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Park Watch Program

Our Park Watch Program encourages residents to act as the “eyes and ears” of the Park Police and report anything that appears suspicious. If you observe any suspicious person, activity, or situation in the park, please notify the Park Police immediately at 301-949-8010. In the event of an emergency, call 911.  To report routine maintenance issues such as trash dumping, broken equipment, grass cutting, etc., please call Montgomery Parks Customer Service at 301-495-2595.

Playground at Kemp Mill Estates Local ParkLearn about the Park Watch Program

Help us keep your parks safe and crime free. Together we can make a difference. For additional information call 301-949-8010  or for general parks information call 301-495-2595. To schedule a presentation for your organization or community, contact Sgt. Trevin Sherard at 301-929-2703.

Suspicious events to watch for and report

  • Screaming, yelling, or fighting
  • Someone peering into parked cars
  • People in the park after hours (unless the park is designated for night-time activities)
  • People loitering in the park
  • The sound of breaking glass

Information needed when you call

  • What happened?
  • Where did it happen?
  • When did it happen?
  • Was anyone hurt?

Description of persons

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Clothing
  • Any unique characteristics to help identify suspects

Description of vehicles

  • License number/State
  • Make
  • Model
  • Color
  • Damage to vehicle
  • Direction of travel
Last Updated: July 11, 2022