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Bike With a COP

Join the Prince George’s County Police Department for a bike ride this Saturday, April 13th at 9AM! The day will be filled with fun activities, drinks, and snacks at Lake Artemesia.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend National Night Out, Reason 5: Take Stand Against Crime

The fifth and final reason to attend TODAY’s National Night Out is to take a stand against crime and let criminals know that our neighborhood is organized against crime. National Night Out is all about building support and increasing participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthening neighborhood spirit, and improving relationships between the police department and local residents. To celebrate the nationwide event, you are encouraged to lock your cars, turn on your porch lights and spend the evening outdoors with your neighbors.

More than 16,000 communities nationwide will host National Night Out events TODAY, Tuesday, Aug. 1st, hoping to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood friends and send a message to criminals letting them know that their neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. In College Park, the National Night Out will take place at several locations throughout the city. Please learn more about this year’s National Night Out here on City’s website: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/nno.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend National Night Out. Reason 4: Meet your Neighbors and Join Neighborhood Watch

The fourth reason to attend tomorrow’s National Night Out is to meet your neighbors and join the Neighborhood Watch Program. According to crime statistics, crime in our area is not limited to nighttime. Not everyone can afford a home security system. Police can’t be everywhere at once and must rely on the active participation of community residents for crime prevention. Since crime is most likely to occur when no one is watching, a Neighborhood Watch team can act as an extra set of “eyes and ears” when police aren’t around. Neighborhood Watch does more than just canvass the community. It also allows residents to get to know others in the neighborhood, open the lines of communication with local police and encourage better overall cooperation among residents in crime prevention efforts. Participation in Neighborhood Watch builds confidence and encourages residents to take an active interest in one another’s properties and livelihoods. Please come and find out how you can also start your Neighborhood Watch program on your street block.
More than 16,000 communities nationwide will host National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 1st, hoping to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood friends and send a message to criminals letting them know that their neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. In College Park, the National Night Out will take place at several locations throughout the city. Please learn more about this year’s National Night Out here on City’s website: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/nno

Neighborhood Watch

Top 5 Reasons to Attend National Night Out. Reason 3: Great Food

The third reason to attend next Tuesday’s National Night Out – great food! For example, at Duvall Field, the Boy Scouts will be grilling hot dogs for sale, and we’ll have snacks and soft drinks. There will be also someone giving away FREE snow cones and popcorns. There will be an ice-cream social at the Berwyn location. It should be a great evening and a great chance to meet your neighbors and get to know your local police officers!

More than 16,000 communities nationwide will host National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 1st, hoping to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood friends and send a message to criminals letting them know that their neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. In College Park, the National Night Out will take place at several locations throughout the city. Please learn more about this year’s National Night Out here on City’s website: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/nno

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’re expecting activities, such as an ice cream social, snacks, a moon bounce, face painting, snow cones, other activities, and a visit from our local fire department! And while you’re there, you can learn how to protect your child with a child identification kit to help the police know who your child is if he or she gets lost.

More than 16,000 communities nationwide will host National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 1st, hoping to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood friends and send a message to criminals letting them know that their neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. In College Park, the National Night Out will take place at several locations throughout the city. Please learn more about this year’s National Night Out here on City’s website: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/nno

Top 5 Reasons to Attend National Night Out. Reason 1: Meet Your Local Police Officers

The annual Community Public Safety event, “the National Night Out,” will be back this year – on Tuesday, August 1st .

The first reason to attend next Tuesday’s National Night Out is to meet your local police officers. The event is designed to build bridges between the community and the police. Our officers help protect our families and us from crime. Please come bring your questions about recent crime trends and how the police are responding to them and working to prevent crime in the future. Also, learn helpful tips and tricks to protect yourself from common types of crime.

More than 16,000 communities nationwide will host National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 1st, hoping to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood friends and send a message to criminals letting them know that their neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. In College Park, the National Night Out will take place at several locations throughout the city. Please learn more about this year’s National Night Out here on City’s website: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/nno

Ride with a COP – This Saturday

Join the Prince George’s County Police Department at Lake Artemesia for a friendly bike ride on Saturday, May 20th at 8:30AM! There will be a free helmet giveaway, snacks, and more! Prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated bicycles. I plan to be riding my bike with the community there. Hope to see many of you there!

TOMORROW – Public Safety Meeting – Discuss Crime Trends with Your Police Officers

Tomorrow evening at 7:30 pm, join City Elected Officials, Police, Department of Public Services staff, and your neighbors from all around the City, for an informative monthly community meeting. This community meeting will discuss City-wide crime statistics, recent incidents of public interest, neighborhood watch tips, and special public safety-related topics.

This meeting will focus on discussing and reviewing current crime trends and prevention. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96024845217 .

PGPD Seeks Residents to Participate at Police Academy Session #48

The Prince George’s County Police Department is looking for residents to participate in its Community Police Academy Session #48, which will run from March 20, 2023 – June 6, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 PM (Monday Evenings), at 8801 Police Plaza 2nd Floor, Multipurpose Room, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

This training opportunity allows residents to become familiar with the Prince George’s County Police Department and provides exposure to officer-related training such as investigative procedures, citizen/police interaction, crime scene investigations, less lethal weapons, judgment enhancement training, narcotics and much more.

To participate in the training program, participants must be nominated by a law enforcement officer and approved by the Division Commander or Civilian Manager. Nomination forms and instructions may be obtained at any of the eight Division Stations. You may want to reach out to College Park’s Community Police Officer, Erol Lobin, at ealobin@co.pg.md.us

The class will not be held on the following dates:

  • Monday, May 29, 2023 – (Memorial Day)
  • Monday, June 19, 2023 – (Juneteenth)

For more information, contact your local police division or Sergeant Erica Johnson at (301) 516-5396 or via e-mail: ELJohnson@co.pg.md.us

Sessions will be held in person unless CDC guidelines dictate otherwise

RSVP Deadline: C.O.B – Friday, March 4, 2023

Police Post Signs About Illegal Fireworks

Ahead of New Year’s Day, the PGPD has posted signs on Rhode Island Avenue reminding residents about illegal fireworks.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the nation saw a large increase in people being hurt and killed by fireworks last year. Many municipalities cancelled July 4th public fireworks displays during the COVID- 19 pandemic, which may have spurred consumers to use fireworks on their own.

“These tragic deaths and injuries are reminders of just how dangerous fireworks can be,” said CPSC Acting Chairman Robert Adler. “Consumers should enjoy professional fireworks displays from a distance, and be extra vigilant when using consumer-type fireworks.”

A new report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) finds a 50 percent increase in deaths and injuries from fireworks-related incidents in 2020, compared to 2019.

At least 18 people died from fireworks-related incidents in 2020, compared to 12 reported for the previous year.
About 15,600 people were treated in hospital emergency departments for fireworks injuries in 2020. There were about 10,000 ER-treated fireworks injuries in 2019.

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