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Park watch program

playgroundOur Park Watch Program encourages residents to act as the "eyes and ears" of the Park Police and report anything that appears suspicious. If you observe any suspicious person, activity, or situation in the park, please notify the Park Police immediately on 301-949-3010 (emergency number). To report routine maintenance issues such as trash dumping, broken equipment, grass cutting, etc., please call 301-670-8080.

Help us keep your parks safe and crime free. Together we can make a difference. For additional information call 301-949-8010 (non-emergency) or for general parks information call 301-495-2595. To schedule a presentation for your organization or community, contact Lt. Lauryn McNeill on 301-962-1646.

Suspicious events to watch for and report

  • Screaming, yelling, or fighting
  • Someone peering into parked cars
  • People in the park after hours (unless the park is designated for night-time activities)
  • People loitering in the park
  • The sound of breaking glass

Information needed when you call

  • What happened?
  • Where did it happen?
  • When did it happen?
  • Was anyone hurt?

Description of persons

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Clothing
  • Any unique characteristics to help identify suspects

Description of vehicles

  • License number/State
  • Make
  • Model
  • Color
  • Damage to vehicle
  • Direction of travel

Last page update: July 24, 2012