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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 Department Community Services Division Kirkwood/Oakland Neighborhood Watch

For over thirty years law enforcers and their civilian partners have been working together to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods around the country. Today with continued emphasis on crime reduction and the added task of fighting the war on terrorism, Neighborhood Watch is more important than ever. Throughout the country citizens are gathering as Neighborhood Watch groups to participate in proactive partnerships with their local law enforcement agencies. Many residents who are active in emergency preparedness such as CERT are also active in Neighborhood Watch. Traditionally a Neighborhood Watch group is led by a resident who is actively involved and dedicated to the safety and issues facing their neighborhood.

The process of organizing a Neighborhood Watch in your area consists of the following steps:

  1. Create awareness – among the neighbors or potential volunteers about a particular concern or general issue affecting the 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 Jim Cox, KPD Community Services Officer, at 314-822-5868 and advise him of the concerns and discuss planning a meeting.
  4. 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. Training – 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 Jim Cox at 314-822-5868 or coxjd@kirkwoodmo.org for further information.