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IS THERE A LITTLE ORANGE FLAG IN YOUR YARD?  OR MAYBE SOME ORANGE PAINT MARKINGS?

If there are flags or markings in or on your yard or near your yard, it means somebody – a neighbor or someone planning to do construction work near your yard – has called Missouri One Call Systems to have all nearby utilities located.  When someone is going to dig up the ground for any reason, they are required to locate utilities first.  The company that locates the utilities will come out and mark with paint all the utility locations in the vicinity so that whoever is digging will not dig up a utility line.  Now you can find out what’s going on simply and easily.

Missouri One-Call Systems (MOCS) has added a helpful feature to their Website – the ability to research utility-locating work by area.  “Ticket Search” gives the general public the ability to obtain information about utility-locate work being done in their area, who’s digging in a specific area, and what they are doing.  Users can search by ticket number, if they have one, or they can define the search using other criteria such as date, address, excavator name, etc.  Click here to go directly to the "Ticket Search" page.

Police

Bureau of Investigations

The Bureau of Investigation is supervised by Lt. Scott Bailey and includes Detectives, School Resource Officers, and Special Enforcement Group Officers. There are eight Detectives with one detached to the DEA, two School Resource Officers, and four Special Enforcement Group Officers, a group that includes a Sergeant. In addition to investigating offenses that occur within the Kirkwood/Oakland city limits, some detectives have dual roles, which include one Juvenile Officer, two Evidence Technicians, and a Public Information Officer.

During the investigation process, investigators interact with various agencies on the municipal, state, and federal levels. They are also responsible for processing crime scenes, including the preservation, collection, and transportation of evidence to the St. Louis County Lab, and application for warrants through the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Detectives also meet regularly with other agencies to exchange information about area crime problems, and they belong to various associations that enhance the exchange of information and discussion of investigative techniques.

The detectives are members of the Major Case Squad, which responds at the request of other agencies to investigate homicides. Each year, the Bureau offers training to area banks, large businesses, liquor license holders, .and other merchants as needed. Other special investigations include sting operations and liquor license investigations.

BAD CHECK FORM:
For anyone in Kirkwood or Oakland dealing with bad checks, please feel free to download, print, and use this form.