Category: Public Safety

SHA to Build Fence to Improve Pedestrian Safety on Route 1

The State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are placing concrete footers that will support a fence between Knox Road and Hartwick Road to deter mid-block pedestrian crossings on US 1. Weather permitting, the installation of the fence should be complete by early September. To complete the installation of the fence, crews are permitted to close a […]

Thursday August 21st, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Today’s National Night Out

More than 16,000 communities across the country will host National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 5, hoping to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals letting them know that their neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back. In north College Park, National Night Out […]

City to install 3rd Flashing Crossing Signal on Rhode Island Avenue

At this week’s Council’s worksesion, the City Council will discuss a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the County about the installation of a 3rd flashing pedestrian crossing signal (RRFB signal) on Rhode Island Avenue near Hollywood Road. Last year, in May, the City entered into an MOU with Prince George’s County for the installation oftwo […]

Monday August 4th, 2014 in City Council, Public Safety | 2 Comments »

Pedestrian Struck on Rhode Island Avenue

Early this morning 3 pedestrians were reportedly struck by a driver on Rhode Island Avenue near the REI / MoM shopping center. Please see above the tweet from Marc Brady, from the County’s Fire Department. From an eye witness, the victims were hit while they were trying to cross Rhode Island near Hollywood Road. It’s […]

Saturday August 2nd, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

City’s Bar Owners to Get Involved in Promoting Pedestrian Safety on Route 1

There have been some discussion on how to get College Park’s bar businesses in promoting pedestrian safety on the old town part of Route 1. There have been quite a few fatal accidents happened in that small stretch of the route 1 in recent months. Reports say that many of theses accidents involved pedestrians who […]

Wednesday July 30th, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

City Appoints Staff to Address Speed Camera Related Complaints

In compliance with the Speed Monitoring Reform Act of 2014, the City of College Park has appointed designated officials to investigate and respond to written questions or concerns about the City’s speed monitoring system program generally, to resend citations not delivered due to an administrative error, and to process administrative review of specific citations. The […]

Saturday July 26th, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

New 24/7 Speed Camera to Enforce Speeding on Route 1 in Old Town

In last Tuesday’s Council Meeting, the City Council voted unanimously authorized the use of speed cameras 24/7 in down town area. This is an exception to the policy we have that limited the city to use of the automated enforcement from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. We expect to have at least one 24 / 7 […]

Thursday July 17th, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Officials Set to Announce Route 1 Pedestrian Safety Changes Today

Representatives from the City, SHA, County and the University of Maryland will be making a major announcement this afternoon about pedestrian safety improvement on Route 1 in old town College Park. Three people have been killed in the past six months at this small stretch of Route 1. Officials have been considering a number of […]

Monday July 14th, 2014 in Public Safety, Route 1 | No Comments »

Another Death on Route 1: What Are Being Done to Improve Pedestrian Safety

We lost another young life  was lost yesterday. Police say the victim, 21-year-old Janelle Oni of Randallstown, was crossing Route 1 near the College Park Shopping Center around 3 a.m. Sunday when she was struck by a minivan driven by Lurangraj. She died at the scene. According to Police report, the driver had a blood-alcohol level twice […]

Monday July 7th, 2014 in Public Safety | 2 Comments »

Outdoor Fire – What You Need to Know

As we’re into summer season, we were asked about outdoor fires , such as fire pits in residential yards. According to County code, they are not prohibited, but certain cautions must be applied: – property owners or tenants may have recreational fires ( such as small campfires, fire pits, wood/charcoal burning grills etc.) on private […]

Saturday June 28th, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Town Hall Meeting on Public Safety

The Prince George’s County Council will host “Building On Our Successes: Making Prince George’s County an Even Safer Community,” a Town Hall Meeting focusing on public safety in Prince George’s County, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m. The Town Hall Meeting will be held in the Council Hearing Room, First Floor, County Administration Building, 14741 Governor […]

Thursday June 26th, 2014 in Announcements, Police, Public Safety | No Comments »

Arrest Made in Last week’s Homicide

We got a word from our police informing us that an arrest was made last night for the homicide that occurred in north College Park earlier this week at Ramada motel. The individual has admitted involvement in the homicide and is currently in jail. The arrest was made by the County’s Homicide unit. Police told […]

Friday June 6th, 2014 in Police, Public Safety | No Comments »

Police Investigates Murder in North College Park Motel

Yesterday, at about 1:15 pm, patrol officers were called to a hotel in the 9100 block of Baltimore Avenue for a welfare check. When they arrived, they found a woman suffering from an apparent gunshot wound inside a hotel room. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Detectives are working to identify the victim and […]

Tuesday June 3rd, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

City, UMD and SHA Continue Pedestrian Safety Campaign on Route 1

Here are some updates on the recent Pedestrian Safety Campaign on Route 1: 1. The University in partnership with the State Highway Administration (SHA) and the City of College Park, released the Walk Smart College Park campaign. Posters should already been posted in the Shuttle UM busses as well across campus. The University is asking […]

Monday May 19th, 2014 in Public Safety | 2 Comments »

Is College Park Ready for Its Own Police Force?

The members of North College Park Civic Association will discuss City’s Public Safety / Police issue  at tomorrow’s monthly meeting. In preparation of this meeting, I looked at the 2007 College Park Police Study report and tried to see if the changes in some of the key information in the report make the case for […]

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Wednesday May 7th, 2014 in Police, Public Safety | 2 Comments »