New Police Chief for Prince George’s County

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Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has selected Dallas, Texas Deputy Police Chief Malik Aziz as the new county police chief.  Aziz was selected after a national, months-long search.  He replaces former Chief Hank Stawinski who resigned abruptly last year as officers of color continued to raise questions about hiring, promotions and allegations of racism in the department.

Dallas, Texas Deputy Police Chief Malik Aziz


He was selected over Interim Chief Hector Valez who served in that position immediately after Stawinski resigned. Aziz is a former executive director of the National Black Police Association and has been with the Dallas Police Department since 1992.  His appointment must be confirmed by the Prince George’s County Council.