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Programs Offered

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The following programs are offered to the community free of charge by the Greenbelt Police. For more information, please contact the Crime Prevention/Community Relations Unit at 240-542-2116. See below for descriptions of programs for Civic Organizations & Community Groups, for Adults, and for Children.

Civic Organizations & Community Groups

Neighborhood Watch Training
Presentations will be given on how to start / maintain a neighborhood watch program in your neighborhood. The officer will become your liaison between your group and the Greenbelt Police Department and will continue to update members of crime trends in your community and provides suggestions to reduce crime in your area.

Attendance at Civic Meetings
An officer will attend civic meetings to provide crime prevention tips, address community concerns, and present up to date information concerning your Greenbelt Police Department.

Have a Greenbelt Police Cruiser at Your Next Event
The department will provide, when and if available, a marked police cruiser at your event, parade, or any other activity.

Have a Community Breakfast at the Greenbelt Police Department
This program is available to civic organizations, church groups, merchants, and other groups who would like to share ideas and concerns, or would just like to get to know the members of their Greenbelt Police Department.

Secure-the-Call Program
This program provides 9-1-1 and #77 (traffic emergency) only cell phones to the Greenbelt Police Department for distribution to the community. Secure-the-Call is a Greenbelt based non-profit volunteer organization that refurbishes donated phones for 9-1-1 use only. They are then provided free of charge to victims of domestic violence, senior citizens, or any person with a disability to obtain emergency assistance.

Contact Jackie Curley at 240-542-2106 for more information, or to donate your old cell phones and chargers.

Programs for Adults

Building Tours
Building tours can be arranged for a behind the scenes look at how the department operates on a daily basis. The program length is approximately one to one and a half hours.

Crime Prevention Seminars
Adults will learn how to protect themselves and their property from being victimized by crime. The program length is approximately 30 minutes to one hour.

Senior Citizen Safety
Seniors will learn crime prevention tips geared towards specials concerns of senior citizens. The program length is 30 minutes to one hour.

Home Security Surveys
Have your home inspected by an officer certified in home security. The officer will show you how to target harden your home to make it less attractive to criminals.

Safety Seat Installations
Have your safety seat / child restraint inspected and/or installed by a trained, certified child restraint installer. Call to make an appointment.

Programs for Children

Bicycle Safety Programs
Children of all ages learn about bicycle safety tips, riding skills, and helmet laws. The program length is approximately one to one and a half hours.

Officer Friendly Presentation
Children of all ages learn about the responsibilities of a police officer and his/her functions in the community. The program also focuses on strangers, 9-1-1, seat belts, school buses, and gun safety. The program length is approximately 30 minutes to one hour.

Holiday Safety Programs
Children of all ages learn different safety tips to be used throughout the year. The program length is between 30 minutes and one hour.

Boy Scout/Girl Scout
Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, Cub Scouts, and other youth organizations will receive training and education towards various badge advancements. The program length is approximately one to one and a half hours.

RadKid Program
he RadKid Program is a comprehensive, foundational safety education program for children aged 5-7 and 8-11 that focuses on seven core areas, including:

  • Home safety
  • Out-and-about safety
  • Personal safety (including good, bad, and uncomfortable touch)
  • School safety
  • Self-realization of personal power
  • Stranger tricks (including physical defense against abduction)
  • Vehicle safety