Get to Know Rockville’s Cops with a House Blend and an Open House

Coffee with a Cop is Oct. 4; RCPD Open House is Oct. 14

October offers two opportunities to get to know the men and women who protect and serve Rockville.

Call it joe, java or jitter juice, the Rockville City Police Department will answer the call and join community members for National Coffee with a Cop Day from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Starbucks, 39 Maryland

Ave., in Rockville Town Square. Purchases during the event will receive a 10 percent discount.
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Fall Leaf Collection Begins in October

Area 1: Oct. 23-27; Nov. 27-Dec. 1; Area 2: Oct. 30-Nov. 3; Dec. 4-8; Area 3: Nov. 6-10; Dec. 11-15; Area 4: Nov. 13-17; Dec. 18-22; Area 5: Oct. 16-20; Nov. 20-24

Rockville will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs in two rounds, beginning Monday, Oct. 16. Rake leaves next to, but out of, the roadway and bike lanes, and away from parked vehicles. Leaves should be raked by 6 a.m. on the first day of their collection period, but no earlier than one week before the collection dates to avoid grass damage or fire hazards. Remove sticks and other objects from leaf piles. Avoid parking near leaf piles or other vehicles.

After the collection period ends, use biodegradable paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans (without plastic garbage bags) to set leaves out on your refuse and recycling collection day. Use alternative methods such as mulching or composting. Do not dump leaves, grass clippings or other yard waste into storm drains or streams.

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Meet a Rockville Employee: Tatum Walker

Tatum Walker

Tatum Walker, Rockville’s web and digital manager, has been on the job since June 5. In this edition of “Rockville Reports,” we’re introducing her to the community.

How would you broadly describe your job?
Improve the experience for everyone who connects with Rockville online, from the website,, through email marketing or social media, and find new ways to connect. Continue reading “Meet a Rockville Employee: Tatum Walker”

Ride On extRa Launches on MD 355 in October

Service Will Be Free in October

Ride On will launch a new, limited stop, higher-speed bus service on Route 355 beginning Oct. 2.

The new service, called Ride On extRa, will run every 10 minutes from 5:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-7:30 p.m., with 12 stops between the Medical Center Metro station in Bethesda and the Lakeforest Transit Center in Gaithersburg. New bus shelters and bus stop flag signs will identify Ride On extRa bus stops.
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