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Nov 22

University Park Police Safe Route to School Plan - Parent Reminders

Posted on November 22, 2019 at 12:24 PM by Harvey Baker

University Park Police Safe Route to School Plan – Parent reminders

We are approaching the holiday break for University Park Elementary School and it is a good time to remind parents that the University Park Police Safe Route to School Plan was developed in part with their input along with staff, elected officials, residence and public safety.  Our most critical goal of the plan is to ensure all children arrive safely to school.  While aspects of the plan have been supported, we are still observing far too many parents ignoring certain traffic control devices.  We recognize how hectic it can be trying to get children to school on time while not being late for work.  However, these parent reminders were developed to encourage your ongoing support, partnership and compliance with the University Park Police Safe Route to School Plan. 
1. When utilizing the drop off zone have your child exit your vehicle on the curbside.

2. Please utilize the crossing guard to cross Queens Chapel Road and Underwood St.

3. Follow the direction of the crossing guard and encourage your child to do the same.

4. Children learn what they see - do not jaywalk with your child.

5. Do not make a U-turn on Queens Chapel Road.

6. Do not park in the drop off zones.

7. Do not walk your child across the University Park Elementary School parking lot.

8. Please obey the posted speed limit.

9. Please come to a complete stop at all stop signs in University Park.

10. Let’s all do our part to make sure the students arrive safely for school.


          Nov 22

          Operation Grinch Initiative

          Posted on November 22, 2019 at 10:21 AM by Harvey Baker

          Thefts from autos are a widespread problem in the Washington Metropolitan region – especially, during the holiday season.  Very recently several thefts from autos occurred throughout Prince George’s County.   As such the University Park Police have initiated an “Operation Grinch” initiative to proactively prevent theft from autos in University Park.  During the holiday season,  you may notice a University Park Police Officer walking throughout the neighborhood checking for unlocked vehicles.  Once an unlocked vehicle is found the officer will then place a courtesy card inside of the vehicle and lock the door.  To date, unfortunately, we have located 55 vehicles left unlocked.  Each unlocked vehicle is an opportunity for a would-be thief/Grinch to spoil your holiday cheer.  Residents are encouraged to remove all valuables from their vehicles and lock the doors. 

          Remember to
          Keep it Safe, Keep it with you

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          Nov 15

          Results - DEA National Drug Take Back Day - October 26, 2019

          Posted on November 15, 2019 at 10:02 AM by Harvey Baker

          The University Park Police joined more than 4,000 public safety agencies nationwide in participating in the 18th DEA's National Drug Take Back Day on October 26th. During the event we took in nearly 60 lbs., of prescription drugs from 10-2 p.m. The surrendered medications was disposed of by DEA.   If you missed this event the next drug take back day will be held in April 2020. 

          Thanks to all who came out!