Category: Public Safety

Rockville Seeks Members for Community Policing Board

Community members are encouraged to apply to serve on the city’s newly established Community Policing Advisory Board. The board will provide 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 will also meet with

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Rockville Metro Pedestrian Bridge Repairs Underway

The pedestrian bridge linking Rockville Town Center and the Rockville Metro Station over Rockville Pike is expected to reopen late next summer following repairs. Metro closed the bridge June 17 due to safety concerns after glass panels in the bridge shattered.

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Watch Out for Poisonous Mushrooms and Vegetation in Rockville Parks

Mushrooms, including poisonous mushrooms, are ubiquitous to this area of Maryland, including many Rockville parks. Additionally, there are several plants with toxic roots, stems or fruits (including berries). Consumption of any plant or fungi from a local park can be dangerous or even fatal. City of Rockville code prohibits the

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Make No Smoking a Reality in Rockville

City to Join Great American SmokeoutNeed a date to stop smoking? How about Nov. 19? Rockville will take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 19 with a Mayor and Council proclamation to mark the day, and encourage smokers and vapers to drop the habit

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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

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Pride for Our Police Amid a Pandemic

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.

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