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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Help M-NCPPC Shatter the Silence: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311



Help M-NCPPC Shatter the Silence: Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Riverdale, MD – This October, Maryland-National Capital Park Police goes ‘purple’ for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Over the past few years, the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County and Park Police have raised and donated thousands of dollars to the Prince George’s County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center (DVSAC). 

This year, M-NCPPC Park Police, Prince George’s County Division, is recognizing DVAM with a “Shatter the Silence” event. On October 30, a 5K Run/Walk/Bike will take place at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro. All donations and funds raised will go to DVSAC.

WHAT: "Shatter the Silence" on Domestic Violence 5K

WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

COST: FREE, registration required here.


About the Park Police

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George's County Division consists of 133 authorized sworn personnel, 33 civilian employees, and approximately 40 volunteers. Title 17, Subtitle 3, Land Use Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland provides the authority to enforce Maryland laws and local ordinances, as well as the rules and regulations specific to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). Learn more at


About the Department

The Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit and stay connected on FacebookTwitter, FlickrYouTube, and Instagram. The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services.


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