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PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY: APRIL 30

The Kirkwood Police Department will sponsor another Drug Take-Back Day / collection event on April 30, 2016 Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal:  10am to 2pm.  All medications can be turned in at the Police Deparment, 131 West Madison.

If you cannot make that day or time, don't forget that the Kirkwood Police accept medications 24 hours a day at the police department building.  You can drop off your medications in the drop box pictured above, which is located in the PD lobby.  The box was designed and built by a local scout.

 Neighborhood Watch
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Kirkwood Police:  Kirkwood/Oakland Neighborhood Watch

For more than 30 years law enforcement has worked hand in hand with civilians to reduce crime and improve neighborhoods around the country. Traditionally a Neighborhood Watch group is led by a resident who is actively involved and dedicated to the safety and issues facing their neighborhood.

Want to organize a Neighborhood Watch group? Here's how: 

  1. Create Awareness. Talk to neighbors or potential volunteers about the particular concern or general issue affecting your neighborhood. Post signs requesting feedback.
  2. Organize volunteers. Get the word out and recruit volunteers who want to be involved with the core group. Choose a Block Captain and Co-Captain.
  3. Coordinate with Law Enforcement.  Contact Officer Gary Baldridge, Community Services Officer, at 314-822-5868. Advise him of the concerns and schedule a meeting.
  4. Meet. Identify concerns during the first meeting. Meeting attendees will address and prioritize specific concerns. Visualize your neighborhood in 10 years and develop an action plan.
  5. Train. Schedule meetings that include law enforcement that will help the citizens work together to protect themselves and their community.

Depending upon the level of neighbor participation, residents can request a Neighborhood Watch Eye on Crime Sign. The sign advises would-be criminals that your neighborhood has an active Watch Program with caring and informed citizens. Neighborhood Watch is run by the residents for the residents.

If interested please contact Officer Gary Baldridge at 314-822-5868 or baldriga@kirkwoodmo.org for further information.