2017 National Night Out Events

The 2017 National Night Out annual observance will take place on Tuesday, August 1. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), is designed to generate neighborhood support and participation in crime prevention efforts and to enhance police and community relations. Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, many communities celebrate with a variety of events to help neighbors get to know one another and to build community spirit. This will be the 34th year of National Night Out observances that demonstrate a community’s commitment to keep their neighborhood free from crime.

The following communities have provided their respective itinerary of events to the Montgomery County Police Department as of 7/20/17:

1st District:

Open to the Public:

  1. Montgomery County Recreation Department Administrative Offices at 4010 Randolph Rd.; 7 – 9 p.m.

Community Events:

  1. Rockcrest/Rockland communities outside at 1106 Claggett Dr.; 6:30 – 9 p.m.
  2. Twinbrook Swimming Pool at 13027 Atlantic Ave.; 6 – 9 p.m.
  3. David Scull Community Center/Park at 1133 1st St.; 5 p.m. – no specified end time

2nd District:

Community Events:

  1. Lyttonsville/Rosemary Hills/Rock Creek communities – held at Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Center at 2450 Lyttonsville Rd.: approx. 6 – 8 p.m.
  2. Scotland community in Potomac at the intersection of Seven Locks Rd. and Scotland Dr.; approx. 6 – 8 p.m.
  3. Wyngate Elementary School at 9300 Wadsworth Dr.; 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

3rd District:

Open to the Public:

  1. East County Regional Services Center at 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd.; 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Community Events:

  1. Long Branch community at CASA Multicultural Center at 8151 15th Ave., Hyattsville; time TBD
  2. Forest Estates at General Getty Park at 10000 Woodland Dr.; 6 – 8 p.m.
  3. South Four Corners at South Four Corners Park (near the playground), 900 Forest Glen Rd.; 7 – 8 p.m.
  4. McKenney Hills / Carroll Knolls at McKenney Hills Park (end of Brunswick Ave. at park) 2515 Hayden Dr.; 6 – 9 p.m.
  5. Hillandale community at West Hillandale Swim Club at 915 Schindler Dr.; 5 – 7 p.m.
  6. Fairland Estates Civic Assoc.at 13600 block of Colefair Rd.; 5 – 7 p.m.
  7. Tanglewood Apartments Community Room at 9002 Manchester Rd.; 5 – 7 p.m.
  8. Sligo Branview community, location and time TBD

4th District:

Open to the Public:

  1. Olney Community at the Fair Hill Plaza shopping center – 18169 Town Center Dr. in the area of the Harris Teeter parking lot; 5 to 8 p.m.

Community Events:

  1. Bel Pre Community at the Mid-County Community Recreation Center 2004 Queensguard Rd.; 5 to 8 p.m.
  2. Northwood-Four Corners Civic Association, 11105 Foxglove Lane; 7 to 9 p.m.

5th District:

Community Events:

  1. Germantown Park near community pool, 18400 Cinnamon Drive; 5 – 7 p.m.
  2. Hamptons community near community pool, 19757 Crystal Rock Dr.; 5 – 7 p.m.
  3. Damascus Gardens near community pool, 9829 Bethesda Church Rd.; 6 – 8 p.m.

6th District:

Open to the Public:

  1. Upper County Community Recreation Center at 8201 Emory Grove Rd.; 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Community Events: 

  1. Walnut Hill community at Washington Grove Elementary School, 8712 Oakmont St.; 6 – 8 p.m.
  2. Saybrooke community at the community pool, 702 Saybrooke Oaks Blvd.; 6 – 10 p.m.
  3. Flower Hill community at 8100 Mountain Laurel Ln.; 6 – 9 p.m.
  4. Montgomery Meadows community at the Travis Park playground, 391 Travis Ave.; 5 – 9 p.m.
  5. Quince Orchard Park community, 500 Highland Ridge Ave,; 5 – 9 p.m.

Additional National Night Out events in the County have been coordinated with other area police departments serving Montgomery County.

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Media Advisory: 10th Annual Police Adventure Camp Graduation

WHAT:
The media is invited to attend the special graduation ceremony for the approximately 35 campers (3rd through 5th graders) who have participated in this week’s 10th Annual Police Adventure Camp.
The camp is a partnership between the Montgomery County Department of Police, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Linkages to Learning program. The young campers have had opportunities to learn more about the work of police officers, as well as participating in character-building activities, sports, crafts, and field trips.

WHEN:
Friday, June 30, 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Maryvale Elementary School                                                                                            1000 First Street, Rockville, MD 20850

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Montgomery County Police 1st District Holds 10th Annual Police Adventure Camp

2016 Adventure Campers with a K-9 team

Montgomery County Police (MCP) 1st District officers and civilian staff will hold their tenth annual Police Adventure Camp. The week-long camp, held this year from Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30, will take place at Maryvale Elementary School located at 1000 1st Street in Rockville.

The camp, serving approximately 35 campers, is a partnership between the police department, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Linkages to Learning program.

The day-camping experience will provide the 3rd- through 5th-grade campers with a unique opportunity to better understand the work of police officers, but also allow the campers to get to know some of the officers in supportive and mentoring roles. The campers will receive guidance in conflict resolution, team work and good-decision making.

Presentations will be provided by the 1st District Traffic Squad, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and members of the MCP Volunteer Section. The campers will also see demonstrations by MCP Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers and K-9 teams.

Camp attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Public Safety Headquarters and the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, as well as spend a day exploring Port Discovery in Baltimore.

Police Adventure Camp teaches young people that they can have a positive impact on their community, that their decisions matter, and that police care about them. During the camp, officers and non-sworn staff try to make a positive difference in the life of each child that attends the camp. The camp concludes with a special graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon.

The first annual Police Adventure Camp was held at Veirs Mill Elementary School in June of 2008. Since then, the camp program has been honored with a Maryland Governor’s Service Award and a National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award.

The Police Adventure Camp is a community effort and donations have been crucial to its success. The department would like to thank the McDonalds in Twinbrook, the Chick-fil-A in the Montrose Crossing Shopping Center in Rockville, Branded ’72 in Rockville, the Twinbrook Deli, Giuseppi’s Pizza Plus in Rockville and Jersey Mike’s in the Wintergreen Shopping Center in Rockville, for their generous donations.

NOTE: Members of the media are encouraged to cover this unique camp experience. Excellent coverage opportunities include:
*Monday, June 26, 2 p.m., for the SWAT presentation to the campers
*Wednesday, June 28, 10 a.m., for K-9 demonstrations.
*Friday, June 30 at 3 p.m. for the culminating graduation ceremony.
Please call the Public Information Office, 240-773-5030 (option 4) to coordinate your coverage of the camp.
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The Officer Noah Leotta Memorial Blood Drive To Be Held On May 31

Please join the Montgomery County Police Department in giving the gift of life by donating blood in honor of Officer Noah Leotta.

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DATE:

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

LOCATION:

Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, 20878
First floor conference room

HOURS:

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SIGN UP: *

Online (Click on Link) or Call  the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767

*All donors are urged to sign up so that the Red Cross can adequately staff the blood drive.

*Walk-in donors will be accepted but may have a longer wait time.

Note to MEDIA: The media is invited to attend.

Reminder: The MCPD – Autism/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Night Out Is This Friday, May 19

Note: The event will be held rain or shine! If need be, we will move the event inside to the Public Safety Training Academy (Note the new location of the Training Academy: 8751 Snouffer School Road in Gaithersburg).

This Friday, May 19, the Montgomery County Police Department, with the assistance of Autism Speaks, Pathfinders For Autism, and the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC) will host the fifth annual “Autism/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Night Out” at the new location of the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy in Gaithersburg (8751 Snouffer School Road).

The theme of this year’s event is, Introductions and Interactions, Building Empowerment. It is our goal that this safety fair will provide valuable information and resources to loved ones while also providing an opportunity for our officers to receive additional information from caregivers about these medical conditions.  We encourage attendees to introduce themselves and their loved ones to the officers, first responders, and community members at the event.  We plan on having a lot of fun!  There will be activities for the entire family.  Activities will include: meeting some of our canines and local therapy and medical assistance dogs, touring emergency vehicles to include police and fire and rescue vehicles, face painting, and listening to sensory-friendly music.

So that we can better plan, please let us know if you are coming to the event by signing up online. (Signing up ahead of time is not required but is appreciated as it helps us better plan the event!  Thank you!)

What

When

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Rain or Shine! If need be, we will move the event inside to the Public Safety Training Academy

Where

  • NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR! Public Safety Training Academy, 8751 Snouffer School Road, Gaithersburg

For Who

  • Caregivers, Parents, Loved Ones, and Community Members Who Want to Learn More About Autism and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Questions about the event?

  • Please contact Officer Laurie Reyes by email: laurie.reyes@montgomerycountymd.gov

To Sign Up Online:

  • Please click here
  • Signing up ahead of time is not required but is appreciated as it helps us better plan the event!  Thank you!

More Information about the Autism/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Outreach Unit:

The Montgomery County Police Department’s Autism/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Outreach Unit is committed to educating and bringing awareness of Alzheimer’s, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, and Down Syndrome to the community and to officers, while also providing resources to loved ones of those with one of these conditions.  The Autism/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Outreach Unit has created a layered approach to Autism and Intellectual Disabilities awareness, that includes education, outreach, follow up, empowerment, and response.

The department recognizes that caregivers of loved ones with these disorders have a huge responsibility and that understanding, support, and collaboration with local police officers is essential.

The Autism/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Outreach Unit web page can be reached by clicking here.

A preview of the t-shirt provided in the MCPD – Autism/IDD Safety Kit. The kits will be available at the event and are free.

These vehicle window clings will be handed out at the event. These window clings are intended to aid first responders in an emergency and also are meant to bring awareness of Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.