City of Hyattsville Police Chief Jarod J. Towers
On Sept. 7, 2021, the City of Hyattsville announced the selection of Jarod J. Towers as the next Police Chief for the Hyattsville Police Department. Chief Towers was selected after a rigorous search process including input from City staff, Council, officers, and civilians.
Chief Towers has more than 16 years of policing experience, most recently as the Cheverly Police Chief, and has a strong background in municipal policing and public service. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in Homeland Security and a Master of Business Administration. He has a reputation for excellence in public safety and service, community engagement and outreach, transformational initiatives, and building and strengthening relationships in diverse communities.
Chief Towers is a recent graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Policing (SMIP), an active member of the executive board of the Police Chief’s Association of Prince Georges County, and the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association where he serves as a member of the legislative committee. He was recently selected as one of the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s 2021 40 under 40 awardees. He also serves on the board of directors for Community Crisis Services, Inc.
Chief Towers philosophy: “A police department can only be truly successful when it provides public safety in partnership with the community it serves. That partnership is achieved through transparency, accountability, and ongoing dialogue that creates connections. With a focus on the principles of compassion, empathy, diversity, and inclusion, co-producing public safety through collaboration with the citizens of Hyattsville will be the hallmark of my administration.”
He began his service with HPD on October 3, 2021.