Category: Public Safety

Police Reminds Residents About Safety During Winter Breaks

As the upcoming breaks approach, our police agencies are reminding residents how to safeguard their home. We hope this information serves as a reminder of what you can do to reduce your chance of becoming a victim of a crime and to help you remain safe . Protecting your residence while you are home or […]

Saturday November 22nd, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

City Plans to Install Safety Cameras along Trolley Trail

In this week’s worksession, the City Council will discuss a plan to put security survelillance cameras along the trolley trail in the Berwyn neighborhood area. The City submitted an application for a $125,000 grant to the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) to extend the City’s security camera system along the Trolley Trail […]

Monday November 3rd, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

New Pedestrian Flashing Light Goes Live on Rhode Island Ave. at Hollywood Rd

A new flashing pedestrian light (RRFB) has been installed this week on Rhode Island Ave at Hollywood Rd. The accompanying pedestrian ramps will be tentatively constructed by the end of next week. This will help prevent pedestrian from walking on the grass to the service road. The City Council allocated money in its FY2015 budget […]

Tuesday October 7th, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Police Arrests College Park Burglary Suspect

Prince Gerge’s police told us last night that one of our most notorious burglary suspects has been apprehended. After a burglary was committed earlier yesterday in the Laurel area, an extensive search was done by District VI officers. The suspect, Sherrod Weaver, was later tracked back to the Hollywood section of College Park where he […]

Saturday October 4th, 2014 in Police, Public Safety | No Comments »

Man Gets Prison for Pipe Bomb and Drug Incident in Hollywood

The man who terrorized Hollywood neighborhood by pipe bombs back in 2012 got a 121 month prison sentence, according to this ABC7 report. John Frank Jenkins has been sentenced to prison for his role in a drug operation selling oxycodone, and for building two pipe bombs that he planned to use to try and blow up […]

Monday September 22nd, 2014 in Police, Public Safety | No Comments »

Hollywood LPR Cameras to Go Live Soon

The license plate readers at the Edgewood and Rhode Island Ave are expected go live by the end of this month. When installed, the data will be able to be downloaded at the intersection as needed by police . Soon it will be transmitted to police so a site visit would not be necessary. There […]

Monday August 25th, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Mundo Latino Safety Update

Yesterday I met with a Hollywood resident, who was at the store during the time of robbery. Even though he was with his wife and 5 year old son at the time, he took the risk of quickly hiding behind the shelves and calling 911 emergency number. I think we should all be proud of […]

Sunday August 24th, 2014 in Business, Public Safety | No Comments »

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 […]

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