Police-Community Relations Council (PCRC)

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The PCRC is a volunteer group that brings the police department and the local communities together. The Anne Arundel County PCRC is comprised of four police districts - Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western. PCRCs hold events, meetings and help the police department in their relations with their local communities. We educate the communities on different areas of the police department and afford private citizens opportunities to meet local officers in a friendly setting to ask questions and to get to know our law enforcement officers.  The PCRC website is www.aacopcrc.com. Of specific note on the website is a Frequently Asked Questions document that everyone should take the time to read. It is also available above for download.


The meetings are open to the public and anyone may attend.  If you would like to stay on top of local safety and security matters, you may attend the Southern District PCRC meetings at the Southern District/Edgewater Station, 35 Stepneys Ln, Edgewater, MD 21037 at 7:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month.


River Oaks is a safe and quiet community and rarely has any police activity.  However, if you have specific concerns, this is a great way to get to know the police officials in our district, influence coverage in our community if needed and to help others in the process!  If you sign up for Nixle at the bottom of this page, you will receive notifications about the meetings.


Past attendees have written short emails to the Board about whatever they learned at the meeting so it can be passed along via email to our residents.   If you would like to attend and report on a meetings, please contact Mirga Dulys at mirga@victorymgt.com


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The Anne Arundel County Police-Community Relations Council (PCRC) is a voluntary, independent, self-constituted advisory body. The PCRC exists to promote the concept that citizens, communities, and the police have a common goal. This goal is to maintain law and order, reduce crime, and protect the community. The PCRC promotes the relationship and understanding necessary to effectively attain this purpose. Each police district has its own PCRC, which holds monthly meetings at the district station with the following objectives:
  • To acquaint individual citizens with their responsibility in the maintenance and preservation of law and order through the implementation of various programs.
  • To acquaint the general public with the professionalization and operation of police activities.
  • To secure public cooperation with the police department through better understanding and communications.
  • To promote increased cooperation between the police and other community agencies.
  • To serve as a base for neighborhood maintenance and improvement.
  • To assist in crime prevention.
  • To serve as liaison between the police department and the neighborhood.
  • To consult with district police department personnel on problems of law enforcement within the district and render suggestions for improving police service.
  • To assist police in the education of all citizens in how to reduce opportunities for crime to occur.
  • To reduce juvenile crime.
  • To refer to the police department all questions involving clarification of department policy.
  • To promote utilization of existing facilities and agencies in the district.

Corporal Rick Brookman #1631

Anne Arundel County Police Department

Southern District P.A.C.T. Officer



Southern District Community Alert

The Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Southern District has a Community Information/Alert Service designed to deliver important & timely information to residents in our area using the latest technology.  The service, created by Nixle, LLC, delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications by web, e-mail and cell phone.

You can sign up for this service using the following website: 



or www.aacounty.org/police (choose Southern District link to sign up)


Nixle is completely simple, trusted and available at no cost.  Residents of Southern District can now take advantage of Nixle and receive timely information regarding:

  • Neighborhood-specific Crime Alerts
  • Missing Persons
  • Press Releases
  • Crime Prevention Tips
  • Traffic Alerts
  • General Emergency & Public Safety

If you have any further questions about the valuable new way for your police department to help make your community safer, please contact Southern District Detective Sergeant at 1-410-222-1960.