Access to the latest in law enforcement practices, via interfacing with other accredited agencies
A method of executing daily agency operations under a professional format
Better community understanding and support
Better coordination with neighboring agencies and various components of the criminal justice system
Continued planning, programming, and development
Nationwide recognition of professional excellence
Pride, satisfaction and confidence, in the agency and confidence that comes with success
Proactive management and information systems to give feedback on policies and procedures
State and local government confidence in the agency
State of the art impartial guidelines for evaluation and change
What is accreditation?
A process where state and local law enforcement agencies can demonstrate voluntarily that they comply with national standards which are an indication of professional excellence.
Can a non-resident drop off an animal to the Greenbelt Shelter?
We only take animals from the city because we are such a small shelter and tax payer funded. So priority goes to Greenbelt residents.
How much does it cost to adopt an animal from the Greenbelt Shelter?
It is $125 for a dog adoption (S/N, HW tested, rabies and distemper).
It is $75 for a cat (S/N, FIV/FELUK tested, rabies and distemper).
How old must I be to volunteer at the Greenbelt Shelter/Animal Control?
As of now, we only take volunteers 18 years and older.
I keep calling the Greenbelt Animal Control office and no one is answering, what should I do?
We have 3 employees and are unable to man the phones all day. There are instructions to call the Police Department non-emergency number if you need immediate service.
What are the Greenbelt Animal Control's hours?
Who does the Greenbelt Animal Control service?
We are tax payer funded and therefore only service the City of Greenbelt. There are a few municipalities that also have their own animal control. Bowie, Laurel, New Carolton and College Park; all other areas are covered by PG county (unless they are located outside of the county).
Will the Greenbelt Animal Control pick up a deceased animal?
Yes, the Greenbelt Animal Control will pick up deceased animals. Should you want your animal cremated, arrangements must be made with a crematorium, we do not make the arrangements.
Automated Speed Enforcement
How can I contest my citation?
Citations can be contested in Maryland District Court. Details are included on the back of the citation notice or by calling the customer service line at (443) 749 – 8835.
How do I obtain a VR119 (flag release) for my vehicle?
Once you have paid your citation(s) with the City of Greenbelt you may obtain a flag release by calling the customer service line at (443) 749 – 8835 to request a mailed copy.
If you are at the MVA you may call customer service and a copy of the flag release can be faxed over to its office. MVA will only accept a fax copy for the customer service center.
How does the automated speed enforcement program work?
Automated speed enforcement systems are comprised of a speed measurement device, camera, and a computer. Speed measuring devices identify motorists traveling 12mph or more over the posted speed limit. Cameras capture license plate images of violations and computers record all of the relevant data associated with the violation.
When a speed violation occurs, the automated speed enforcement equipment records:
The speed of the vehicle
I was not the driver of the vehicle. How do I Transfer Liability?
Liability for citations ultimately rests with the registered owner.
The individual or company named on the citation must write a sworn letter to the District Court stating that he/she was not operating the vehicle at the time of the violation, along with any corroborating evidence that supports your statement and representations that you were not operating the vehicle at the time of the violation.
What if my license plate or vehicle was stolen?
A copy of the police report or documentation from MVA listing date of cancellation of stolen items must be mailed to the City of Greenbelt Automated Speed P. O. Box 5046 Hagerstown, MD 21741.
What if the registered owner of the vehicle is deceased?
Citations assigned to the vehicle of a now deceased registered owner maybe dismissed upon receipt of the following documentation:
For violations issued prior to the date of death: A copy of the death certificate of the registered owner.
For violations issued after the date of death: A copy of the receipt of cancellation from MVA.
The individual will be notified as to the status of the citation(s) in question.
What is the fine for a violation?
The fine for a speed violation is $40.
What will happen if I do not pay the fine?
Unpaid citations are subjected to additional consequences, including vehicle registration non-renewal or suspension
Where do I call if I have a question about the speed camera program?
Contact Greenbelt program customer line at (443) 749 – 8835.
Where is the citation sent? How long after the violation is it sent?
The citation is mailed to the address of the vehicle’s registered owner that is obtained from Maryland Vehicle Administration (MVA). The citation is required by law to be mailed within 14 days of the violation for instate license plates and 30 days for out of state plates.
Who is responsible for paying the citation?
The citation is issued to the registered owner of the vehicle, similar to a parking ticket. The registered owner is the responsible party who must ensure the fine is paid or request a court date.
Will points be assed against my license for a citation?
The citation is considered a civil penalty therefore No points will be assessed against your driver’s license.
Do you have to be a member or can anyone come to the pool?
You do not have to be a member to use the facility. You just come and pay the daily admission charge. During weekends in the summer, admission is limited to Greenbelt residents and pass holders and their guests.
How come Greenbelt Road isn't considered a Greenbelt address?
There are several residential complexes which have a Greenbelt Address, but the owners of the facilities do not pay City taxes and are therefore not considered Greenbelt residents. These complexes include The Hanover, Chelsea Woods and the Gates at Cipriano.
How many paying guests can I bring to the pool?
Each resident can bring up to 3 paying guests.
Is admission for the whole building or can I just pay for the area I want to use?
Admission is for the entire building, we cannot regulate people a who just want to use one part of the facility.
What's required for proof of residency?
A state Issued photo ID or current lease or mortgage showing a valid Greenbelt address.
Who is considered a Greenbelt resident?
Greenbelt resident are those residing within the corporate limits of Greenbelt who pay City taxes and are entitled to vote in City elections. Greenbelt Road and 6999-7699 Hanover Parkway are not considered Greenbelt.
Refuse & Recycling
Can I get a new recycling bin?
If the City of Greenbelt directly services your home for trash and recycling, you are provided one recycling bin. Call 301-474-8308 if you need a new one.
If the City of Greenbelt does not service you directly, you can still pick up a recycling bin at the Public Works building located at 555 Crescent Road at a cost (currently $8 and subject to change).
Do my refuse containers require lids?
Residents are reminded that all trash containers must be equipped with a tightly fitting lid. All trash must also be in a tied bag before being placed in a trash can (city code, section 17-42, 43).
May I take items directly to the landfill?
Prince George's County offers residents the opportunity to dispose of refuse and special trash at the Brown Station Road Landfill in Upper Marlboro at no charge. Household hazardous waste and electronics for recycling may also be taken here. You must be able to show proof of residency in Prince George's County. For further information, hours and days, call the Brown Station Landfill at 301-883-5045.
What do I do with my old computer and electronic equipment?
The City of Greenbelt holds quarterly electronics recycling events where you can recycle all of your old computer equipment, televisions, electronics, game systems, and more.
What time should I have my trash and recycling out?
The collectors begin their routes at 7 a.m. each morning. Make sure you have your bin and all your mixed paper set out for collection before 7 a.m.
On Code Red days, your refuse and recycling should be set out by 6am.
Where are the 24 hour recycling centers and what can I recycle there?
The City of Greenbelt provides two self service, 24-hour recycling centers. One is located off of the parking lot to Buddy Attick Park, 555 Crescent Road and the other off of Hanover Parkway across from the Dog Park. Visit our Recycling Centers page for more information.
Where can I recycle fluorescent bulbs?
You may bring your CFLs to IKEA at:
10100 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD 20740
They can be contacted at (888) 888-4532
Where do I get paper yard waste bags?
Local grocery and hardware stores carry paper yard waste bags.