Rockville Seeks Community Comments for Police Department Review

Wanted: Community’s Comments for Rockville City Police Department Re-Accreditation

The city of Rockville asks the community to offer comments about the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) at a public hearing, in writing or by phone, as part of the department’s reaccreditation process.

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., will arrive on Monday, March 16 to examine all aspects of the RCPD’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

The team will verify that the department meets the commission’s standards as part of a voluntary process to gain reaccreditation.

Rockville community members and RCPD personnel are invited to offer comments at a public information session from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 at Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive.

Those who cannot attend the public information session but would like to provide comments may do so by calling 240-314-8398 from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Comments by phone or at the hearing are limited to 10 minutes.

Written comments should be sent to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.

All comments must address the department’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. Copies of the standards are available at the police station at 2 W. Montgomery Ave.

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One Response to “Rockville Seeks Community Comments for Police Department Review”

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    On March 12, 2020 at 8:47 pm responded with... #

    During 2017, my smartphone was pickpocketed
    on the Ride-On 46 during the day. The black
    couple responsible got off the bus at the Mobil
    station next to Belby’s.
    A day or so later, I went to the Rockville Police
    HQ to offer some additional information, as MY
    PHONE HAD BEEN STOLEN. The woman behind
    the window was VERY busy, apparently handling
    dispatching AND other duties. While I waited to
    speak with someone, at least 4 Rockville cops
    were standing on the driveway out back, drinking
    coffee and shooting the breeze. None of them
    offered to speak with ME, the citizen at the window.
    Eventually, the poor woman in the dispatch booth
    had a moment to speak with me. Since she had no
    WHO WERE HANGING-OUT, all she did was pass me a phone # for me to call…WHICH I COULD NOT
    I left in disgust as nobody was interested in
    speaking with me IN PERSON!

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