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Safe Shopper Tips

The Prince George’s County Police Department District VI Community Response Team wants to reduce crimes of opportunity at local area shopping centers.

By following the tips below, you can outsmart criminals and limit the opportunity for you to become a victim of crime this holiday season.

  • Carry cash/credit & debit cards deep in your pocket or in zipper pockets
  • Carry your wallets in your front pocket as opposed to the back pocket
  • Be aware of your surroundings when shopping in stores
  • Do not leave your purse unattended in the shopping cart
  • When in use, cover the account number on your credit/debit card with your hand and block the view when typing in your PIN
  • Make sure you lock your car when exiting the vehicle
  • Ensure your keys are accessible before exiting the store
  • Look around the parking area before exiting the vehicle
  • Lock the doors as soon as you enter the vehicle
  • Do not stop and talk to strangers in a parking lot/deck
  • Shop with a friend/family member - there is safety in numbers
  • ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings.
Call 911 For Emergencies or Crimes in Progress
Call 301-352-1200 for Non-emergencies
If you have information about recent crimes in Police District VI (Map), please contact the Prince George's County Police District VI Confidential Telephone Tip Line at (301) 931-3575 or email police_district6@co.pg.md.us

Nov 1 - Nominate Families for Christmas in April

Christmas in April is a non-denominational volunteer organization that repairs the homes of senior citizens who are either low-income and/or physically challenged so they may live in warmth, safety, and independence. After months of planning and preparation, Christmas in April culminates in a one day repair effort on the last Saturday in April.

For information about Christmas in April in Prince George's County, please see
http://www.christmasinaprilpg.org/FactSht.pdf and http://www.christmasinaprilpg.org

I regret the short notice, but if you can identify a deserving family, then please fill out this application form in full and send it directly to Christmas in April, so that it arrives by November 1, as described in the application form.

Please direct all questions to:

Christmas in April - Prince George's County
Executive Director: Mary Kucharski
Phone: 301/868-0937 Fax: 301/868-1053
e-mail: CinAPG@aol.com
website: www.christmasinaprilpg.org