Message from the President - Chief Edward Hargis

Welcome to the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association website.  I hope that it provides useful information about our organization.  Our mission is to unite law enforcement executives in our efforts to deliver innovative and high-quality public safety services throughout the State of Maryland.    

Our association is comprised of law enforcement executives representing federal, state, local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies in the State of Maryland who are committed to working together to provide professional law enforcement services to the public.  We are also dedicated to expanding our efforts to build positive relationships and enhance public confidence with all of our stakeholders. 

In order for our organization to be successful, we must focus on governmental relationships at all levels.  This is accomplished through our Legislative Committee whose members work tirelessly in conjunction with the Governor’s Office, state legislators, state agencies and other groups who propose, evaluate and endorse legislation and policy that impact public safety in all of our communities.  Our association provides expertise, guidance and testimony to ensure that proposed government policy has a positive impact on both our citizens and our law enforcement efforts.     

Another primary commitment of the organization is the professional development of not only our current law enforcement executives but also our up-and-coming leaders.  We know that the future will continue to bring many new challenges to the law enforcement profession; and that it is vital for us to provide the best possible training opportunities for our members.   We accomplish this important mission through our Annual Professional Development Seminar, New Chiefs and Sheriffs Training program, regional seminars and our regular monthly meetings.  These opportunities allow us to deliver superior public safety information to law enforcement executives in Maryland.     

It is truly an honor to serve as the President of the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association for the 2018 / 2019 term and I look forward to working with all of our law enforcement executives and partners as we strive to meet our commitment to enhance the safety of the residents that we serve.


Edward Hargis
President, Maryland Chiefs of Police Association