Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Chief Ricucci Announces a New Program called Caring About Residents Everyday (CARE) - News Release

City of Takoma Park Police Department
* 7500 Maple Avenue * Takoma Park, Md 20912

For more information contact:
Public Information Officer (PIO)
Catherine Plevy, 301/891.7142 or 240/338.2901

March 1, 2011 (1:30 p.m.)

Chief Ronald A. Ricucci of the Takoma Park Police Department announces a new program called Caring About Residents Everyday (CARE). This program is directed at our residents who live alone with special needs, or just need to be checked on each day. The program is similar to a Sheriff’s Department program currently in Warren County, Virginia, which was in operation when I was Police Chief in Front Royal, Virginia. Recent weather events, Pepco outages and the urging of a City resident, Catherine Tunis, have led me to announce this program. Residents who need to be checked on will register with the Police Department. They will call us once each day between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. If they don’t call, we will call them. If they do not answer, we will send a patrol officer to check on their welfare. This program is to protect those in need and bring a sense of peace to those friends and relatives who care, but who are not close enough to check themselves. CARE is another way we can give back to the community and take care of those in need. Please contact Cpl. Cynthia Conrad at 301.891.7140 to register for this program.