Category: Public Safety

City Reinstates Face Covering Requirement Inside All City Buildings

Spike in COVID-19 Delta Variant Transmission Has Led to Concern Face coverings will be mandatory for all visitors to Rockville facilities, starting immediately, as the city continues its efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The requirement applies to all staff and visitors aged 2 and older, whatever their vaccination

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Mayor and Council Proclaim September as National Recovery Month

Events to be Held Monthlong for Rockville Goes Purple Campaign In their ongoing fight to bring awareness to the national impact of opioid addiction and signal hope for recovery, Rockville’s Mayor and Council proclaimed September as National Recovery Month at their Monday, Aug. 2 meeting. Lights at City Hall, the

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Celebrate the Fourth Without Fireworks

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate. The City of Rockville encourages you to do so safely and reminds residents that the private use and possession of fireworks, including sparklers, is illegal in Maryland and carries a $500 fine. Fireworks include firecrackers, skyrockets and Roman candles. Selling fireworks

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Meet a Rockville Employee: Cpl. Derrick Tibbs

Cpl. Derrick Tibbs, an eight-year veteran of the Rockville City Police Department affectionately known as “Officer Smiley,” is in his first year as the department’s community services officer after serving as a patrol officer for most of his career. He took over the role in October from longtime CSO Ken

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Annual Crime Report Shows Reductions Across All Major Categories

The Rockville City Police Department reported a decrease in violent crimes in 2020, in an annual crime report that analyzes the year’s crime statistics and details the department’s ongoing community policing mission. “Our nation continues to experience profound challenges in the law enforcement world,” Chief Victor V. Brito wrote in

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Help City Police Stop the Noise

Are You Exhausted by Loud Vehicles? Loud, noisy vehicles are a nuisance. The Rockville City Police Department is asking everyone to help stop noise from car meetups, racing and loud exhausts. It’s not only disruptive to neighborhoods, it’s also dangerous and illegal. RCPD has issued more than 250 warnings, citations

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Road Trip Driving Tip: Don’t Drive Distracted

While relaxed health restrictions and reopenings have people on the go again this summer and reaching out to reunite with friends and family, it’s important to remember not to reconnect using your phone while driving. Motorists caught talking or texting on a handheld phone while driving in Maryland face a

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Take Action for Energy Efficiency in October

Celebrate Energy Action Month in October and Energy Efficiency Day on Wednesday, Oct. 6 by doing your part to tackle climate change. Learn more about Energy Efficiency Day at And try these ideas during Energy Action Month to get

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