Tuesday, August 14, 2018

PGPD Announces The Graduation of Session 136



The Prince George’s County Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of 25 recruits from the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Training Academy on Wednesday.

Of the 25 graduates, 17 will join us here at the PGPD. Five will be joining the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff, two will be joining the City of Bowie Police Department and one will be joining the Maryland-National Capital Park Police

We’re looking forward to celebrating their accomplishment with family and friends and officially welcoming the newest members of the PGPD family!

When:   Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Time:    11:00 am

Where:  Riverdale Baptist Church

              1177 Largo Road

              Upper Marlboro, MD

Members of the community and the media are welcome to attend. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

PGPD Investigates Domestic-Related Murder/Suicide in Upper Marlboro

The Homicide Unit is investigating a domestic-related murder/suicide in Upper Marlboro. The victim is 55-year-old Dannette Lawrence of Meadow Lark Avenue in Upper Marlboro. The deceased suspect is 59-year-old Derrick Lark of the 3900 block of Alta Vista Drive in Mitchellville. The suspect was the victim’s ex-boyfriend.

On August 12th, at about 2:15 pm, a family member called 911 to report a domestic dispute inside of a home in the 9600 block of Meadow Lark Avenue. When the officers arrived, they found the victim and the suspect each suffering from a gunshot wound. Both were pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals Lark shot and killed Lawrence before taking his own life.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

Friday, August 10, 2018

PGPD Investigating Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Landover


The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Landover on Thursday night. The deceased suspect is 40-year-old Gregory Campfield Jr. of the 7800 block of Sheriff Road in Landover. 

On August 9th, at approximately 9:15 pm, members of the Narcotics Enforcement Division and Emergency Services Team were conducting a joint operation in the 7000 block of Sheriff Road. A member of the community had provided information about a suspect who was selling drugs and often carried a handgun. The preliminary investigation reveals the officers observed a man matching the suspect’s description and attempted to approach him. The officers gave verbal commands for the man to stop and show his hands. Instead, the suspect, Campfield, began to run away. Two officers chased after him on foot. One of the officers caught up to Campfield and took him to the ground. The officer observed that the suspect had a weapon and yelled to fellow officers that the suspect was armed with a handgun. A second officer on the scene witnessed the struggle and observed the suspect holding the gun. At that time, the officer struggling with the suspect discharged his duty weapon, striking the suspect. That officer then immediately began providing medical aid to the suspect until an ambulance arrived. Campfield died several hours later at a hospital. The suspect’s gun was recovered on the scene. 


The involved officer is Corporal Jeffrey Benson of the Special Operations Division’s Emergency Services Team. He joined the PGPD in 2006. The involved officer is now on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office reviews all officer-involved shootings. 

If anyone has information in this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-856-2660. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

Thursday, August 9, 2018

PGPD Investigating City of Bowie Police Department Officer-Involved Shooting


At the request of the City of Bowie Police Department, the Prince George’s County Police Department Internal Affairs Division and Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a non-contact officer-involved shooting involving one of their officers.

This incident occurred on August 8th at approximately 5:20 pm. The preliminary investigation reveals the involved officer conducted a traffic stop on a car on Elder Oaks Boulevard at Excalibur Road in Bowie. During that traffic stop, for reasons which remain under investigation, the officer discharged his duty weapon and the driver did not remain on scene. Detectives are working to piece together the sequence of those events. Initially, it was unclear whether the driver was wounded. However, several hours after the incident, the driver turned himself into the City of Bowie Police Department. He had not been struck, although his vehicle was struck by a bullet during the incident. Prince George’s County Police detectives interviewed the driver who was later released. He has not been charged with any crimes at this point in the investigation.

Any questions regarding the status or information pertaining to the involved officer should be directed to the City of Bowie Police Department. 

There are no additional details on this investigation that will be released at this time.

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