Community Empowerment Policing
The City of District Heights and the District Heights Police Department offers a Community Empowered Policing strategy to the District Heights residents and businesses. District Heights Community Policing is a joint venture between the District Heights Police Department and the residents and business persons to promote mutual assistance among all of our community representatives and to provide increased safety and security within our neighborhoods.
Community Policing helps deter crime and disorder. This strategy has been proven to be an effective method among may to deter crime and disorder and to help residents and businesses feel safe.
To participate in our neighborhood Community Empowerment Policing initiative, please contact the City of District Heights Police Department on (301) 336-1400.
Community Policing reduces the incidence and fear of crime by:
- Increasing the awareness of neighborhood crime and disorder through a continuing public information program, including newsletters, flyers and community meetings
- Teaching residents, business persons, and visitors ways to secure their personal property, including providing information about security survey programs
- Developing a neighborhood action plan where neighbors become more aware of their neighborhood and help watch each other’s property
- Encouraging citizens to cooperate with the District Heights Police by reporting suspicious and criminal activity to the District Heights Police Department
- Participating in Monthly meetings
Community Policing Meetings
The District Heights Police Department conducts its community meetings once every other month, on the last Saturday of the months of January; March; May; July; September (No meeting November or December). Residents who have questions about the community policing meeting may call the police department on (301) 336-1400.
Senior Watch Awareness Program
Seniors, who are 70 years of age, may sign up to have District Heights Police Officers visit their home to check on their welfare on a weekly basis. Seniors must complete the short application or have a key person complete the form. Seniors in this program must live alone at this time. Interested residents may contact or visit the District Heights Police Department, located at 2000 Marbury Drive, District Heights, Maryland 20747. Also, residents may call (301) 336-1400.