Published on: Saturday, January 16, 2021 News Alert

Police Chief’s Update on Security Preparedness


Over the last week, members of the city’s leadership and I have sent several messages regarding response to the unrest at the Capitol and security planning for the upcoming Presidential Inauguration. As I stated previously, there continue to be no direct threats to Takoma Park. Today we are in an all hands on deck posture, so you are going to see a high visibility presence in the city. The patrols will be in marked vehicles, unmarked vehicles, on foot, and other means. Special patrols are being conducted in our business districts and high profile sites in the city. Through this time and on Inauguration Day, an all hands on deck posture will be in place.

Our staff are on daily intelligence conference calls with our local, regional, and national law enforcement partners. Intelligence is being monitored in real-time.

We ask that all of our residents respect the orders put in place by officials in the District of Columbia and avoid all travel into the city. We also continue to ask that you all serve as our eyes and ears. If you see something suspicious, contact our dispatch center at 301.270.1100, or 911. Rest assured, we are doing all we can to provide security in Takoma Park and keep our city safe and secure.

We will continue to provide updates to the community throughout the week.