Category: Public Safety

Bus Driver Saves 20 School Kids from Burning School Bus in North College Park

This afternoon, 20 elementary school kids were saved by the school bus driver, when the bus caught fire and was completely destroyed. I was driving on the Beltway, where I saw a big thick smoke over College Park. Moments after, I saw a neighbor posted a message about the fire on our social network NextDoor, […]

Monday September 12th, 2016 in Public Safety | No Comments »

UMD Security Guard in Critical Condition after Shooting

A University of Maryland security guard is in critical condition after a shooting incident that happened this early morning. The UMD Police has released the following information about this morning’s shooting incident at the UMD.  As many of you know, we received a call at approximately 1:12 a.m. for a shooting at the College Park […]

Tuesday September 6th, 2016 in Public Safety, University of Maryland | No Comments »

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Today’s National Night Out

Today, more than 16,000 communities across the country will host National Night Out events on TODAY, Aug. 2 hoping to instill confidence in their community and promote crime prevention and safety. In north College Park, the National Night Out will take place at Duvall Field at 7 pm- 9 pm. Here are the top 5 […]

Police Issues ‘Pokemon Go’ Safety Tips After Three Robberies in College Park

After three “Pokemon Go” robbery incidents in College Park, Police has issued the following safety tips: · Stay aware of your surroundings · Play in pairs or as a group in well-lit areas to ensure your safety · Do not drive or ride your bike, skateboard, or other device while interacting with the app – […]

Friday July 15th, 2016 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Teen Driver Safety Tips

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the US. In fact, in 2014, there were 2,614 teen passenger vehicle drivers (15-19 years old) involved in fatal crashes and an estimated 130,000 were injured. Yet, a survey showed that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with […]

Friday June 24th, 2016 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Traffic Stop Tips

Thanks to North College Park resident Judy Blumenthal, who recently worked with the Prince George’s Pilice Department and made this flyer about traffic stop tips. Please share with other.

Sunday June 19th, 2016 in Public Safety | No Comments »

City Plans to Add More Security Cameras

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council discussed a plan to add more security cameras throughout the city. The City is planning to apply for grant money to buy five cameras. There of them are planned to be in north College Park. They will be at (1) Duvall Field on Trolley Trail Hiker/Biker Trail […]

Wednesday May 4th, 2016 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Snow Storm: Carbon Monoxide Precaution Reminders

A National Weather Service blizzard warning remains in effect through 6 a.m. Sunday, forecasting an additional 7 to 14 inches of snow and sustained winds up to 30 miles per hour with gusts as high as 50 miles per hour. North College Park resident Chris Wilson has sent the following reminders about checking for snow […]

Saturday January 23rd, 2016 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Group to Discuss Traffic Safety Issues at Rhode Island Avenue and Greenbelt Road

At tonight’s Berwyn District Civic Association (BDCA) meeting, the group will discuss the traffic safety issues at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Greenbelt Road. The meeting will be held at 8 p.m. at the Four Seasons Room at Holy Redeemer NOT at Fealy Hall as originally planned. The issues on this road impact […]

Thursday November 19th, 2015 in Public Safety | 1 Comment »

Infographics: Bridging the Gap in Public Safety

Tonight, the City Council will approve a grant application about a safety ambassador program in south College Park. I’ll support the proposal, but will also ask more police and other public safety resources in north College Park. When it comes to public safety resources, the gap between north and south is huge, and it’s growing. […]

Tuesday November 10th, 2015 in Public Safety | No Comments »

City Releases Speed Camera Revenue and Expenditure Report

Recently, the City of College Park has released an annual report on how much the City earned as revenue and spent in its speed camera program. The report is now required to be submitted to the Maryland Police Training Commission. This Is the first time this annual report has been required under state law. Please […]

Saturday October 31st, 2015 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Safety Camera Installed at Davis Field Playground

Good news! The safety camera in Davis Field (at the east end of Kennesaw St.) has been installed. Many of you probably know about the past disturbing graffiti / vandalism and gang activities around the playground and four tunnels area. Last year, the north College Park Civic Association (NCPCA) requested to install a safety camera […]

Thursday October 22nd, 2015 in Public Safety | No Comments »

New Flashing Pedestrian Light Near Sunnyside Skate Park

Good News! A new flashing pedestrian light (RRFB) has been installed on Rhode Island Ave at Odessa Rd near the Sunnyside Skate Park. The City Council allocated money in its FY2016 budget to buy and install this additional crossing light. In addition to this one, we have 3 more RRFBs on Rhode Island Avenue in […]

Friday October 9th, 2015 in Announcements, Public Safety | No Comments »

New Flashing Pedestrian Light Coming near Sunnyside Skate Park

Good News! A new flashing pedestrian light (RRFB) will be installed on Rhode Island Ave at Odessa Rd near the Sunnyside Skate Park. The equipment has been ordered and the light is expected to be constructed as early as late next month or the latest by this November. The City Council allocated money in its […]

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Tuesday August 25th, 2015 in Public Safety, Skate Park | No Comments »