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GREENTREE FESTIVAL:
  We have wrapped up another Kirkwood Greentree Festival.  Please save the dates for the 2018 festival: September 14, 15, and 16, 2018 - in
KIRKWOOD PARK

The City and the Greentree Planning Committee would like to thank our 2017 Sponsors:
2017 Presenting Sponsor:
Kirkwood Electric

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital:
Main Stage Entertainment and
Shuttle Sponsor

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The Allen Brake Team:  Parade Sponsor

Vetta Sports:  Kids' Day Sponsor

Commerce Bank:  Arts & Crafts Sponsor

Kirkwood Home & Landscape/Julie's Garden Design: Parade Sponsor

Zisser Tire and Auto:  Kids' Day Sponsor

Stream Benefits Group:
Tennis Tournament Sponsor

Waterway Carwash: Lost Child/West Information Booth Sponsor

Aberdeen Heights: Folklife Sponsor

PJ's Tavern: Parade Sponsor

Combs Auto Service and Tire Center: Main Information Booth Sponsor

Glendale Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep:
Car Show Sponsor

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market:
Folklife Festival Sponsor

Sundown Landscape Contracting:
Party in the Park Sponsor

Tropical Moose: Kids' Day Sponsor

Planning Design Studio: Dog Show Sponsor

Pet Supplies Plus: Dog Show Sponsor

 

 

 

 

Police

Community Services and Programs

The Community Services Division is responsible for public information, crime prevention programs and safety education. Gary Baldridge is the Community Services Officer, and he is assisted by specially trained officers who handle specific programs.  You can reach Gary by email at: BaldriGA@kirkwoodmo.org.

Crime prevention programs include the Neighborhood Watch, coordination of the Kirkwood-Oakland Night Out, the Business Crime Watch, McGruff the Crime Dog, and Operation Identification. Community Services also updates a Crime Information Hotline, which provides residents with information on recent criminal activity..

As part of its educational outreach program, Community Services has displays at community events and in public buildings. Community Services also conducts safety programs, including assisting with bike rodeos, bicycle safety presentations and other safe driving topics.

The Community Services Division works to build cooperation with various Kirkwood clubs, neighborhood groups, and civic organizations. In addition, the division participates in professional associations of crime prevention practitioners and related fields at the local, state and national levels.


Following is a summary of several community service programs:

BICYCLE IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM
Bicycles will be engraved and given an identification sticker so they can be traced back to the Kirkwood Police Department in the event of theft. Call the Community Services Office to make an appointment.

FINGERPRINTS
Police officers will fingerprint Kirkwood-Oakland residents for job applications. Call ahead for an appointment. (314) 822-5858.

KIRKWOOD/OAKLAND CRUSADE AGAINST CRIME
The Kirkwood Crusade Against Crime is a group of volunteers working to educate the public about crime prevention and safety. The Crusade serves in an advisory capacity to the Kirkwood Police Department regarding the Neighborhood Watch activities.

KIRKWOOD/OAKLAND DAY OUT
Kirkwood has participated in the Night Out celebration since its inception.  Due to the high heat of August, however, KPD now hosts its annual "Day Out" program on the first Saturday in October at the Police Department. If you would like more information for your neighborhood, please contact the Community Services officer.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
If your neighborhood is not participating, contact Community Services Officer Gary Baldridge for more information on how to start a watch group. Watch groups receive newsletters throughout the year. Existing Neighborhood Watch groups may want to have a re-certification meeting to update residents.

OPERATION IDENTIFICATION ENGRAVERS
Operation Ident engravers are available for loan to residents to mark their driver's license number on property. Call ahead for an appointment: 314-822-5858.

SECURITY SURVEYS
Information on home and business security is available. Upon appointment, suggestions will be made for your specific situation at no cost. Click here for a PDF file of a Home Security Checklist.

SPEAKERS BUREAU

Speakers are available to talk to groups about a variety of topics.

TOURS

Kirkwood and Oakland Groups may make arrangements to tour the Police Department by contacting Community Services and setting up a date and time.

UNITED BUSINESS WATCH

Property protection and personal safety are examples of the training programs that include a manual and periodic newsletter.

For more information on any of the above programs please contact Community Service Office Gary Baldridge at, 314-822-5868 or at baldriga@kirkwoodmo.org.


POLICE EXPLORER POST 9131

As part of the Boy Scouts of America, the Explorers Post is open to both boys and girls between the ages of 14 (having completed 8th grade) and 20 years old.  The Explorers assist the Kirkwood Police with crime prevention programs, traffic details, and other events including: the McGruff Program, Bicycle Safety Awareness Day, Greentree Festival, 4th of July Freedom Festival, Police Pancake Supper, Kirkwood/Oakland "DAY OUT" and runs.  The Explorers work an average of 25 details yearly, which results in about 1500 hours of service to the City. For more information, contact Police Officer Gary Baldridge at 314-822-5868 or email him at baldriga@kirkwoodmo.org.