City Offices and Facilities Closed Sunday May 26 & May 27- In Observance of Memorial Day

City Offices and Facilities will be closed Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. As always, the Takoma Park Police Department is open for emergency services. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday.

Library Renovations: Updated: May 14, 2024 -TKPK Celebrates a Major Construction Milestone With a Structural Steel Topping-off Ceremony on May 21 from 3-3:30 pm

The scheduling of demolition and construction timelines are pending weather.

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Command Staff - Lieutenant Joseph Butler

Lieutenant Joseph Butler

Lieutenant Joseph Butler is a 23-year veteran of the Takoma Park Police Department.  He previously served in the Maryland Army National Guard, Company C 115, Infantry Division for 11 years, holding positions in Infantry and Chemical Quartermaster repairs. During his time with the National Guard, his work ethic and commitment to his duties were noticed, resulting in his promotion to Sergeant.

Lieutenant Butler started as a patrol officer for the Takoma Park Police Department in 1998. He has held several different roles in the Department, including community policing officer, detective, and ultimately Detective Sergeant of the Criminal Investigations Division.  Currently, Lt. Butler serves as the Commander in our Criminal Investigations Division.

Twice he was awarded Officer of the Year and most recently received the award for Supervisor of the Year. Additionally, each year, Lieutenant Butler coordinates the holiday toy drive for low-income families.

Lieutenant Butler graduated from Washington Adventist University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Organization Management and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at Liberty University.



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