BALTIMORE – Comcast was recognized this week as a Governor’s Crime Prevention Award recipient at a luncheon ceremony held at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie for its video titled "A Graduate’s Guide to Enjoying Your Stay in Ocean City, Md."
The video was produced in cooperation with the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) to advocate responsible decision-making and safe behavior among high school seniors considering a stay in Ocean City during the popular "senior week" celebrations that take place each year in June.
Comcast produced 500 DVDs of the safety-oriented video that were mailed to high schools across the mid-Atlantic region in advance of senior week. The video was also made available to Comcast digital cable customers along the eastern shores of Maryland and Delaware in the "Get Local" section of On Demand, where customers could access it free, anytime. The video enabled the OCPD to extend its reach to millions of area Comcast customers, amplifying the message of making safe and responsible choices in Maryland’s coastal resort community.
"With the support of Comcast, we were able to help reduce the potential for accidents and incidents during senior week by providing our officers with an additional tool for educating and protecting high school graduates and other visitors to Ocean City," said Chief Bernadette DiPino of the Ocean City Police Department.
"Comcast is heavily invested in building safe communities where we live and work," said Bruce Abbott, area vice president for Comcast. "We are excited to be chosen as a Governor’s Crime Prevention award winner for our support of the Ocean City Police Department in helping to protect its residents and guests."
Each year the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute, along with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, and the Maryland Crime Prevention Association present the Annual Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards. This year’s award recipients represented private citizens, community groups, government agencies, businesses, law enforcement
officers, and law enforcement agencies throughout Maryland, each of whom have made outstanding contributions to the furtherance of crime prevention programming.