Ian Preece

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Service Record

Anne Arundel County Maryland Police Department

Rank Detective
Salary $49,456 (2020)[1]
Last Known Status Suspended[2]


2020 County Council Resolution

On February 18, 2020, the County Council of Anne Arundel County passed a resolution to express their "infinite gratitude" to Preece and Detective Scott Ballard after their injuries during the pursuit of a murder suspect.[3] See below.

2021 Victims' Rights Honoree

In May 2021, Preece and other officers were recognized by the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney for their work to "protect and support those in our community impacted by violence".[4]

Incident Reports

2020 Pursuit of Joseph Willis

On February 5, 2020, Preece and Detective Scott Ballard were investigating a murder and worked to locate the victim's car. Hours later, the detectives attempted to pull over the car. Willis fired at them. Ballard was struck and went to a nearby store to get help. Preece continued the chase, which ended when Willis bailed out of the car and shot at Preece, injuring him.[5]

Willis was eventually captured, pleaded guilty to the original murder and attempted murder of the deputies, and was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences in prison.[6]

2023 DUI

On March 17, 2023, officers responded to a single-vehicle crash and located a car that had hit a sign. Preece, the driver, showed signs of impairment.[2]

Response Timeline

Preece was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and related traffic offenses.[2]

Preece was suspended with pay.[7]

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