The Howard County Police Department's Northern District Headquarters and Communications division are located in…More Ellicott City. The Police Department focuses on community-oriented policing, with programs in auto theft prevention, home security, senior safety and outreach, and personal safety.
At the Northern District Headquarters, residents can file complaints, pick up information on domestic abuse, drug addiction, animal adoptions and employment opportunities with the Department. A video documenting the Police Academy plays in the building's lobby. Residents can also come to the Northern District Headquarters for official fingerprints.