On Thursday, October 3, 2019 Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski and county leadership held a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the new District VIII police station in Upper Marlboro. This state-of-the-art station has been in development for nearly one decade. It’s now fully operational with approximately 100 assigned officers.

The new District VIII is the busiest sector in the county. It covers 18 square miles and serves neighborhoods in Suitland, Forestville, Westphalia, Coral Hills, and areas surrounding Capitol Heights and District Heights.  These communities used to be served by the District III station in Landover. Now that officers will be stationed in Upper Marlboro, there will be more opportunity for community engagement, faster response times and improved police services for residents who live within District VIII.

“Our investment in the new District VIII Police Station shows our commitment to community-oriented policing, ensuring that our Police Department is visible and accessible to the residents that they serve,” said Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. “This new station will allow us to continue the downward trend in crime across our County as we build an even more responsive, transparent and accountable Police Department.”

“Not only does this new station help to bring our officers and the residents they serve closer together, it also signals to the men and women of the Department that their tireless work is now matched by a facility that exudes the same excellence they display every single day on the streets of our beautiful County,” said Chief Hank Stawinski.

The opening of the new District VIII station came just as the new state-of-art offices of the Criminal Investigations and Special Investigations Divisions became operational.

The new offices are located in the same building just above District VIII and feature innovative interview facilities and a curated space for witnesses and families where they can feel safe.

The building is located at 8803 Police Plaza in Upper Marlboro.  (For GPS purposes, use 8905 Presidential Parkway.)  The phone number for District VIII is 301-516-5200.