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 Services Office
Audie Lane
La Plata, MD
301-932-3080

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

  • Lt. William Welch, #303, Commander, Community Services
  • welchw@ccso.us
  • 301-609-6552

COPS Team


PFC Michael Hancock, #499
Banks O’Dee
Clifton on the Potomac
Cobb Island
Sgt. Christina Gilroy, #486 or Cpl Danny Baker, #423
Gleneagles
Fieldside
Heritage at St. Charles
Cpl. Justin Alpert, #459
Kings View
South Hampton
Strawberry Hills
Town of Indian Head
Potomac Heights
Eutaw Forest
Cpl. Katie Bottorf, #605
Huntington
Wakefield
Bannister
Sentry Woods
Sheffield
Sgt. Christina Gilroy, #486 or Cpl. Justin Alpert, #459
Benedict
Carriage Crossing
Serenity Woods
Cpl Danny Baker, #423
Pinefield
White Oak Village
White Oak Townhomes
Meadows
Ryon Woods
PFC Ian Bier, #516
Hampshire
Deerwood Townhomes
Dorchester
Dorchester Greens
Dorchester Mews
Oakwood Townhomes
Lancaster
PFC Paul Sady, #483
Ashford Oaks
Streamview
Somerset
Fox Run
Acton Village
Tanglewood