More than 90% of crime happening in North College Park and its surrounding area are related to car thefts and thefts from vehicle. Although vehicle thefts have dropped 14% in Prince George’s County this year, however much needs to be done.

The Prince George’s County Police Department is pleased to announce that the PGPD is receiving a dramatic 70% increase in grant funding for auto theft investigations.

On June 6, 2013, Captain Jason Johnson and Lieutenant Matthew Meterko attended an annual meeting with the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council. They successfully negotiated the significant increase in grant funding for fiscal year 2014. The additional $110,000 will cover overtime, equipment and a new analyst.