City Offices, Facilities, and the Library and Computer Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

City Offices, Facilities, the Library and Computer Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting Thursday, November 24, through Sunday, November 27, 2022

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Takoma Park Direct Cash Assistance in-person application events on Wednesday, December 7, and Thursday, December 8

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Do Not Leave Your Car Running Unattended in Cold Weather

Although many of us would like to start our cars and have them warm by the time we slip into them for the drive to work, school, etc., it is not a good safety habit.  You cannot leave your vehicle running.  You must lock it up.  Leaving your car running leaves the perfect opportunity for it to be stolen.  Some criminals may “hang” around your neighborhood and watch you go out, start the car and go back in.  Easily taken.

Also, be careful at day-cares and schools.  Parents who are rushing to get their children inside may leave the car running to make it easier when they come back out.  There’s nothing easy about having your car stolen.  If you have acquired the habit of leaving your car running unattended, spare yourself and break it.

A criminal will select his target because it offers him the best opportunity to carry out his crime undetected and with the fewest number of obstacles in his way.  The more time having to spend stealing a car, the greater the chance of detection.  That’s why they take the easy route – it’s faster.  Don’t help them out!  Please, maintain good safety habits during the winter season.

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