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Police contact information... Sligo Area

If you see a crime in progress, call 911.
When you see a problem- call 911 right away.
For fastest response, the magic words are "crime in progress."
Take note of details and try to be as specific as possible when you call.
Write down, if possible, what the individuals are doing, the exact location, the make and model of the car, physical features and attire of the people, and all other information you can gather.
Later or with suspcious situations,
call the police non-emergency number right away ,
and tell them you may have information pertinent to an earlier crime
301 279-8000
Outside of park. For non-emergency concerns, such as suspicious people or activities, call 301 279-8000.
In park... call the PARK POLICE: 301-949-3010
4th District Police
2300 Randolph Road
Wheaton, Maryland 20902
(240) 773-5500
If you have photos you can email the photos to Officer Hidayat
Or you can call ...
(240) 773-5500 .

Current contacts ....

Updated 13 August 2010
The new Fourth District Commander is Commander John Damskey,

Commander Damskey's aide for our matters is Deputy Commander Edward Harhai.

Soon there will be adding a new officer to handle all duties related to us. Her name is Lt. Laura Lanham.

Lt. Harhai sent the following message when we wrote about the concerns of people in cars casing the neighborhood.

Thank you. I will be passing this information on to our officers and to Lt. Laura Lanham who is expected to be on staff by the end of this month. Lt. Lanham will be the assigned responsibility for your great community and will be your direct point of contact for future relay of these important community concerns. I'll let you know for sure when she is here and settled in. In the meantime, thanks again for the information and the outstanding contributions you make on behalf of your community!

Followups ....

  1. Alert your Neighborhood Watch block captains and neighbors whenever an incident takes place. You can write to your Sligo Headwaters/Upper Sligo civic association neighbors at (To sign up for the e-mails, go to or email
  2. To drop off photos or other evidence, go to the Fourth District Police station at 2300 Randolph Road. You also can call the station: (240) 773-5500.
  3. If you want to send information to the police by e-mail, send this information to Officer Sharif Hidayat: You can also send photos or scanned notes to him.

more info...
On you can also click and have crime in your neighborhood emailed to you!
I just found a website called Crime Reports that shows you up to date [June
3 latest] crimes reported in our area and marked on a Google map. Shows a
lot of stuff we hadn't talked about in our meeting: a vehicle theft on
Nairn, assaults, burglaries, thefts [not sure the difference]. Even a sexual
assault of some sort on Amherst Ave. Amherst is a hotbed of activity,
according to this site.