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Tips and Numbers to Know if You Encounter a Wild Animal in Rockville

Following incidents with a rabid coyote Friday in the City of Rockville, the Rockville City Police Department has issued the following safety tips and emergency contacts in the event of an encounter with a wild animal.

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Managed Deer Hunt to Close Civic Center Park

Parts of Civic Center Park and Croydon Creek Nature Center will be closed for portions of November to January to allow a pilot archery deer-culling program to take place in the John Hayes Memorial Forest (852 Avery Road) and surrounding parkland.

The pilot will take place Nov. 21-29, Dec. 19-27 and Jan. 9-16.

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Pride for Our Police Amid a Pandemic

Honored with citations for their lifesaving acts and outstanding service to the community were (L to R, pictured with Chief Victor Brito, far left, and Deputy Chief Laura Lanham, far right) Jason Ng, Officer Jeremy Ziegler, Officer Ronnie Crowe and Cpl. Jonathan Lee. Not pictured: Cpl. Brandon Thomas.

COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the big celebration typically held in June, but that didn’t stop Rockville from honoring members of its police department during a small Public Safety Awards ceremony hosted by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 9 at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza.

Learn more at RockvilleReports.com/five-rockville-police-officers-honored-at-public-safety-awards.

Take-Back Day Offers a Way to Get Rid of Unwanted Medication

Rockville Police Offer Drive-Up and Drop-Off Collection

The Rockville City Police Department is offering a safe, free and anonymous way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 24.

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Coffee (and Doughnuts) with a Cop

The Rockville City Police Department invites community members for National Coffee with a Cop Day from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Krispy Kreme in the Fallsgrove Village Center, 14919 Shady Grove Road. Face coverings must be worn upon entry.

Chief Victor Brito, RCPD commanders and officers will be on hand for informal one-on-one real conversations with community members.

Coffee with a Cop helps to break down barriers between police officers and the community they serve in a casual atmosphere where residents can sit with officers, ask questions and share what’s on their mind.

As part of its community policing mission, the RCPD strives to get to know community members, build trust, and discover mutual goals with the Rockville community the department serves.

New Sidewalks for Walking into Walktober

Two projects completed in the summer added sidewalks to busy roads in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

One project installed approximately 1,700 linear feet of 5-foot-wide sidewalk, including some pervious concrete for stormwater management, to the southside of Southlawn Lane between Lofstrand Lane and East Gude Drive. Constructed at a cost of $760,000, it also includes curb and gutter, storm drain inlets and pipe, and new trees.

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Flashing Beacons and Adjusted Signals Provide Safer Crossings for the Community

The city’s Department of Public Works installed flashing beacons at the intersection of Great Falls Road and Monument Avenue in August, to provide a safer crossing for schoolchildren and community members along a heavily traveled road.

The pedestrian-activated flashing beacons accompany new concrete pedestrian ramps at the key crossing for children walking to and from Julius West Middle School.

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ParkMobile to Provide for Contactless Parking Payments in Rockville

Replaces MobileNOW! App, Which Stopped Operating in May

Motorists will be able to use the ParkMobile app to pay for parking at the more than 500 publicly metered spaces throughout the City of Rockville, beginning this month.

ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., is an option for paying for parking at over 21,000 spaces in in Montgomery County, as well as in Washington, D.C.; Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia; and over 400 cities across the U.S.

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Rockville Goes Purple in September with Events to Raise Opioid Addiction Awareness

Campaign Aims to Reduce Stigma of Addiction

September is National Recovery Month, and the city will hold several events as part of Rockville Goes Purple, a continuing campaign to shine a spotlight on the impact of opioid addiction and educate the community about the epidemic.

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COVID-19: Making Your Safety Our Priority

Montgomery County remains in the second of three reopening phases, as of late August, with reopening guidelines limiting office use and encouraging telework.

With these guidelines in mind, the city is not able to welcome visitors back to City Hall or many city facilities, and no definitive date for reopening can be established at this time.

Information about the city’s response to the pandemic is available at www.rockvillemd.gov, on social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Nextdoor), and on Rockville 11 (channel 11 on county cable). Visit mailchi.mp/rockvillemd/covid19updates to sign up for city’s email newsletter featuring city, state and county news about COVID-19. For general inquiries about city operations, call 240-314-5000.

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