School Starts Tomorrow
PAPD would like to remind our citizens that school starts tomorrow. Also remember that when approaching a stopped school bus with activated flashing red lights, Maryland law requires that motorists traveling in the same direction as the bus to stop. The law also requires that motorists approaching the bus from the opposite direction must stop if there is no physical barrier, such as a median.
Traffic Safety Award
8 Easy Ways to Deter Home Burglars
PAPD Officers Honored
Princess Anne Police - Earn traffic safety award...
Four members of the Princess Anne Police Department were recognized at the 2015 Maryland Traffic Safety Specialist Awards Luncheon.
Officer Kara Meeks, Officer David Adams, Corporal Robert Smith and Chief Timothy Bozman were recognized as 2015 Traffic Safety Specialist award recipients at a ceremony in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on Sept. 23. The Traffic Safety Specialist designation is awarded by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, and the program is open to all police officers, deputy sheriffs and state troopers from all Maryland law enforcement agencies, and to certain federal law enforcement agencies.
TSS designations are awarded at three levels: TSS-I, TSS-II, and TSS-III, with each successive level reflecting increasing degrees of experience and specialized training in traffic safety. Levels II and III also require submission of a formal paper which must be reviewed and approved by the TSS Executive Committee.
Meeks, Adams and Bozman received TSS-I designations while Smith received TSS-II designation. (see full article)
Home burglaries typically aren't elaborate, well planned heists. Most of the time, burglars are simply looking for an easy mark: unlocked doors, empty houses, and valuables left in plain sight ripe for the picking.
While the most foolproof way to deter burglars is to invest in a home security system, often all you have to do to turn off a burglar's interests is to simply not make it easy to break in. That could be as simple as locking your doors, installing lights, and asking neighbors to pick up mail when you're not home.
We've identified eight of the easiest ways to make your home unattractive to burglars. They're either free or low cost, and often, just require simple, easy tweaks that don't take a lot of effort. Try out these ideas to make your home safer today.
Princess Anne cops honored for saving lives with Narcan
Feb. 21 on Beechwood Street where three people had injected heroin. While paramedics treated a patient in full cardiac arrest, Smith and Meeks administered Narcan to a second person who was unresponsive and barely breathing, Bozman said.
The first patient died, but the second survived, he said. The cases in Princess Anne are among eight overdose reversals through the use of Narcan in one month reported by the Somerset County Health Department. The medication can quickly restore the breathing of a person who has overdosed on heroin or prescription opioid pain medication. Anyone from a police officer to a family member or friend can administer Narcan to save a life from overdose. (see full article here...)
Operation Hang Up
Operation Hang Up
On April 30, 2015, the Princess Anne Police Department initiated operation “Hang Up”, a distracted driving enforcement initiative. This was in conjunction with NHTSA’s Distracted Driving Prevention Campaign for the month of April .
Along with the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack “X”; and with the support and funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office, this operation netted 21 Cell Phone violations and 3 miscellaneous violations in a 4 hour period. A total of 49 total violations were observed during this time frame. During this initiative officers were able to promote highway safety, as well as change behavior patterns through awareness and issuance of citations. It is through this initiative as well as similar initiatives that this agency continues the mission of the Maryland Highway Safety Office to work towards zero deaths on Maryland Highways.
The Princess Anne Police Department provides the service of Livescan Applicant fingerprinting to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 11am-2pm; with the exception of holidays. Fingerprint cards can no longer be processed by our agency. The Livescan Applicant Fingerprinting is a computer used to accurately obtain a criminal background check from the Central Justice Information System. Once fingerprints are obtained on the Livescan machine, images are immediately transmitted to CJIS, and results are emailed to the requesting agency; except in the cases of individual review. The Princess Anne Police Department does not conduct the criminal background investigation, nor will our agency receive the results. Appointments are recommended; and a complete application is required. Access to complete the application can be found at: https://www.dpscs.state.md.us/publicservs/docs/LiveScanPre-RegistrationApp.doc
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On 5-20-15, the Princess Anne Police Department was contacted by the Maryland State Police Apprehension Team and Gang Enforcement Unit in the area of 11941 Somerset Avenue in reference to serving an outstanding warrant on Bryan Maurice Robinson, 19, of Salisbury Maryland. PAPD began a follow up investigation to a previously reported attempted murder (shooting) that occurred on 5-5-15 at the Princess Anne Townhouses located on Pine Knoll Drive. The follow up investigation involved obtaining search and seizure warrants for an apartment and a vehicle registered to Jamell S. Stanley, 24, of Princess Anne Maryland. Both Robinson and Stanley were previously observed in the area of the apartment and in the vehicle where the warrants were being obtained for. Upon executing the search and seizure warrants the following items were seized: a handgun, a shotgun, approximately 10 pounds of marijuana, and $40,258.96 in US Currency. Stanley was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance-marijuana, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia, handgun in vehicle, possession of an unregistered rifle/shotgun, use of firearm in a felony crime. Stanley was seen by a District Court Commissioner who issued a $200,000.00 bond. Stanley was released into the custody of the Somerset County Detention Center. Investigation into the attempted murder is still ongoing.
Look Out For Buses
Look out for Buses
When a school bus stops, the flashing red lights go on and the stop sign flaps come out, drivers in BOTH directions are required to stop. This is the most dangerous time with children getting on or off the bus.
It is against the law to pass a stopped school bus with its flashing red lights activated and stop arm extended.
Drivers must be patient. There is simply no room for aggressive driving around a school bus.
PAPD in Technology
(PRINCESS ANNE, Md.)-In the wake of the events in Ferguson, Missouri there has been a great deal of tension between police officers and citizens nationwide.
In Somerset County, one police department is making an effort to improve communication between law enforcement and the surrounding community.
"If there is a serious crime where some sort of weapon has been used, a lot of times we will put a NIXLE alert out," said Princess Anne Police Chief
If you live in Princess Anne and would like to sign up for the new citizen notification service visit http://princessannepolice.com/nixleSignUp.html.
On 10-3-15, the Princess Anne Police Department responded to the Talons Square South apartment complex in reference to a home invasion / armed robbery. Investigation revealed that the suspects entered one of the apartments and demanded money and items from the victims. The suspects did display firearms; however no one was injured during the incident. The suspects are described as five black males, one wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, one wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, one wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, and one wearing a lighter colored hooded sweatshirt that may be approximately 5’8 to 5’9”. The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact PAPD at 410-651-1822 or Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776. Information can be anonymous and monetary rewards are possible for information that leads to an arrest.
Princess Anne Police Department - 11780 Beckford Ave, Princess Anne Maryland 21853 - 410.651.5516 office - 410.651.0027 fax