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Residential Programs
Neighborhood Watch Program
The Neighborhood Watch Program gives the residents of Rockville a feeling of ownership in the community and a better working relationship with their police department. Through this program we feel we can interact on a one-on-one relationship with the community to achieve our goal, which is a safer community and a better quality of life for all citizens of Rockville.

This program has generated a tremendous response from the community, and new Neighborhood Watch Groups are constantly forming.

Open Garage Door Program
The Rockville City Police Department has established an "Open Garage Door" program. Based upon police experience and current crime statistics, an open garage door with no vehicles in sight can be an advertisement to a potential burglar or thief that no one is home.

As part of our service to the community, the patrol officers working their assigned neighborhoods, monitor and note any homes which meet this criteria. The information is documented and forwarded to the Community Services Officer. A letter is then mailed to the homeowner / occupant explaining the program along with the date, time, location, discovering officer, and an offer of a free home security survey.

This program has been successful in building our neighborhood oriented policing efforts through cooperation and service to the community.

Operation Identification Equipment
Operation Identification has been proven effective in deterring burglary, and in returning recovered property to the owner. The department makes available engraving tools to anyone wishing to participate in the program. This service allows everyone the opportunity to reduce the likelihood that their homes will be burglarized.

Residential and Business Security Surveys
The security survey offers the opportunity for the department to assist the public in locating security weaknesses and identifying practical ways to correct them. Home and business security surveys are provided to any Rockville citizen upon request. Citizens find these surveys very informative.

Bob Rapport
Acting Chief of Police

2 W. Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850

Ph: 240-314-8900