Police Department

Chief Anthony Rease is a lifelong Prince George’s County, Maryland, resident and has been drawn to public service since childhood. Chief Rease serves as the Chief of Police for the Town of Forest Heights, Prince George’s County, Maryland. Chief Rease has been influential in bringing new technology to the Forest Heights Police Department and creating a standard for his agency. He believes leadership does not always come from experience but comes from having a vision that others can believe in, and that you implement just as you envision. Chief Rease admires and believes in the quote from the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr” The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”. Chief Rease graduated from Largo High School and received his higher education at South Carolina and Bowie State University. Chief Rease graduated from the Municipal Police Academy at Prince George’s Community College in December 2013. He was elected class president and was hired as a police officer in February 2014. In 2017 Chief Rease was allowed to become the Administrator of the Automated Enforcement Program at the City of Seat Pleasant Police Department, where he gained excellent knowledge. In January 2018, Chief Rease was given the opportunity to return to the Forest Heights Police Department as the Lieutenant (Commander of Patrol Operations). With the retirement of his Chief at the time, Chief Rease became the Acting Chief of Police, being the next in the chain of command. The Town of Forest Heights Mayor and Council found that Chief Rease had the requisite experience, education, and knowledge to serve as Chief of Police and appointed him a short time later. Chief Rease is a recent FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association Trilogy course. Under Chief Reese’s leadership, the Forest Heights Police Department has grown from 5 to 26 officers. Chief Rease has also implemented 24-hour police coverage. Chief Rease is devoted to enhancing the Town of Forest Heights through commitment, encouragement, and training. Chief Rease is moving the Forest Heights Police Department in a direction that any citizen would be proud to live in the Town of Forest Heights and feel that they can trust and depend on their Police Department.

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    Anthony N. Rease

    Chief of Police

  2. Police Department

    Physical Address
    5410 Indian Head Highway
    Suite 100
    Forest Heights, MD 20745

    Fax: 301-839-1122
    Emergency Phone: 911


    Monday through Friday

    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.