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Abandoned Vehicle Removal

The Bladensburg Code prohibits the storage of unregistered or inoperative vehicles on private or public property. In the spirit of improving the image of our community, we ask the help of residents by removing old vehicles, trash, and debris from their property.

The Town of Bladensburg will assist residents in the removal of abandoned vehicles from private property free of charge.  Residents must give written authorization to remove the vehicle.  Contact Code Enforcement for assistance.

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Accident Reports

You may obtain a copy of an accident report in two ways:

(1) You may pick up a copy of the report in person twenty days after the date of the accident. It is recommended that you call prior to coming to the station, so a copy of the report may be prepared before you arrive. When you come to the Station, you must bring a check or money order for $10.00 made out to "Bladensburg Police"

(2) You may mail in a request along with a check or money order for $10.00 to the Bladensburg Police.  A copy of the report will be mailed to you. Requests for copies of Motor Vehicle Accident Reports should not be submitted until more than twenty days have elapsed since the date of the accident.

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Auto Steering Wheel lock Sale

Bladensburg Police offer an antitheft steering wheel lock for $10.00 ($5.00 for senior citizens).

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Automobile VIN Etching

 A vehicle identification number (VIN) is a unique number issued by an auto manufacturer to each car that it produces.  This number is required when registering a vehicle and appears in several places on your car, including the dashboard and driverís door panel. The VIN is also used by the police to identify stolen cars and locate registered owners.

 VIN etching involves the use of a stencil and glass etching paste to etch your carís vehicle identification number onto its windshield and windows. This makes your car less attractive to thieves. Why? Because it means that thieves will have to replace the glass (at considerable cost) before they can sell the stolen vehicle. Similarly, auto parts buyers will not want to buy parts that have identification numbers.

VIN etching is a service of the Maryland State Police by appointment.  Contact the Community Services Unit for additional information.

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Child Safety Seat Inspection

 Car seat inspections may be scheduled by calling the Community Services Unit. Please understand that there are a limited number of Police Officers who are trained in car seat installation and there may be a delay in obtaining an appointment.  Obtain a copy of Parents Guide to Buying and Using Booster Seats by clicking here

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Fingerprinting

This service is offered free of charge to Bladensburg residents and businessmen. Individuals must provide two forms of identification. By appointment only.

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Project Safe Child

Project ChildSafe, the nation's largest firearm safety education program, has encouraged millions of gun owners to practice safe and responsible firearm ownership and storage since it began distributing gun lock safety kits.

Project ChildSafe partners with governors, lieutenant governors, U.S. Attorneys, mayors and local law enforcement agencies across the country to distribute this massive number of safety kits.

Free firearm safety kits are available from the Bladensburg Police Department.

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Watch Your Car Program

The Watch Your Car Program is administered by the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council and is provided as a public service, FREE  of charge, to owners of vehicles registered in the State of Maryland.

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Operation ID

Operation I.D. is a program of property identification and inventory that works to protect your property.

The program involves marking and inventorying your property. Property marked conspicuously with your driver license number will not be readily resalable. Operation I.D. works even when your property is recovered and lets you identify it so it can be returned to you.

Use a property record form to inventory your valuable theft sensitive property. This form, which is part of the Operation Identification brochure, is available at the Community Services Unit. This record will document necessary information to give the police if your property is stolen.  Keep the form in a safe place where it can be referred to if necessary.

Contact the Community Services Unit for assistance.

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Residential Security Surveys

The Bladensburg Police Department offers a special service to residents - The Residential Security Survey.

At your request, an officer will come to your residence and evaluate the security of your entire home.  Every door and window will be checked for the type and quality of lock, the exterior of your home will be evaluated, and information will be provided on how to make your home safer.

For your free residential survey, please call the Community Services Unit.

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Safety Saturday Information Fair

During the summer months, the Bladensburg Police Department hosts community crime prevention events on  various weekends though out the town. Please contact the Community Services Unit for additional details.

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Vacation House Checks

When you are planning to be out of town or away from your home for a period of time you can come down to the Bladensburg Police Department and complete a vacation house check form.

The Bladensburg Police Department will periodically check your house and have your contact information in the office in case of an emergency.

DISCLAIMER: The vacation house check service does not guarantee that a burglary or other crime will not occur at the residence, and it is only intended to be a request for an officer to check the home periodically, based upon the availability of an officer.  No vacation checks while the homeowner is gone from the home are guaranteed.  No further police response or protection is being guaranteed by the vacation check other than the normal police service and protection, which is provided to the general public.

Consequently, it is recommended that you make every effort to safeguard against losses including securing of high value property, using proper locking devices, alarm systems, etc.

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