Hyattsville Police Department

Anatomy of an arrest: City officer nails trail assault suspect

June 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Here’s the good news: A man is in custody as a suspect in at least two of the six assaults and rapes that took place on and near the Northwest Branch Hiker-Biker Trail earlier this year. Arrested last month, Edwin Rivas, 24, was ordered held without bail for the January 28 [read more]

Police chief ushers in speed cameras

December 11, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Speed cameras will probably be installed in the city by March or April, depending on council actions and approval, says Police Chief Douglas Holland. At its December 5 meeting, city council members reviewed a proposal by Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., which has other [read more]

Hyattsville Police Department earns accreditation

December 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — The Hyattsville Police Department has been accredited – for the fifth time – by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. That means it satisfactorily completed a process of thorough agency-wide self-evaluation and an outside review by a team of [read more]

Newest city officer won police academy award

November 11, 2011

David Chanthavong, who recently joined Hyattsville’s police department, addressed the city council on October 24, soon after receiving the Outstanding Student Officer Award from the Prince George’s Community College Municipal Police Academy. I am 25 years old. I was born in Thailand but my [read more]

Police go to great heights for Special Olympics

September 1, 2011

BY BART LAWRENCE – Chief Douglas Holland of the Hyattsville Police Department (HPD) seems like an honest guy. So we have to believe him when he says, referring to the glazed pastry in his hand, “I think this is my first doughnut in five years.” Holland was outside a local Dunkin’ [read more]

City police officer is finalist for national award

May 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Detective Suzie Johnson of the Hyattsville Police Department is a finalist in America’s Most Wanted All-Star Award for 2011. Sponsored by the popular television program, the annual award honors the country’s first responders – the police officers, firefighters, and [read more]

Police address gang problem

April 10, 2011

BY KRYSTYN SCHMERBECK – “In the first hour of the day, teens [today] process more information than we processed in a whole day,” Cpl. Mike Rudinski said at a March 22 gang information meeting for Hyattsville residents. Recognizing this massive cultural shift is critical to understanding [read more]
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