County Attributes Reduction to Collaboration and Focus on Neighborhoods
Upper Marlboro, MD – On Thursday, January 2, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince George’s Police Department (PGPD) Chief Mark Magaw along with Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela S. Alsobrooks, and Sheriff Melvin C. High will announce county-wide crime rate reductions for 2013. They will be joined by Governor Martin O’Malley, Prince George’s Council Chair Mel Franklin, (D-District 9) and members of the Prince George’s County Council at the Wegmans grocery store in Largo, MD.
“We have seen a dramatic dip in crime that is unprecedented for Prince George’s County,” said Baker. “We credit this success to our incredible public safety officers and officials as well as our residents and citizens for being receptive and working with our community policing strategy. These indicators are not only impressive but, more importantly, they personify that Prince George’s County is indeed a safe place to live, work and invest.”
This event is being held at the Wegmans in Woodmore Town Centre to highlight the relationship between the reduction of crime and violence throughout the County following successful community policing practices of the Prince George’s Police Department (PGPD) and its positive impact on economic development. Additionally, Wegmans regularly hosts the PGPD District III Coffee Club meetings attended by residents and business representatives. PGPD District III saw the greatest reduction in crime amongst all County police districts with a 20% overall drop in 2013.
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III
Prince George’s Police Department (PGPD) Chief of Police Mark Magaw
Governor Martin O’Malley
State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks
Sheriff Melvin C. High
Prince George’s Council Chair Mel Franklin (D-District 9)
Announcement of Prince George’s County 2013 Crime Statistics
January 2, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
Woodmore Town Centre
Wegmans Café Area
9001 McHugh Dr,