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Register Your Bicycle

Registering your bike with the Rockville City Police Department makes it more likely that it could be recovered if lost or stolen. Once registered, bike owners are given a small sticker to attach to the bike frame. To register your bike and receive a registration sticker, visit the Rockville City

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Drug Take Back Day: Drive Up, Drop Off Unwanted Medication

This article has been edited to reflect an additional day of the Drug Take Back event. The Rockville City Police Department offers safe, free and anonymous disposal of unwanted prescription drugs for National Drug Take Back Day, on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28.  In cooperation with the Drug

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Vision Zero Project Public Meetings Continue in April

Community members can learn about ongoing transportation safety improvement projects across Rockville as the city hosts public meetings this month.  The projects are part of the city’s Vision Zero Action Plan to eliminate traffic-related deaths and serious injuries. Visit the city’s online calendar, at, for details on how to

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RCPD’s Community Policing Shows Results as Crime Rates Decline

 The Rockville City Police Department’s commitment to community policing resulted in reduced crime rates for 2023, RCPD Chief Victor V. Brito told the Mayor and Council in presenting a crime report with data that contrasts with that of other municipalities across the country.  While criminality has risen locally, regionally and

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Speed Limit Reduction Coming to Veirs Mill Road

The State Highway Administration recently approved Rockville’s request for a speed limit reduction on a busy stretch of Veirs Mill Road in Twinbrook.  The speed limit will now be 35 mph, down from 40 mph, between Edmonston Drive and Twinbrook Parkway. The change makes the speed limit consistent with that

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City Now Issuing Citations Related to Wootton Parkway Speed Camera 

Rockville is now issuing citations for speeding vehicles captured by a speed camera on Wootton Parkway.  In a continuing effort to reduce the number of speeding vehicles in Rockville neighborhoods, the Rockville City Police Department deployed the speed monitoring system in late February in the 2500 block of Wootton Parkway,

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RCPD to Distribute Free Steering Wheel Locks

With vehicle theft rates on the rise, the Rockville City Police Department will give away a limited number of steering wheel locks from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the RCPD station, 2 W. Montgomery Ave. The free steering wheel locks, which can be used with all vehicle makes

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Spring Forward and Check Your Smoke Alarms

Clocks move forward an hour, this month, providing an extra hour of daylight in the evening. Daylight saving time begins 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10 — the ideal reminder for homeowners to do an annual check on smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Alarms and detectors are the best way

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Rockville Seeks Members for Community Policing Advisory Board

Community members are encouraged to apply to serve on the city’s Community Policing Advisory Board. The board provides recommendations to the Mayor and Council on how to support Rockville City Police Department programs, training, and professional development, and crime and safety initiatives. It also meets with police to discuss issues

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