The Public Safety committee involves joint efforts of the police and the Hillandale community to promote a proactive Neighborhood Watch. We encourage neighbors to attend our Hillandale Citizens Association meetings and to take advantage of the educational seminars the 3rd District headquarters offers. We hope to enhance neighborhood security, heighten the community's power of observation, mutual assistance and concern among neighbors.
Public Safety Goals and a Neighborhood Watch
The main objective of Neighborhood Watch is to reduce the incidence of crime. You can do your part:
- Raise your awareness through HCA Meetings, on-line resources and phone app alerts. HCA participates on Nextdoor, Hillandale-MD.org and Facebook.
- Attend training seminars given by the Community Service Office at MC Police 3D Headquarters in White Oak, 1002 Milestone Drive on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30PM in the Community Room.
- Report suspicious persons and activities to law enforcement.
- Post comments on Nextdoor to alert others to incidents. Over 700 Hillandale neighbors are currently signed up.
- Planning a trip? Stop your mail and newspapers or have someone pick them up.
- Get to know your neighbors! They can be your first line of defense.
Please report all suspicious incidents to your local police by dialing 911.
If something does not require an emergency response:
in Montgomery County dial 301-279-8000
in Prince Georges County dial 301-352-1200