Department History

Until 1910 law enforcement in the city of Cambridge was the sole responsibility of Bailiffs, who served as the Chief of police, and seasonal officers. Seasonal officers worked from October 1 to the end of April, and were needed because of the booming oyster industry.

The policing of Cambridge continued to be under the direction of court bailiffs until 1910 when Charles G. Pritchett was named Chief of Police.
Chief Charles G. Pritchett
Chief Charles G. Pritchett
  • 1910 to 1917
  • 5 officers
Chief Dan Brannock
Chief Dan Brannock
  • August 1917 to August 1936
  • 5 officers
Chief Grayson Price
Chief Grayson Price
  • September 1936 to June 1956
  • 7 officers
Chief Brice Kinnamon
Chief Brice Kinnamon
  • June 1956 to June 1971
  • 15 officers
Chief Russell Wroten
Chief Russell Wroten
  • July 1971 to December 2001
  • 26 officers
Chief Kenneth Malik
Chief Kenneth Malik
  • January 2002 to December 2014
  • 45 officers




command staff
Our current chief of police is Mark K. Lewis with 48 officers. Chief Lewis is a graduate of the National FBI Academy class# 233 . Chief Lewis is pictured here with his command staff after his swearing in ceremony on May 5th, 2017.

Line of Duty Death



Patrolman Daniel Bier

Patrolman Daniel C. Bier


Born: June 05, 1924
Appointed: March 31, 1948
Deceased: May 03, 1953
During the late afternoon hours Sunday May 03, 1953, Patrolman Daniel Bier received a call to a Goldsbourgh Avenue residence in reference to a domestic dispute. Upon arrival Patrolman Bier learned that Russell Regina of Cambridge had cut his wife with a knife. Upon entering the house Patrolman Bier was fatally shot by Mr. Regina. Mr. Regina escaped out the rear door of the house and was subsequently located, after a 2-1/2 hour manhunt, in a wooded area near Christ Rock.