Fort Detrick
Fort Detrick Police Department

1419 Sultan Drive
Fort Detrick, MD 21702

DSN: 343-7114

Emergency Phone: 911
Non-Emergency Phone: 301-619-7114
Fax: 301-619-2951

Welcome

The Fort Detrick Police Department is glad you stopped by. Here you will find helpful information on ways to safeguard your property and your life. While Fort Detrick is a very safe place to live and raise a family, crime can and does happen. To help prevent crime, the Fort Detrick Police must work together with households and businesses to inform and educate the community on the many ways to prevent becoming victim of crime.

Most studies and polls show that the fear of crime ranks as one of the chief concerns of citizens. This concern can be healthy if it leads to positive steps to reduce the chance that you will be victimized. This web page is intended to help you to be smart and to be prepared. At the same time, unjustified fear can become introduction, here are some facts we should all know about crime today.

  • The crimes we all fear the most are crimes of violence, but those are the ones that happen the least.
  • Most murders and assaults are committed by relatives, friends or acquaintances as the result of a dispute, not by strangers.
  • Older people are not victimized to a greater extent than the rest of the population, with a few exceptions, such as purse snatching.
  • The most frequent crimes are property crimes, and they are most likely to happen when you are away. You can help reduce the risk by following the steps outlined on this page.

These facts are generally consistent in all research. They suggest that people need not live with a paralyzing fear of crime. They also suggest that each of us can deal with the situation intelligently by taking steps to reduce the opportunity for crime at our home and in the way we live.

Before we consider methods of reducing opportunity, let's look at typical criminals. They probably are not accomplished professionals. Rather, they are amateurs or, perhaps, what we might term skilled amateurs, probably young. These amateurs are going to be looking around for an easy opportunity to get something of value in the easiest possible way. Thus, the greater opportunity we present and the easier we make it, the more we increase the chance it will happen to us.

Crime prevention is the practice of spotting criminal opportunities and then doing something to reduce or eliminate those opportunities in increasing the time, visibility or noise factors, the more we are going to discourage him/her from selecting our residence as a target in the first place. Thus, we can discourage the thief by being smart enough to reduce opportunity...by being prepared.

If you have any questions, call the Fort Detrick Police Department at 301-619-7114.

Mission

We, the Fort Detrick Police Department, are committed to providing the highest quality of police services by empowering our members and the community to work in partnership with the goal of improving the quality of life in Fort Detrick, while at the same time, maintaining respect for individual rights and human dignity.

Fort Detrick Gate Operations

Please have proper Identification ready prior to approaching the Security Guards. Guards are required to take physical possession of your Identification Cards in order to verify its validity. In order to expedite the verification process, please remove ID's from any ID holders, wallets, etc.

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Brookville Gate

Days of Operation Hours Notes
Monday-Friday Open 24/7 Open for Inbound/Outbound Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic, Visitors, Commercial Traffic and Fed ID holders.
Weekends Open 24/7 Open for Inbound/Outbound Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic, Visitors, Commercial Traffic and Fed ID holders.
Holidays Open 24/7 Open for Inbound/Outbound Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic, Visitors, Commercial Traffic and Fed ID holders.

Linden Gate

Days of Operation Hours Notes
Monday-Friday 1600-1730 Open for Outbound Vehicles ONLY and Pedestrian traffic.
Weekends Closed  
Holidays Closed  

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Old Farm Gate

All visitors use Old Farm Gate.

Days of Operation Hours Notes
Monday-Friday Open 24/7 Open for Inbound/Outbound Vehicle, Pedestrian Traffic, Visitors, Commercial Traffic and Federal ID holders.
Weekends Open 24/7 Open for Inbound/Outbound Vehicle, Pedestrian Traffic, Visitors, Commercial Traffic and Federal ID holders.
Holidays Open 24/7 Open for Inbound/Outbound Vehicle, Pedestrian Traffic, Visitors, Commercial Traffic and Federal ID holders.

Opossumtown Gate

Days of Operation Hours Notes
Monday-Friday 0630-0830

Effective
03 Nov 14
0600-0830
Inbound (Federal ID holders only) / Outbound Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic.
Monday-Friday 1530-1730 Outbound Vehicle Only and Pedestrian traffic.
Weekends Closed  
Holidays Closed  

Rosemont Gate

Days of Operation Hours Notes
Monday-Friday 0600-1800 Inbound (Federal ID holders only) / Outbound Vehicle and Pedestrian traffic.
Weekends Closed  
Holidays Closed  

Veterans Gate

Days of Operation Hours Notes
Monday-Friday 0600-1800 Inbound (Federal ID holders only) / Outbound Vehicle and Pedestrian traffic.
Monday-Friday 1800-2000 Outbound Vehicles ONLY and Pedestrian traffic.
Weekends Closed  
Holidays Closed  

Fort Detrick Traffic Code

Fort Detrick Regulation 190-5 [PDF]

Summary. This regulation prescribes policies and procedures for the safe and legal operation of all vehicles, both privately-owned and military, when on Fort Detrick property, and specifies conduct subject to enforcement through administrative or judicial forums.

Applicability. This regulation applies to owners and operators of privately-owned vehicles who drive their vehicles on Fort Detrick property. Fort Detrick consists of all parcels of property under the command authority of the Garrison Commander, Fort Detrick, Maryland including but not limited to the Frederick, Maryland parcels and the Forest Glen, Maryland parcel.

Community Policing:

Community Policing

Community Policing is defined as a partnership between the police and the community, working together with other government agencies to identify crime related problems and concerns, determine their root causes and implement innovative solutions which will permanently reduce or eliminate the problem issues, or concerns utilizing traditional and non-traditional means. The goal of Community Policing is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens. In an attempt to make ourselves more accessible we have developed and trained officers as bike patrol officers. The bike patrol program will enable our officers to take another approach to serving the Fort Detrick community. We also have housing officers whose primary duties involve working with and establishing a rapport with our residents in attempt to detect and deter crime prior to it occurring. We have several officers who instruct the Fort Detrick community on basic survival tactics if faced with an active shooter, being held hostage or in the immediate area of a special threat incident. Our goal is to inform and prepare our tenant organizations and residents for any potential hazards/threats. The Fort Detrick Police Department believes and participates in giving back to our community by putting on several displays for our tenant organizations, residents and by hosting National Night Out.

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Project Childsafe

PMO participats in "Project Childsafe". This is a program to provide a free gunlocks for the Fort Detrick Community. Stop by the PMO and ask for a gun lock.

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