Savage, MD

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Savage is a historic town located in Howard County, Maryland, about 12 miles south of Baltimore and 20 miles north of Washington, D.C. with a population of approximately 12,900.  The city is in a cluster of communities with substantial prostitution problems, including Jessup and Laurel.  Prostitution has been identified by law enforcement as a problem in the town, and residents have complained to police about prostitution in certain neighborhoods.  In response to such concerns, police have targeted consumer-level demand for commercial sex.  The Savage Police Department has conducted at least two street-level reverse stings, which resulted in 24 arrests.

Key Partners

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations
  • Savage Police Department
  • Maryland State Police
  • Howard County Police
  • Anne Arundel County Police
  • Laurel City Police
State Maryland
Type City
Population 12918
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