As a municipal police department, we are held responsible for the safety and security of our community. We have an obligation to serve and protect our residents, our businesses, and the community at large. One of the department’s 3 Core Values is Community Collaboration, and it is this core value that is critical to our success as we honor our community by serving them in many different ways.
This past August, the ‘CAPPS’ program was introduced. ‘CAPPS’ is an acronym for Community and Police; Providing Solutions. This program has many different facets like following up on crisis intervention calls, directing suspects of non-violent crimes to programs that may change the direction of their lives, and providing help to members of our community in any reasonable way possible. We encourage officers to ‘think outside of the box’ when trying to help people and they are challenged to find other ways to serve our community.
We are adding another part to our CAPPS program which is being called ‘Silver Connections’. We will make at least 2 phone calls every week to members of our community who are living alone, or have special needs, to see if they are doing well and if they need any help. If the person we are calling does not answer their phone a police officer will be sent their home to check on them. If you want to get on our Silver Connections list or know someone that may want to be a part of this program, give Officer Aimee a call at 636-677-7727 extension 229.