Neighborhood Watch

Have you ever dialed 9-1-1 and gotten a busy signal or recording?

On Thursday, November 17, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., the College Park Neighborhood Watch Steering Committee will host a public forum to educate residents the 911 and Non-Emergency Call Dispatch System.

Please mark your calendar.

The forum will take place at the Council Chambers, City Hall (4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740)

Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications Center Staff will be on hand to discuss and answer residents’  concerns such as

 Why do I get a recording or a busy signal when I call 911?
 Why do the call takers ask so many questions?
 Why do they ask me what City/County I am in?
 Why does it take so long for the police to be dispatched?
 When should I dial 301-352-1200 instead of 911?
 What kind of training and certification do call takers have?
 What kind of quality assurance is in place for the call takers?

All are invited, and residents of College Park are urged to come!. For more information: Call 240-487-3570