Natural Resources Police

Three Natural Resources Police patrol boats 


Who We Are...

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), with statewide police authority in all cases.

The mission of the men and women  of our police force is to protect Maryland's residents and visitors on public lands and waterways.  It also is charged with protecting fish and wildlife and leading search and rescue efforts. In addition, Natural Resources Police is the state's lead maritime homeland security agency.

With an authorized strength of 262 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteers, the Natural Resources Police carries out its mission by remaining faithful to its core values of courtesy, integrity, dedication and professionalism.
 

"If you See Something Say Something"

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

NRP Officer on patrol during sunset


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Our Mission

Protecting Maryland’s natural resources, public lands, waterways and people through proactive and responsive law enforcement services with courtesy, integrity, dedication and professionalism.