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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

Council Discusses Security Camera Monitoring MOU with University of Maryland

At last night’s meeting, the City Council discussed the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Maryland. The University of Maryland Department of Public Safety (UMDPS) live monitors eighteen (18) CCTV security cameras in Old Town and three (3) CCTV cameras on Baltimore Avenue between Lakeland and Berwyn House Roads for […]

Wednesday September 18th, 2019 in Public Safety, University of Maryland | Comments Off on Council Discusses Security Camera Monitoring MOU with University of Maryland

Fatal Accident on Route 1 near Fox Street

Unfortunately, a fatal accident occurred on Rt. 1 and Fox last evening around 7:45 pm. A motorcycle heading northbound at a high rate of speed ran the light at Fox and T-boned a vehicle exiting the neighborhood onto Rt. 1. The motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries (someone reported that the motorcyclist did not survive in the […]

Sunday September 1st, 2019 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Fatal Accident on Route 1 near Fox Street

National Night Out, August 6, 2019

National Night Out (NNO) is a community-police partnership that provides a unique opportunity for residents to increase awareness about crime prevention and safety, get to know their neighbors, and meet local law enforcement and other public safety officers. Please turn on your porch or lamp-post lights from dusk to midnight on August 6! In North […]

Monday July 15th, 2019 in Announcements, Public Safety | Comments Off on National Night Out, August 6, 2019

City to Install 3 Safety Cameras in North College Park

At yesterday’s meeting, the Council awarded a contract to City’s existing security camera system contractor, Hitachi Vantara to install 3 multi-focus security cameras in North College Park, and replace failed equipment in Old Town. A grant application to the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) was submitted in August 2018 requesting $141,398.00 to […]

Wednesday July 10th, 2019 in Public Safety | Comments Off on City to Install 3 Safety Cameras in North College Park

College Park Crime Map: June 2019

The College Park June 2019 crime map was generated from the PGPD crime data for the period of June 2 – June 28, 2019 (Beat 7), June 4 – July 1, 2019 (Beat 6) and June 1 – 17, 2019 (University of Maryland). The interactive map can be seen here: http://bit.ly/2RYC0Ow. Here is the summary […]

Thursday July 4th, 2019 in Crime Reports, Public Safety | Comments Off on College Park Crime Map: June 2019

TOMORROW: Police Community Meeting @ MoM’s Cafe @ 7pm

Our Community-Police meetings give our residents an excellent opportunity to meet our police officers who work very hard to make our neighborhood a safer place to live for everyone. The meeting is open to all residents of College Park. Please bring your public safety/crime related questions directly to these officers. Details below. Hope to see […]

Wednesday June 5th, 2019 in Announcements, Public Safety | Comments Off on TOMORROW: Police Community Meeting @ MoM’s Cafe @ 7pm

City to Produce Monthly Crime and Quality of Life Incident Map

Good news. The City will start producing a monthly map showing the crime and other quality of life issues in the city. Over the past year, City staff have worked with Prince George’s County Police (PGPD) to distribute maps and statistics of reported crime and police calls for service produced by PGPD staff assigned to […]

Sunday May 26th, 2019 in Public Safety | Comments Off on City to Produce Monthly Crime and Quality of Life Incident Map

Community Police Meeting – This Thursday, April 4, at 7pm, at MoM’s Cafe

This is an excellent opportunity to meet our police offciers who work hard to make our neighborhoods a safer place to live. The meeting is open to all residents of College Park. Please bring your public safet y / criem related questions to these officers. Please see below for more details.

Sunday March 31st, 2019 in Announcements, Public Safety | Comments Off on Community Police Meeting – This Thursday, April 4, at 7pm, at MoM’s Cafe