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Top 5 Reasons to Attend National Night Out, Reason 2: Activities for the Whole Family!

The second reason to attend next Tuesday’s National Night Out is that there will be fun activities for kids of all ages! We’ll have a moon bounce, face painting, snow cones and other activities, as well as a visit from our local fire department! And while you’re there, you can find out about how to […]

Saturday August 4th, 2018 in Neighborhood Watch, Public Safety | Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons to Attend National Night Out, Reason 2: Activities for the Whole Family!

No Major Changes Expected to Improve Public Safety

The Council will discuss the staff recommendations, primarily based on the Public Safety reports by the Police Foundations. The City spent $67,000 in the FT18 budget to conduct to study in order to improve public safety in College Park. The Public Safety and Police Services Analysis concluded that the City should consider remaining under the […]

Tuesday May 15th, 2018 in Police, Public Safety | Comments Off on No Major Changes Expected to Improve Public Safety

Security Cameras in College Park: Where Can You Find Them?

To date, the City has installed a total of 54 fixed security cameras, using both City and grant funds. Of the 54 cameras, 20 PTZs ( pan, tilt, and zoom) are installed throughout the neighborhoods of Old Town, Calvert Hills, and Lakeland, and are monitored by UMPD. Additionally, one CCTV and six PTZs have been […]

Wednesday March 28th, 2018 in Public Safety | 2 Comments »

Terps, before you leave for Spring Break, don’t forget to protect your shell (a.k.a residence)

Saturday March 17th, 2018 in Announcements, Public Safety | Comments Off on Terps, before you leave for Spring Break, don’t forget to protect your shell (a.k.a residence)

Council to Discuss Public Safety Report

Over the past year, the City engaged the consultant group the Police Foundation to assess the public safety situation in College Park and explore ways to improve it. The comprehensive review conducted by the Police Foundation assessment team consisted of examining the current contracts and memoranda of understanding for policing services in College Park; analyzing […]

Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Public Safety Report

Student Killed on Route 1 near UMD Entrance

Yesterday, at about 6:20 am, police officers were called to the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and Campus Drive for the report of a pedestrian collision. The victim was found in critical condition and transported to the hospital where she died a short time later. Police have identified the victim in today’s The victim is 18-year-old […]

Monday October 2nd, 2017 in Police, Public Safety, University of Maryland | Comments Off on Student Killed on Route 1 near UMD Entrance

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. 1 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 the all new Duvall Field plaza at 7 pm- 8:30 pm. Here […]

Tuesday August 1st, 2017 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons to Attend Today’s National Night Out

National Night Out, August 1, 7-8:30 pm, 2017

More than 16,000 communities across the country will host National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 1, hoping to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood friendship and send a message to criminals letting them know that their neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back. In North College Park, National Night Out will […]

Saturday July 22nd, 2017 in Announcements, Public Safety | 1 Comment »

Public Safety Town Hall Meetings

Tue, Jul 25, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, City Hall, 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD Thu, Jul 27, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park, MD Join the City in one of two Public Safety Town Hall Meetings lead by the Police Foundation. This meeting is located at Davis […]

Monday July 17th, 2017 in Announcements, Public Safety | Comments Off on Public Safety Town Hall Meetings

FBI to Investigate This Weekend’s UMD Homicide as Possible Hate Crime

The University of Maryland administration asked the FBI to investigate the last murder incident as a possible hate crime. Please see that statement below. The City Council will also issue a statement soon. May 21, 2017 Dear University of Maryland community, The horrific assault that took the life of a young man on our campus […]

Monday May 22nd, 2017 in City Council, Public Safety, University of Maryland | Comments Off on FBI to Investigate This Weekend’s UMD Homicide as Possible Hate Crime

Council Plans to Study Police and Public Safety in College Park

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will decide whether to approve award of a contract for a Public Safety and Police Services Study. We often get asked by many residents about the prospect of establishing a police department in College Park, and thus we were very pleased to see the study item in the […]

Monday December 12th, 2016 in City Council, Public Safety | Comments Off on Council Plans to Study Police and Public Safety in College Park

Don’t Become Victim to Warm up Thefts

The term “Warm-Up Theft” is a widely used term among car thieves to describe the stealing of a car that has been left running and unattended to “warm-up.” During the winter months, many motorists leave their vehicle running in an attempt to warm up the interior of the vehicle prior to getting behind the wheel. […]

Sunday November 13th, 2016 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Don’t Become Victim to Warm up Thefts

Police Asks Help to Identify Suspect in Armed Car Jacking

Saturday October 15th, 2016 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Police Asks Help to Identify Suspect in Armed Car Jacking

Tragic Double Homicides Shock Community

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and friends. I came to know about this homicide incident just before the midnight from our City staff . Later on, I followed the news throughout the day. My son has some mutual friends of Farhad Siddique, and he showed me Farhad’s Facebook page. […]

Thursday September 29th, 2016 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Tragic Double Homicides Shock Community

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, […]

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Monday September 12th, 2016 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Bus Driver Saves 20 School Kids from Burning School Bus in North College Park