For a Natural Resource emergency:
Please contact the Maryland Natural Resources Police at 410-260-8888.​

To report a fishing or wildlife violation contact:
Maryland Wildlife Crime Stoppers



​​Kids wearing lifejackets

Life Jackets for Kids

All children under the age of 13 must WEAR a United States Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device while underway on a recreational vessel under 21 feet in length on Maryland waters.

NRP Vessels on the water 

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 278 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.