For Police Services Please Contact
FOR EMERGENCIES: 911
FOR NON-EMERGENCIES+: 301-352-1200
POLICE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES:
Town of Brentwood Administrative Office for General Questions, Vehicle Release, & Citation Information ONLY.
Other Inquires such as Code Enforcement
Yard Waste/Trash/Recycle Pick Up, Illegally Parked Cars &
For other local Government Inquiries contact
For inquiries regarding any issues, or complaints that fall under the jurisdiction of Prince George’s County, Dial 311
For Parents Leaving the Kids Home Alone. What are the rules/guidelines to follow when leaving kids home alone? The following is what is considered acceptable by child protective services.
Children aged 7 and under should not be left alone for any period of time.
Children ages 8-10 should not be left alone for more than three hours.
Children ages 11-13 should not be left alone for more than 12 hours.
Children ages 14-15 should not be left alone for more than 24 hours.
Children ages 16-17 may be left alone for over 24 hours with a plan in place concerning how to respond to an emergency.
Things to consider with babysitting services.
Children under age 11 should not provide childcare (babysitting)
Children age 11-15 who are placed in a childcare role are subject to the same time restrictions of being left alone as listed above.
Children ages 16-17 may be left alone for more than 24 hours with adequate adult backup supervision.
Tips for Parents Keeping Them Safe at Home
Have an area for emergency contact information and ensure the child knows where it is located.
Ensure they know how to call the police and what to expect when they call. Role-play it out.
Have an emergency escape plan in place and practice it several times per year.
Train them to keep the doors and windows locked at all times.
Discuss with them not to open the door to anyone you have not approved of.
Have set check-in times with them throughout the day to ensure they are safe.
Leave them a daily plan of activities/chores to keep them occupied.
Have basic rules posted they need to follow?