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September 17 through 23 is Child Passenger Safety week.
On average, 2 children under 13 were killed and 319 were injured every day in 2015 while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, or vans.

Make sure your child is in the right seat every time. (NHTSA)

The safest place for all kids under 13 is in the back seat of the car. Make sure your child is in the right seat every time they travel in a
vehicle. For more information on the right seat see

Nearly 80% of car seats in Maryland are NOT correct. Is yours one of them? The Community Service Officer at the 3rd District Station can inspect/install your car seat. Please email: to make an appointment.  Visit to find a seat check near you.

Theft from Vehicles

As Montgomery County’s most common crime, take measures to help prevent theft from vehicles.  LOCK your cars and REMOVE valuables from the vehicle.  Even small items, such as change and chargers, can be a temptation for someone to break into your vehicle. 

If you see or hear suspicious activity, call the non-emergency number at



Montgomery County Police

3rd District Station

Community Service Office

Montgomery County Police 3rd District Community Services Officer’s (CSO’s) are sworn Police Officers that serve as the focal point for communication between the citizens and the police department and facilitate a cohesive and proactive approach to problem solving and community engagement. CSO’s perform a variety of crime prevention/community engagement strategies such as: 

• Attending Community Meetings (HOA Meetings, Church Meetings, PTA Meetings)

• Attend School Events (Career Day, Bully and Safety Presentations)

• Community Speaking Engagements (Coffee with a Cop, Senior Center, Library and Recreational Center Events)

• Community Event Participation (Public Safety Resource Table)

• Coordinating Neighborhood Watch Programs • Safety Presentations • Residential Home Security Surveys

• Commercial Security Surveys

• Providing Informational Handouts / Brochures

• Coordinating National Night Out

• Police Station Events

• Car Seat Installations

• Station Tours

• Boy and Girl Scout Events

This is not an all-encompassing list; please contact the CSO office by email with any questions or to request CSO services. Also, review our webpage for news and events. We look forward to hearing from you! 


 Community Room Rental

The 3rd District Station has a community room located in the lobby which can be reserved for use by community members.  The room can be rented from 9am - 9:30pm, and the seating capactiy is 45.  The rate for use is $15 an hour.  For more details and to reserve the room, please click here. The room is reserved through Active Montgomery, you will need an account, and the search for the community room will be found under "District 3".  Any further questions can be addressed by calling 240-777-2725.



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Montgomery County Department of Police · J. Thomas Manger, Chief
Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive · Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Non-emergency: 301.279.8000
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