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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

Council to Discuss Program for Surveillance Cameras on Private Properties

A few months back, I asked the City Council to consider a community program to assist City’s homeowners to have security cameras in their homes. Several communities in the country (such as University Park) currently run similar programs. In addition to this assistance program, many communities across the country have initiated voluntary security camera community […]

Monday September 3rd, 2018 in Police, Public Safety | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Program for Surveillance Cameras on Private Properties

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’ll have a moon bounce, face painting, snow cones 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 […]

Saturday August 4th, 2018 in Neighborhood Watch, Public Safety | Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons to Attend National Night Out, Reason 2: Activities for the Whole Family!

No Major Changes Expected to Improve Public Safety

The Council will discuss the staff recommendations, primarily based on the Public Safety reports by the Police Foundations. The City spent $67,000 in the FT18 budget to conduct to study in order to improve public safety in College Park. The Public Safety and Police Services Analysis concluded that the City should consider remaining under the […]

Tuesday May 15th, 2018 in Police, Public Safety | Comments Off on No Major Changes Expected to Improve Public Safety

Security Cameras in College Park: Where Can You Find Them?

To date, the City has installed a total of 54 fixed security cameras, using both City and grant funds. Of the 54 cameras, 20 PTZs ( pan, tilt, and zoom) are installed throughout the neighborhoods of Old Town, Calvert Hills, and Lakeland, and are monitored by UMPD. Additionally, one CCTV and six PTZs have been […]

Wednesday March 28th, 2018 in Public Safety | 2 Comments »

Terps, before you leave for Spring Break, don’t forget to protect your shell (a.k.a residence)

Saturday March 17th, 2018 in Announcements, Public Safety | Comments Off on Terps, before you leave for Spring Break, don’t forget to protect your shell (a.k.a residence)

Council to Discuss Public Safety Report

Over the past year, the City engaged the consultant group the Police Foundation to assess the public safety situation in College Park and explore ways to improve it. The comprehensive review conducted by the Police Foundation assessment team consisted of examining the current contracts and memoranda of understanding for policing services in College Park; analyzing […]

Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Public Safety Report

Student Killed on Route 1 near UMD Entrance

Yesterday, at about 6:20 am, police officers were called to the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and Campus Drive for the report of a pedestrian collision. The victim was found in critical condition and transported to the hospital where she died a short time later. Police have identified the victim in today’s The victim is 18-year-old […]

Monday October 2nd, 2017 in Police, Public Safety, University of Maryland | Comments Off on Student Killed on Route 1 near UMD Entrance

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Today’s National Night Out

Today, more than 16,000 communities across the country will host National Night Out events on TODAY, Aug. 1 hoping to instill confidence in their community and promote crime prevention and safety. In north College Park, the National Night Out will take place at the all new Duvall Field plaza at 7 pm- 8:30 pm. Here […]

Tuesday August 1st, 2017 in Public Safety | Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons to Attend Today’s National Night Out

National Night Out, August 1, 7-8:30 pm, 2017

More than 16,000 communities across the country will host National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 1, hoping to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood friendship and send a message to criminals letting them know that their neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back. In North College Park, National Night Out will […]

Saturday July 22nd, 2017 in Announcements, Public Safety | 1 Comment »

Public Safety Town Hall Meetings

Tue, Jul 25, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, City Hall, 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD Thu, Jul 27, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park, MD Join the City in one of two Public Safety Town Hall Meetings lead by the Police Foundation. This meeting is located at Davis […]

Monday July 17th, 2017 in Announcements, Public Safety | Comments Off on Public Safety Town Hall Meetings