Public Safety

The Town hires off-duty Montgomery County police officers to patrol town streets and parks.  The officers continuously travel along all town streets during their shifts.  They also provide foot patrols of town parks and pathways.  The officers' shifts include morning and evening rush hours so that they can provide entry restriction enforcement.  At other times, the officers enforce the town's speed limits and other traffic laws.

Area Crimes

For information on area crimes, view the weekly crime summaries on the Montgomery County Department of Police website or on Montgomery County updates both of these sites regularly.

Reporting Crimes

Please report all crimes or suspicious activity to the police at 301-279-8000. These reports result in increased police coverage in town. In any emergency situation, residents should always call 911.

In addition, please report incidents to the Town Office so that we can notify our off-duty Montgomery County police officers. Any information you can give to the police about criminal or suspicious activity in town will help to make us safer.

Fire Safety

Montgomery County has provided a list of fire safety tips. You are encouraged to download and print this sheet and keep it in a location where it can be easily referenced.