physical Address
    5508 Arapahoe Drive
    Forest Heights, MD 20745

    Phone: : 301-839-4040
    Fax: : 301-839-1122
    Emergency Phone: : 911

    Monday through Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.