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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

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

Please come meet with the police officers who work hard to keep our neighborhoods safe in College Park. This is an excellent opportunity to bring your crime-related concerns directly to the police officers. We’ll share crime maps and discuss incidents and how to make our homes and neighborhoods safer. My Organic Market (MoMs) has graciously […]

Saturday March 2nd, 2019 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Community Police Meeting – This Thursday, March 7, 7 pm, at MoM’s Cafe

Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity January 4 – 10, 2018

1/4 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. (61 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”)1/4 Contract officers responded to a call for service for a report of a Breaking and Entering Report in the 4700 block of Pontiac Street. Residence check and no crime committed.1/4 Contract […]

Saturday January 19th, 2019 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity January 4 – 10, 2018

Update on January 2018 Community – Police Meeting

The Community-Police meeting at MoM’s Cafe last Thursday went pretty well. Three police officers serving College Park attended the meeting and answered a number of questions from the residents. The group discussed last month’s crime map, which I also posted here on NextDoor earlier: https://nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=99878369. A number of crime incidents are related to property crime, […]

Saturday January 5th, 2019 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Update on January 2018 Community – Police Meeting

Winter Car Theft Prevention Tips

Sunday December 16th, 2018 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Winter Car Theft Prevention Tips

Council Mulls Safety Camera Subsidy Program

At last night’s meeting, the City Council discussed a plan about partnering with camera vendor(s) to encourage residents adopting more safety and surveillance ceameras on their properties. Recently, I found that the City of Arcadia extended its partnership with Ring to provide discounts for local residents and business owners who wish to purchase select home […]

Wednesday December 5th, 2018 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Council Mulls Safety Camera Subsidy Program