November 6-17 - Thanksgiving Food Drive – 199 Taylor Avenue
December 3 – Cocoa with a Cop at the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival from 12pm to 5pm on the first block of West St
December 5 – Como Ayudo a Mi Hijo/How Do I Help My Child – Annapolis Middle
December 7, 14, and 21 – 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 13 – Neighborhood Safety Meeting – 199 Taylor Avenue
In the last 24 hours Annapolis Police officers responded to 128 calls for service and arrested 7 people.
Burglary – 201700004885 – 1000 block of Bay Ridge Av – 11/15 at 10pm to 11/16 at 10am: The door to the business was forced open and money was stolen.
Shots Fired – 201700004899 – Unit block of Clay St – 11/17 at 1:30am: Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area. Officers discovered two parked, unoccupied vehicles were struck by bullets as well as one occupied home. No one was injured.
No Shave November
Annapolis officers are retiring their razors and putting on polish during the month of November to support those touched by cancer. Chief Scott Baker has authorized officers and employees to let their hair grow or paint their fingernails blue in a way not normally permitted by our regulations. Participants donated at least $30 to the Rev. Callie Johnson Matthews Scholarship Fund, an Annapolis based charity. Employees not growing beards and the public are also encouraged to donate money to this important cause. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so directly to the Rev. Callie Johnson Matthews Scholarship Fund through this link http://www.revcalliecares.org/.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
The Annapolis Police Department will be accepting donations of food for a Thanksgiving Food Drive from 11/06 to 11/17. We will be providing Thanksgiving meals to local families and donating the remaining food to local school’s food pantries. We need 5# bags of potatoes, 2# bags of onions, jars of gravy, cans of cranberry sauce, cans of sweet potato, bags or boxes of stuffing, cans of cream of mushroom soup and french fried onions. Other items needed are boxed pastas and pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, soups and other canned meals, boxed macaroni and cheese, healthy snacks like breakfast bars and dried fruit, and baby food. Please check expiration dates, expired food will not be accepted. You can drop off donations any time at the police department at 199 Taylor Avenue.
Como Ayudo a Mi Hijo/How Do I Help My Child
On Tuesday, 12/05, at 6pm at Annapolis Middle School the Annapolis Police Department and Anne Arundel County Public Schools are sponsoring a meeting for the Latino Community. The meeting is designed to strengthen family relations and increase school involvement. During the presentation we will be encouraging families to involve their children in activities outside of the school. We are requesting community partners to attend and set up information tables. If you provide services in the community and would like a table please contact our Latino Liaison, Joe Hudson, at 410-858-0759 or email@example.com.
Neighborhood Safety Meeting
The next Neighborhood Safety meeting will be held, Wednesday, 12/13, from 6:30pm to 8pm at Annapolis Police Headquarters, 199 Taylor Avenue. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting. The topic for this meeting is an overview of the training our officers receive during the police academy and yearly in service training. We are seeking the public’s input on training. If you cannot attend you can view the meeting on our Facebook Page, live or at your convenience. If you would like to suggest training our officers should receive please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, we will also be going over the current crime trends in Annapolis. Food will be served so please RSVP to Corporal Amy Miguez at 410-268-9000 ext. 7261 or email@example.com.