Safety and Security

We are privileged to live in a safe and secure community, yet it is important to remain mindful of personal and community safety. The City of Rockville provides safety and security information and tips at the following links:

Pedestrian safety              www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?nid=337

Fire safety                       www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?nid=1357

Bicycle safety                   www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?NID=319

Crime Prevention Tips       www.rockvillemd.gov/police

 

Vehicle/Pedestrian/Community

  • Obey the Villages 15-mph speed limit!
  • If you see a speeder, if at all possible, record the license plate, day and time and call the Rockville City Police at 240.314.8900.
  • The Villages is a walk-friendly community. Drive slowly and stay aware of the many pedestrians (especially children and the elderly).
  • If walking in the dark, wear reflective clothing or apply reflector patches to clothing.
  • Deer live in and around the Villages. Drive slowly and cautiously, especially during dawn and dusk, when deer are foraging. If you see one deer, there are more close by.
  • Parents, review street safety rules with your children and warn them of the dangers of playing in the streets.
  • By law, Maryland prohibits the use of hand-held devices while driving. This applies to texting and cell phone usage.

 

Home/Personal

  • Lights are your friend. Use indoor light timers and exterior photo detector or motion sensor lights to illuminate your property and give the appearance that your home is occupied.
  • Use maximum-security deadbolt locks.
  • Keep all doors locked.
  • Arm your home’s alarm system.
  • If you suspect an intrusion, consider using the panic button on your vehicle’s remote control to trigger your car’s alarm.
  • If you will be out of town, ask your neighbors to retrieve newspapers and packages. Nothing screams unoccupied house more than newspapers collecting.
  • Place a working fire extinguisher in each level of your home.
  • Equip your home with a portable, foldable fire escape ladder.
  • Install and/or regularly test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Change the batteries twice each year when resetting clocks in spring and fall.