December 12 and 19 – Cocoa with a Cop at Midnight Madness from 6pm to 9pm on Main Street – Enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate with your local police officers
December 19 – Know Your Limit – Market Space
In the last 24 hours Annapolis Police officers responded to 103 calls for service and arrested 3 people.
Burglary – 201900006051 – 00-99 Ford Circle – 12/10 from 4:30pm to 9:50pm: A door to the home was forced open and a handgun, a class ring, Bulova wristwatch and a brown briefcase were stolen from the home.
Cocoa with a Cop
Come and join us at Midnight Madness on Main Street. On 12/12 and 12/19 we will be outside between 6pm and 9pm to hand out free cups of hot chocolate to the community. Take a few minutes and get to know your local law enforcement team, even better let your kids know how approachable the police are, should they ever need help. Come sip Cocoa with a Cop!
Celebrate the Season Responsibly
Ahead of Christmas and New Year’s Eve the Annapolis Police Department is holding a Know Your Limit event on Thursday, 12/19, from 8pm to 12am at Market Space. Officers will be on foot near the Market House offering free breathalyzer tests. Volunteer participants will be asked if they feel safe to drive a car, and then blow into a portable breathalyzer. Participants will be told what their blood alcohol content is and given an educational card with information on alcohol consumption and options to get home safely.
No Citizen Fingerprinting
No citizen fingerprinting will be offered Monday, 12/23, and Monday, 12/30. Citizen fingerprinting will resume Monday, 01/06, at 6:30pm. Additionally, no citizen fingerprinting will be offered Monday, January 20.
Protect Yourself From Criminals with these Walking Safety Tips
Annapolis is a walking town. We walk to dinner, walk to the store, and walk the dog. Make sure you are walking safely, day and night.
Don’t be distracted. Don’t focus on your cell phone while walking, keep your head up and remain aware of your surroundings. If you wear headphones, keep the volume down so you can hear what is going on around you.
Stay in well-lit areas or carry a flashlight.
Stay in heavily traveled areas, or carry your cell phone close at hand to make an emergency call.
Know who to call if something doesn’t feel right, call 9-1-1 in an emergency, but you can also the non-emergency number for the Annapolis Police Department, 410-268-4141, it is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Walk like you own the place. By being confident and keeping your head up you show people that you’re paying attention to what’s going on.
Take a friend. If you can’t take a friend, let someone know where you’re going and when you should be back.
Carry a whistle or other noise maker. If you need help it will attract immediate attention and may scare a criminal off.
Don’t walk drunk. Drugs and alcohol affect your perception, reaction time, and judgment.
Don’t overload. Avoid having your hands full while walking, or be prepared to drop everything if you need to move quickly.
Help your neighbors walk safely at night by leaving on outside lights that illuminate sidewalks and other walkways. Consider motion activated lights that will turn on when people need them and also alert you that someone is outside your home.