The "Park Watch" program is similar to "neighborhood watch" but in the parks. Volunteers provide park visitors with information, education, first aid and emergency medical services. PPVA Volunteers are also additional "eyes & ears" for the Park Police in the P.G.County park system.
Park and Trail Safety Tips Download the Trail_Safety_Tips.doc
If at all possible walk or jog in pairs If out by yourself let someone know where you will be and when you should be back Carry a cell phone - program the Park Police Emergency number into the phone Report any suspicious activity to the police Stay alert, be observant about your surroundings Carry mace Carry a whistle Wear bright or reflective material Don't wear headphones (Most of all if you do keep at a low volume.) Know you location at all times (Cross streets, mile markers, land marks, etc.) Stay on the trail or paths If riding a bicycle, wear a helmet Maintain a safe speed while riding on the trails Let walkers or joggers know that you are passing on their left Don't stop and sit on the trail Park Police Emergency 301-459-3232 Park Police Dispatch 301-459-9088
Park Watch Volunteers are requested to fill out the "Park Watch Report" after service and
email the report as an attachment to the Park Watch Leader
Download the Park Watch Report form.
Download the Standard Operating Proceedures document.
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