Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 13 — The Rockville City Police Department is rolling out the welcome mat this fall and offering the community two opportunities to get to know the men and women who protect and serve Rockville.
New police Chief Victor Brito will welcome the community to an open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, featuring vehicle and equipment displays, A K-9 demonstration, a moon bounce, face painting, a DJ, pumpkin decorating, food, information booths, a visit by McGruff the Crime Dog, and the opportunity to meet city police offers. Officers will offer guided tours of the RCPD’s home in the old post office building at 2 W. Montgomery Ave. Free parking will be available in the parking garage at 77 S. Washington St., adjacent to the police station, and just two blocks away at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.
Coffee with a Cop
Officers will also join community members for National Coffee with a Cop Day from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Krispy Kreme in the Fallsgrove Village Center, 14919 Shady Grove Road. Officers will be on hand for informal one-on-one chats with community members – no formal speeches, no agendas and no distractions. Learn more about Coffee with a Cop at coffeewithacop.com.
For a look at last year’s RCPD open house, visit www.youtube.com/cityofrockville and search “RCPD Open House Recap.” For photos and video of past Coffee with a Cop events, search “coffee.”
The RCPD is committed to community policing. In July, the RCPD successfully completed an interim, web-based assessment of its accreditation, under a new four-part process by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. An independent reviewer examined 25 percent of the department’s accreditation standards and found full compliance with no issues or concerns. The RCPD received a full, four-year accreditation from CALEA in 2016.
Learn more about the RCPD at www.rockvillemd.gov/police.
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Director of Communication