Riverdale Park, MD

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Riverdale Park is a town of approximately 7,000 residents, located south of College Park in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Consumer level demand provides the revenue stream for all prostitution and sex trafficking, and has therefore been targeted by local law enforcement agencies as a strategy for prevention and response. Responding to complaints about prostitution from business owners and residents in the town, the Prince George’s County Police Department has conducted at reverse stings, some of them relatively large-scale (arresting between 12 and 27 men in each operation), since 1995. For each operation, female undercover officers posed as prostituted women. As men attempted to solicit sex from the officers, they were apprehended by a backup team.

State Maryland
Type City
Population 7247
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