In keeping with the changing trends of modern day policing, the Park
Police Division has expanded its policing practices and includes the
problem-oriented policing philosophy. The Division developed "Operation
CARE" to address concerns of park patrons. Operation CARE is a
program designed to work in partnership with the community to solve
problems related to the park systems.
To be successful, the Park
Police relies on the community to help identify problems and implement
viable solutions. To initiate community contact, officers distribute Operation CARE literature and magnets to the residents who live near
M-NCPPC parks. Working as a team with local residents, the Park Police
are better able to provide effective and efficient customer service
to Prince George's County residents and park patrons.