The Prince George’s County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm Interim Chief Hank Stawinski as the Prince George’s County Police Department’s 17th Chief of Police. Chief Stawinski took the oath of office immediately following his confirmation.
“It will be my daily work to earn that trust every day that follows for as long as I may have tenure as the Chief of what I think is the most progressive and arguably the most effective police department in the country,” said Chief Stawinski during the confirmation hearing.
Chief Stawinski joined the Prince George’s County Police Department in 1992. Prior to being named Interim Chief of Police, he led the Bureau of Patrol, which includes the seven district stations and the Special Operations Division. Interim Chief Stawinski has also served as the Deputy Chief for the Bureau of Forensic Science & Intelligence, Chief of Staff to the Chief of Police and the Deputy Inspector General.
Chief Stawinski was born and raised in Prince George’s County. He’s also the proud son of retired Prince George’s County Police Sergeant Henry Stawinski II.