Community Oriented Policing Services

Community Outreach

The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Unit is comprised of specially-assigned officers who are primarily responsible for maintaining ties with neighborhoods in Charles County that participate in the COPS program.

Each participating neighborhood works with one COPS officer who helps implement crime prevention programs and addresses problems and concerns within that neighborhood. COPS officers also attend neighborhood meetings and conduct foot, bicycle and ATV patrols as part of special operations and to make themselves more easily approachable while in their assigned neighborhoods.

As a result of their diverse training, COPS officers are often assigned to special details to address specific crime trends. COPS officers also participate in many community outreach activities.

Community Affairs Office
Indian Head Highway
Indian Head, MD
301-743-5574


This office is not regularly staffed and should not be relied upon as a place to report a crime.

COPS Team A

PFC Ian Bier, #516

  • Acton Village
  • Holly Station
  • Homestead
  • Stanford
  • Tanglewood
  • Woods at Deer Creek

PFC Paul Sady, #483

  • Coachman’s Landing Apartments
  • Deerwood Townhomes
  • Dorchester
  • Dorchester Greens
  • Dorchester Mews
  • Fox Chase Apartments
  • Hampshire
  • Lancaster
  • New Forest Apartments
  • Oakwood Townhomes

Cpl. Joshua Richards, #391

  • Cedar Tree
  • Idlewood Trailer Park
  • Malcolm Community
  • Meadows
  • Pinefield
  • Ryon Woods
  • White Oak Village
  • White Oak Village Townhomes

PFC Daniel Baker, #423

  • Ell Lane Apartments
  • Gallery Place Apartments
  • Haden Apartments
  • Huntington
  • Northgate Townhomes
  • Palmer Apartments
  • Pine View Apartments

PFC Stephen Duley, #494

  • Amber Leaf Apartments
  • Bannister
  • Bannister Apartments
  • Crossland Apartments
  • Sentry Woods
  • Sheffield
  • Wakefield

COPS Team B

Vacant

  • Benedict
  • Carriage Crossing
  • Independence Community
  • Indian Creek Estates
  • Maxwell Hall
  • Serenity Woods
  • Swanson Creek Landing
  • Teagues Point Road

PFC Travis Yates, #471

  • Eutaw Forest
  • Indian Head Elderly
  • Indian Head Village
  • Kings View
  • South Hampton
  • Strawberry Hills
  • Settle Woods

PFC Matthew VanHorn, #509

  • Banks O’Dee
  • Clifton on the Potomac
  • Cobb Island
  • Morgantown
  • Waverly Point

PFC Lee Elliot, #396

  • Potomac Heights
  • Town of Indian Head

PFC Steven Bryant, #461

  • Ashford Oaks
  • Constitution Hills
  • Fox Run
  • Greenmont
  • Hunt Club
  • Lakeshore
  • Laurel Branch
  • Springhaven Woods
  • Streamview
  • Somerset

Vacant

  • Phoenix Run/Kent Square