Stephen Walker was sworn in as Chief of Police for the Edmonston Police
Department on June 1, 2007. Prior to his appointment to Chief of Police he
served in the Hyattsville City Police Department. He began his career there
as a patrol officer in 1982, and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in
1991. He served as a Patrol Sergeant and Detective Sergeant before being
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1997 and served in that rank until his
retirement in 2007. During his tenure with the Hyattsville Police Department
he served in a myriad of duties that included evidence technician,
departmental pistol armorer, firearms instructor, field training officer, and
many others. While serving in the rank of Lieutenant, the second highest
rank attainable at the Hyattsville Police Department, Walker served as Patrol
Commander, Support Services Commander, CID Commander, Communications
Section Commander, Departmental Training Coordinator, Special Projects
Coordinator, Acting Chief of Police, Community Policing Coordinator,
Accreditation Manager and assorted other positions and assignments as
required by the agency.
EDUCATION: In 2009 Chief Walker enrolled in the Johns Hopkins University, Public Safety Leadership Program
where he completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Management. He graduated on May 26, 2011.
In June of 2012 Chief Walker enrolled in the Johns Hopkins University, Public Safety Leadership Program
Master's program. He graduated on May 24, 2012 with a Master of Science Degree in management.
Chief Walker grew up in Oxon Hill, Maryland, and attended Potomac Senior High School. He graduated in 1975
and then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served three years at Fort Bragg, N.C. as a Military Policeman. He then
began law enforcement in the Riverdale Park Police Department where he served two years before serving
with with the Hyattsville Police Department.
Chief Walker is a member various organizations that were formed to share information between law
enforcement agencies and to work together to combat crime and promote safe communities. Chief Walker is
a member of:
Police Chief's Association of Prince Georges County; current Association President
Maryland Chiefs of Police Association
Maryland Municipal League - Police Executive League
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Police Executive Research Forum
Johns Hopkins University Public Safety Leadership Association