Tuesday, March 4, 2014

H.E.A.R. Program

Press Release
Date: 03/04/2014
From: Sgt. Dyon Harper
Raytown Police Activates H.E.A.R. Program Due to Cold Temperature
Raytown, MO – The Raytown Police activated the H.E.A.R. Program Monday, March 3, 2014, in response to the extremely cold temperature. H.E.A.R. is the Health Emergency Assistance Registry, with the purpose of providing assistance to at-risk residents, who are registered in the program, during times of weather emergencies (including extreme temperatures, hot or cold, and storms.)
The service is free to qualifying Raytown residents, which could include the disabled, elderly and frail, or those relying on a health device powered by electricity.
During times of weather emergencies, including extreme temperatures and storms, the Raytown Police will activate the program. Department members will try to make contact with those registered in the program, either by phone or at their residence, to check their welfare and offer any assistance.

Anyone wishing to enroll in the H.E.A.R. Program must first complete an application. Applications may be obtained in person at Police Headquarters, by phone request at 816-737-6124, or online, at http://photos.raytownpolice.org/H.E.A.R.%20Brochure.pdf.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Holiday Safety Tips

Several recent events are good cause for Raytown Police to remind you of some basic safety tips in order to keep yourself and your family safe this holiday season:

Never leave your car running unattended, even if it’s “only for a minute!” Always lock your doors/windows, and take the car keys inside with you. A cold car is better than no car! (Note: In the last several weeks, six cars have been stolen while the owner left them to ‘warm up’ in the driveway. Only one has been recovered at this point.

Don’t leave any personal items or packages inside your vehicle when you park. Put them in the trunk or take them inside.

• Always be aware of your surroundings; walk in groups and stay in well-lit areas as much as possible. Let someone know your destination and ETA.

• Walk confidently, directly, and keep your head up. Don’t burden yourself with too many packages and avoid displaying expensive jewelry or items in public.

• If someone attempts to rob or carjack you, don’t resist and give up your property or car. No object is worth your life!

• When using an ATM, use a location you are familiar with and be mindful of other people in the area. Try to use a machine that is inside a bank.

Use timers at home to give the impression someone is home. Don’t leave presents in plain view of windows or doors. Don’t leave the packaging for expensive items at the curb for trash pickup. 

Trust your instincts and report suspicious activity immediately to police.

If you are the victim of any crime, always be sure to report it! Call 911 in an emergency or 816-737-6020 for a non-emergency.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Raytown Police Citizen's Academy Fall 2013

The Raytown Police Department will host a Citizen’s Academy each Wednesday beginning September 11 – October 30th. It will be held at Raytown HS in the Library from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The notice will go out to all Raytown School District residents in the Continuing Education booklet, mailed August 1st. Deadline to register is August 30th, with a limit of 20 students, first come first served. If you have any inquiries please call our Community Services Coordinator, Marilyn Fleming, at 737-6018.