Take the Police Chief Survey

Police Chief Survey IMAGECity Manager Rob DiSpirito is now engaged in the process of naming Rockville’s next police chief.

Please help him with this important task by answering a nine-questions survey at www.rockvillemd.gov/chiefsurvey or enclosed in the November issue of “Rockville Reports.” The deadline for response is Friday, Dec. 1. If you need this information translated, or in another format, please call 240-314-8613.

If you complete the postage-paid survey in November’s issue, please return it by Friday, Dec. 1.  (Responses to this survey are subject to the Maryland Public Information Act.)

Your voice matters, and will help the city manager make the best decision for Rockville.

Public Safety Awards Honor Rockville City Police Department Members

Officers and Dispatchers Recognized for Saving Lives
Public Safety Award winners photo.
The 28th Annual Rockville Public Safety Awards were held June 14 at Lakewood Country Club. Members of the Rockville City Police Department receiving citations were (L to R): Police Communications Operator Monique Michael, Cpl. Javier Baquero, Officer Kevin McBride, Officer Brandon Thomas, Officer Brian Van Fossen and Police Communications Operator Karl Nadler. Not pictured: Officer Seth Creel and Police Communications Operator Edwina Ritchie.

Eight members of the Rockville City Police Department were honored for their service to the community at the 28th annual Rockville Public Safety Awards on June 14 at Lakewood Country Club. Continue reading “Public Safety Awards Honor Rockville City Police Department Members”

Rockville Police to Take the Plunge for Special Olympics Maryland

RCPD to Plunge in Polar Bear Fundraiser for 8th Year
Polar Bear Plunge RCPD photo
Rockville police officers will be “freezin’ for a reason” on Friday, Jan. 27.

A team from the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) will take a dip in the chilly Chesapeake Bay to support Special Olympics Maryland, as part of the 21st Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge. Continue reading “Rockville Police to Take the Plunge for Special Olympics Maryland”

Tricks for a Safe and Happy Halloween

ghost-trick-or-treat-vector-clipartTrick-or-treaters take to Rockville neighborhoods on Monday, Oct. 31.

There are no set hours for trick-or-treating. The Rockville City Police Department urges drivers to be aware of extra pedestrians in neighborhoods. Homeowners should clear yards and sidewalks of obstacles, keep homes well-lit inside and out, and report any suspicious activity to police. City police offer these additional tips:

  • Kids should walk in groups and young children should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Set a safe walking route and a time for children to be home.
  • Costumes should be flame retardant and short enough to prevent trips and falls.
  • Carry flashlights or glow sticks and affix reflective strips to costumes and bags.
  • Remind children not to eat treats until they get home. Check all treats and throw out anything that is not factory-sealed.

Read our article on Rockville’s upcoming Halloween events.