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Crime Prevention Tips on Wheel Theft

Lately, there has been an uptick in the theft of car tires/wheel rims in the area. The police are advising us to follow these tips to prevent such thefts. Buy Lug Nut Locks This solution involves replacing one of the lug nuts on each wheel with a lock, which requires a special tool to remove. […]

Wednesday October 20th, 2021 in Public Safety | No Comments »

See Something? Say Something!

This slogan has become so commonplace that many of us ignore it, but the most effective thing a resident can do to help prevent crime and assist police is to report suspicious and criminal activity to 9-1-1. As soon as any crime is discovered or when any suspicious activity is observed (i.e. someone testing car […]

Friday August 27th, 2021 in Announcements, Public Safety | Comments Off on See Something? Say Something!

In Pictures – National Night Out 2021

A big THANK YOU to all who attended yesterday’s National Night Out event at Duvall Field. The turnout was great, despite the cautions many took during this pandemic situation. In addition to our Police / Public Safety officials, several communities and business organizations attended the event. Please continue to get involved with the Neighborhood Watch […]

Wednesday August 4th, 2021 in Public Safety | 1 Comment »

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. […]

Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 in Neighborhood Watch, Public Safety | Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons to Attend National Night Out, Reason 5: Take Stand Against Crime

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! 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. It should be a great evening and a great chance to meet your […]

Sunday August 1st, 2021 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons to Attend National Night Out. Reason 3: Great Food

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! City will provide FREE snow cones, popcorns, 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 protect your […]

Saturday July 31st, 2021 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons to Attend National Night Out, Reason 2: Activities for the Whole Family!

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 August 3rd. 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 us and our families from crime. Please come bring your questions about recent crime […]

Friday July 30th, 2021 in Neighborhood Watch, Public Safety | Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons to Attend National Night Out. Reason 1: Meet Your Local Police Officers

August Public Safety Meeting – Rats in the Neighborhood

August Special Topic: Rat Prevention & Control with guest speaker Chelle Hartzer. Please join City Elected Officials, Police, Department of Public Services staff, and your neighbors from all around the City, for an informative monthly community meeting. When : Monday, August 9, 7:30 pm – 9 pm This meeting takes place every second Monday of […]

Thursday July 29th, 2021 in Public Safety | Comments Off on August Public Safety Meeting – Rats in the Neighborhood

Gunshot Near Metro

There have been some inquiries about a gunshot incident near the metro. It happened last night at around 10:30 pm. According to the Police, there was a call for shots fired in the woods of 53rd avenue & Lackawanna. street. Officers responded and saw a male walking with a rifle in his hand. He was arrested. Thanks […]

Friday January 15th, 2021 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Gunshot Near Metro

City’s Noise Code May Get Some Changes

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the Council will consider introducing Ordinance 21-O-01, amending Chapter 141, Article I, §141-9 to clarify that prior notice of a violation is not required before a municipal infraction is issued in emergency situations, and situations involving conditions and/or activities that are prohibited due to a declared state of emergency. Chapter 141, […]

Monday January 11th, 2021 in Noise, Public Safety | Comments Off on City’s Noise Code May Get Some Changes

Recent Incidents on Capitol and Emergency Alerts

There may be some heightened concerns regarding community emergency alerts and plans among some of you after events this past week on Capitol Hill. First, please report any suspicious activity to 9-1-1 immediately. “See something? Say something. ” If you want to share information on social media, please, do so only after reporting suspicious activity […]

Saturday January 9th, 2021 in Announcements, Public Safety | Comments Off on Recent Incidents on Capitol and Emergency Alerts

New Safety Cameras are Coming along Trolley Trail / Rhode Island Avenue

The City is planning to add 10 new safety cameras along the trolley trail in Berwyn and North College Park. Last week, the City Council approved an amendment to the contract with Hitachi, authorizing the purchase and installation of 10 security cameras on the Trolley Trail for $132,615.40. $79,569.24 of the total amount will be […]

Monday December 14th, 2020 in Public Safety | Comments Off on New Safety Cameras are Coming along Trolley Trail / Rhode Island Avenue

Council to Discuss Proposed Camera Subsidy Program

At tonight’s meeting, the City Council will discuss a proposal about a rebate program to help residents buy security cameras on their homes and thus to help reduce crime in the neighborhood. Staff presented options for security system rebate programs to Mayor and Council at Worksessions on 09/04/2018 and 12/04/2018. Some communities across the Country […]

Tuesday February 18th, 2020 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Proposed Camera Subsidy Program

UMD Police will Continue to Monitor City Cameras, at Least for another Year

At tonight’s meeting, the Council will consider approving an agreement with the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety to provide live security camera monitoring, data storage, and forensic video evidence retrieval through FY 20 an annual cost for FY 2019 of $144,879 and FY 2020 of $149,226. At last week’s meeting, the Council reviewed […]

Tuesday October 22nd, 2019 in City Council, Public Safety, University of Maryland | Comments Off on UMD Police will Continue to Monitor City Cameras, at Least for another Year

Police Community Meeting, This Thursday, @MoM’s, @7pm

Have questions about a crime that you or someone you know experienced recently? Want to learn some helpful tips about protecting you and your family from crimes in the future? Bring your questions to the police officers who work hard to protect us every day in the neighborhood. Please join them and meet other neighbors […]

Tuesday October 1st, 2019 in Announcements, Public Safety | Comments Off on Police Community Meeting, This Thursday, @MoM’s, @7pm