March 28, 2023

New Community Policing Unit Out in Force

Posted by Lexington Park Business & Community Association
Bay Leader
By Mallory Lengel

Sgt. Clay Safford

Sgt. Clay Safford

Great Mills Road commuters may notice a few extra police cruisers this week; Monday marked the first day in action for the new community policing unit.

The unit, headed by Sergeant Clay Safford, falls under the Special Operations unit of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and will be concentrated on the Great Mills Road corridor of Lexington Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Six officers are assigned to the unit, including young energetic officers and veteran officers with a wide range of experience, Sergeant Safford told the Lexington Park Business and Community Association meeting this month.

Sergeant Safford and his team have already begun visiting local business owners to determine what problems they are facing, and the best way to tackle them. In order for the team to be most effective they will need to develop good communication with the community members who are dedicated to making Lexington Park a safer, more friendly place.

Sergeant Safford can be contacted at [email protected]

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2 Responses to “New Community Policing Unit Out in Force”
  1. Jack says:

    This sheriff’s unit is getting fine reviews from the community of Lexington Park.

  2. Christian says:

    This is excellent!

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