Yesterday, Mark Magaw was named as Interim Police Chief of the Prince George’s County Police Department by County Executive Rushern Baker. Magaw began his duties as Interim Chief of the nation’s 32nd largest police department, replacing former Chief of Police Roberto Hylton.
Though crime has dropped steadily during his serving term, Roberto Hylton was amid the scandals surrounding last spring’s student riots in University of Maryland. The riot drew international attention.
Chief Magaw, a 27 year veteran of the police department, previously served as the Deputy Chief in charge of the Bureau of Strategic Management. “I am honored and humbled to be appointed Interim Chief of the Prince George’s County Police Department by County Executive Baker. This is an outstanding police department with dedicated employees who serve our residents every day. I will do everything I can to continue to move our agency forward,” stated Chief Magaw.
Chief Magaw will serve as Interim Police Chief until a permanent Chief is named.
Bake will make the formal announcement in a press conference today at 10:45am at Police Headquarters, 7600 Barlowe Road, Landover, Maryland 20785