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First Park Police "Turkey Bowl" Big Success.

The Park Police held their first-ever “Turkey Bowl” at the Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center on November 19, 2015. The “Brainchild” of Officer Sabrina Pirtle who organized the event, the Turkey Bowl provided turkeys, stuffing, and canned goods for Thanksgiving dinner to almost 20 families. The children had a great time knocking pins down with Cornish hens and some parents even tried their hand at bowling.

Thanks to everyone from the Parks Department who donated and/or worked the event. There was great appreciation from the families. One Father said, “Wow, people just don’t do this anymore, thank you.” One mother was so overjoyed and appreciative that all she could do was cry. She said she just didn’t know what she was going to do this Thanksgiving before this event.

During the event, Officer Sabrina and the Community Center Director noticed a sad little boy. When asked what was wrong he said that he won’t get a turkey because his mom didn’t come.This little boy had come with a different family because his mom was at her second job. Of course, he went home with a turkey.

Again, thank you everyone for making this event one of the best.The Department of Parks Family was a blessing to many families this year.

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Park Police Receive “Click It or Ticket” Award.

On November 18, 2015, the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division, was awarded the 2015 Traffic Symposium Award for Second Runner-Up in the Montgomery County Police Department’s Municipal “Click It or Ticket” Challenge. Officer Heidi Greenleaf of this agency was recognized as the officer who issued the most citations for the Click It or Ticket Challenge for 2015!

Thank you to Officer Charles Spitzner and Officer Chris Gayle for attending the 2015 Traffic Symposium ceremony at the University Of Maryland, Shady Grove. It is through the coordinated hard work of each officer here at the Maryland-National Park Police, Montgomery County Division, that well-deserved recognition is given, and we as an agency provide our community with Traffic Law and safety information regarding seatbelts! Let’s continue the momentum in keeping our roadways and park system safe.

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Date of last update: November 20, 2015