About the St. Michaels Police Department
In 1677 an Episcopal Parish was established on the banks of the Miles River and named after Saint Michael
the Archangel. From its early days as a shipbuilding town through its twentieth century transformation into a tourist and
sailing haven, St. Michaels and its citizens have maintained a way of life that is renowned for its beauty, tranquility and
craftsmanship. The town, as surveyed in 1804, was laid out in three squares. St. Mary's Square today is the site of a museum
bearing its name which is a must-see for any visitor interested in the history of St. Michaels..
Under the direction of the Commissioners and the Town Manager, Chief of Police Dennis and the staff
of seven, address the public safety of town property, residents and visitors. At all times, and within jurisdictional limits,
the St. Michaels Police Department is charged to prevent crime, crashes and traffic congestion, preserve the peace, protect
life and property, detect and arrest violators of the law, and enforce the laws of the United States, State of Maryland, and
local ordinances. Lastly the police department assists the public in any reasonable manner, such as issuance of local parking
permits and scheduled fingerprinting.