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Category: Public Safety

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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Drive Wisely With These Tips for Winter Travel

February can bring some of the snowiest, iciest conditions to Rockville. Drive safely with these tips: Keep your vehicle well-maintained for the winter driving season:Check to see that the brakes, heating/cooling system, electrical system, engine, exhaust, tires, oil, lights, defrosters and wipers are working properly. Consider installing winter or snow

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RPAC Seeks Neighbors to Talk the Walk (and Walk the Talk)

The Rockville Pedestrian Advocacy Committee is a resident-led city committee that meets monthly to advocate for improving Rockville’s pedestrian environment, implementing the city’s Pedestrian Master Plan, raising pedestrian issues with city staff and increasing walkability in Rockville.

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Compliance Engine System Makes Rockville Safer

The Compliance Engine continues to improve fire safety in Rockville, with a 30% reduction in unwanted fire alarm and sprinkler activations citywide. The service allows oversight by Rockville’s fire marshal and Inspection Services Division of fire alarm, sprinkler, smoke control and commercial cooking extinguisher systems installed within commercial and multifamily

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Key Tips: Theft Prevention for Hyundai and Kia Owners

Thieves are exploiting a system flaw to steal Kia and Hyundai vehicles with 2011-2021 model years.   Thefts of these vehicles have been on the rise nationally and regionally, including in Rockville, following social media posts showing how to start these cars without a key by using a USB cable.  Owners

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Tips for Driving Safely in Town Center

The City of Rockville’s Traffic and Transportation Division offers the following tips for safe driving on Rockville Town Center’s newly redesigned roadway: Find more tips for safe driving, biking and walking under “Resources” at

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Building a Better Recreation Pool

Outdoor Rec Pool to Close Aug. 16 for Renovations The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center’s outdoor recreation pool will close on Friday, Aug. 16, to allow a comprehensive renovation and reconfiguration to begin. These will include improvements to accessibility, and

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Mayor for a Day, the Rockville Way

Rockville welcomed Callie Walker, winner of the “If I Were Mayor…” essay contest, in May. Walker, a fourth-grader at St. Mary’s School, was interviewed by Rockville 11 and visited the Rockville City Police Department, the Department of Public Works Equipment

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