Our Mission

NRP Officer on his vessel at a dock

Protecting Maryland’s natural resources, public lands, waterways and people through proactive and responsive law enforcement services with courtesy, integrity, dedication and professionalism.

Our Creed​

As a Natural Resources
Police officer, I will:

​Assist the public in time of need, routine and emergency.

Educate the inadvertent violator by taking the appropriate level of enforcement action.

Relentlessly pursue deliberate offenders.

Respect and inform rather than lecture or reprimand.

Maintain the highest level of professional standards, integrity and conduct.

NRP patrol boat by kids in the water
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