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Anne Arundel County Fire Department

View a letter from the Fire Chief Trisha L. Wolford regarding the Fire Department's COVID-19 Response

Anne Arundel County Fire Department

Due to coronavirus social distancing requirements, many mercantile businesses in Anne Arundel County are taking actions to limit the number of customers in their buildings, along with directing the flow of customers once in the building.

These business practice changes have resulted in the Anne Arundel County Fire Marshal Office receiving numerous inquiries from citizens and patrons over fears of fire code violations.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Prevention Code does not require a minimum number of entrances into a mercantile store. Stores are permitted to restrict entrances to a smaller number than normal. The required number of exits must remain available to customers. It is essential that all required marked exits are clear of any obstructions, and available in the event of an emergency. If a customer can see a marked exit they must be able to get to that exit. Obstructions used to guide entering customers (carts, shelving, merchandise, pallets, or temporary walls, etc.) are not permitted to block access to an exit. Such obstructions must be removed immediately.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Marshal encourages all mercantile operators and patrons to promote and use current guidelines on essential travel and social distancing. In the course of this public health emergency, existing fire safety protection requirements should continue to be maintained.

Please reach out to the Office of the Fire Marshal at (410)222-7884 if additional guidance is needed.

Anne Arundel County Police Department

During the current public health issue of COVID-19, the safety and health of our customers and staff is a top priority. Until further notice, the Public Services window at Police Headquarters is closed for in-person assistance.

To make a request for records, you may continue to make requests online or by mail at the address below.

Central Records
Anne Arundel County Police Department
Central Records Section
8495 Veterans Highway
Millersville, Maryland 21108

Anne Arundel County Police Department

In the interest of public safety for our community members, The Anne Arundel County Police Department will be increasing its efforts to increase social distancing and reduce the chance of spreading the COVID-19 virus. The Anne Arundel County Police Department has implemented a policy of taking certain police reports for relatively minor and non-violent crimes by telephone. If you are calling to file a police report, you may be told that an officer will call you back to take the information for your report.

To increase social distancing, you will be required to file your report online if you are reporting any of the following crimes (if the crime is actively in progress call 911 or 410-222-8610):

  • Destruction to a vehicle
  • Destruction of property/vandalism
  • Theft from a vehicle
  • Thefts of vehicle parts and accessories
  • Tampering with a vehicle
  • Attempted vehicle theft
  • Credit or debit card theft
  • Identify theft
  • Lost property
  • Telephone misuse
  • Trespassing

Criteria for filing an online report are listed on the website. You do not need to call the police department first to fill an Online Crime Report. The direct web link to the Anne Arundel County Police Department online Crime Reporting is:

Online Crime Report

​Online Crime Reporting is not an immediate response system. Online Crime Reporting allows you to report certain crimes or incidents online without waiting for a police officer to respond to your location or leaving your home, but still have the incident documented. Reports submitted through this portal will be reviewed on the day submitted or next business day. By using this online resource, you enable police officers to remain in service for higher priority calls.

Your crime or incident must have occurred in Anne Arundel County, Maryland to file your report. The Arundel County Police Department does not have primary jurisdiction in the City of Annapolis, BWI Airport (including Amtrak or light rail trains), or any federally owned land or property such as Fort Meade, NSA, Naval Academy, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, etc. If the incident occurred in or at any of these locations, you must contact the appropriate agency with primary jurisdiction.

The safety of the Anne Arundel County Community is of the upmost importance and we urge members of the public to use our online and telephone reporting systems as appropriate.