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City Plans to Add 15 New Cameras to City’s Security Network

The City plans to install 15 new security cameras on new utility poles to City’s existing security network. The City plans to install 15 new security cameras on new utility poles to City’s existing security network. The plan also includes adding 19 cameras to the existing maintenance contract with City’s camera vendor Hitachi Vantara and […]

Saturday December 3rd, 2022 in Public Safety | Comments Off on City Plans to Add 15 New Cameras to City’s Security Network

Fire Prevention Community Zoom , 7:30, Mon. 10 Oct. 2022

October 9-15 is National Fire Prevention Week. This year will focus on the need to prevent fires ,and escape quickly if one occurs. The theme is “Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape” The City’s October community public safety Zoom meeting will feature public fire safety educator Ms. Teresa Crisman, Director of Public Affairs, Maryland State […]

Saturday October 8th, 2022 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Fire Prevention Community Zoom , 7:30, Mon. 10 Oct. 2022

Special Tax District Sought to Fund Public Safety Initiatives

At tomorrow’s City Council meeting, the Council will discuss a proposal to establish a special taxing district to fund public safety initiatives in some designated areas of south College Park. In determining whether to create a district, the Council must decide what project it wishes to support and define the boundaries of the area in […]

Tuesday October 4th, 2022 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Special Tax District Sought to Fund Public Safety Initiatives

When Should I call 911 ? Get the Answer from Police, Monday, May 9, 7:30 pm

Is it true that we should only call 9-1-1 when we have a true “life or death” emergency? Should we also call 9-1-1 if we see suspicious activity? What to expect when we call 9-1-1? When it comes to public safety, “When to Call 9-1-1?” is probably one of the most frequently asked questions our […]

Saturday May 7th, 2022 in Public Safety | Comments Off on When Should I call 911 ? Get the Answer from Police, Monday, May 9, 7:30 pm

Public Safety Meeting on Financial Crimes – Monday, April 11

Community Public Safety Zoom Meeting Monday, April 11 @ 7:30 p.m. Featured Presentation will be : Det. Ryan Minnich, Detective, Financial Crimes Unit, Cyber Crime and Pawn Det. Minnich will speak on ways to protect yourself from Financial Crimes, and steps to take should you become a victim

Saturday April 9th, 2022 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Public Safety Meeting on Financial Crimes – Monday, April 11

UMPD Chief Mitchell to Brief City Council about Live Camera Monitoring

At next week’s meeting, the UMPD Chief Mitchell will brief the City Council about the live monitoring of cameras in the City. The UMPD has, in the past, monitored in real-time eighteen (18) CCTV security cameras in Old Town and three (3) on Route 1 between Lakeland and Berwyn House Roads for a total of […]

Sunday April 3rd, 2022 in Public Safety | Comments Off on UMPD Chief Mitchell to Brief City Council about Live Camera Monitoring

Son Charged with Killing Mother at Seven Spring Apartment

Yesterday, at approximately 11:00 am, PGPD officers responded to the 9300 block of Cherry Hill Road for a welfare check. When officers arrived, they located a victim inside of her apartment unresponsive suffering from trauma. She was pronounced dead on the scene. The Seven Springs apartment complex is located in an unincorporated area of Prince […]

Thursday March 24th, 2022 in Announcements, Public Safety | Comments Off on Son Charged with Killing Mother at Seven Spring Apartment

Tomorrow @ 7:30pm: Community Meeting Featuring PGPD Aviation

Please join your neighbors, police officers, and elected officials to discuss the latest crime trends in the community and the prevention tips. This month’s presentation will be led by Lt. Aaron L. Smith, Chief Pilot/Commander, Prince George’s County Police Aviation Section. PGPD’s aviation services commonly use aircraft for ground support, search and rescue, high-speed car […]

Sunday March 13th, 2022 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Tomorrow @ 7:30pm: Community Meeting Featuring PGPD Aviation

Community Meeting on Preventing Auto Thefts – Next Monday

Please join your neighbors, police officers, and elected officials to discuss the latest auto theft trends in the community and the prevention tips. This month, Prince George’s County Police Detective Flax will lead the discussion. There will be opportunities to ask questions to the police officers who work hard to keep our neighborhood safe! Monday, […]

Thursday February 10th, 2022 in Announcements, Public Safety | Comments Off on Community Meeting on Preventing Auto Thefts – Next Monday

State Bill to Address Vehicle Racing on Neighborhood Streets

Many residents express growing concern over excessive vehicle noise and car racing on residential streets. Since the COVID-19 lockdowns, an uptick in racing, street takeovers, burnouts, sideshows, and modified vehicle exhaust systems have caused College Park and many local communities to scramble to address this. The excessive loud noise from these speeding cars has been […]

Tuesday January 18th, 2022 in Public Safety | 1 Comment »

Today’s Public Safety Meeting – Discuss Crime Trends with Your Police Officers

This 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. Today’s meeting will focus on a discussion […]

Monday January 10th, 2022 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Today’s Public Safety Meeting – Discuss Crime Trends with Your Police Officers

Meet Chief Aziz – Public Safety Monthly Community Zoom Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Monday, 8th November 2021

Public Safety Committee Meetings Monday, November 8, 2021 | Virtual. | 7:30 p.m. 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. This meeting takes place every second Monday of the month via zoom. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96168994626. This community meeting […]

Saturday November 6th, 2021 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Meet Chief Aziz – Public Safety Monthly Community Zoom Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Monday, 8th November 2021

The Top 5 Internet Scams and How to Avoid Them

1. Grandparent Scam – The caller pretends to be a grandchild who has been arrested and needs bail money. Hang Up! It’s a scam. • If you are concerned, call your family member. 2. Publisher’s Clearinghouse Scam – You’ve won millions, but have to pay taxes first. Hang Up! It’s a scam. • Publisher Clearinghouse […]

Sunday October 31st, 2021 in Public Safety | Comments Off on The Top 5 Internet Scams and How to Avoid Them

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 that go against criminal law. Buy Lug Nut Locks This solution involves replacing one of the lug nuts on each wheel with a lock, which requires […]

Wednesday October 20th, 2021 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Crime Prevention Tips on Wheel Theft

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!