Archive for category Public Notices
For Release: 08-08-17
Prepared By: Captain Dyon Harper
Police Release Tutorial of Many Crime Information Sources
Raytown, MO – Raytown Police released a video tutorial today, 08-08-17, which explains the many methods, which have been in place for years, that citizens and business people alike can learn about crime in the city. The video may be viewed at https://youtu.be/rnkDp8j1vh0. The video lists sources of crime information, including:
- RPD News Room (https://piorpd.wordpress.com/)-the daily blotter in which synopses of all Incident Reports are published by the Records Unit on business days, as well as press releases and public notices as needed. Subscribe once and receive instant updates as they are made.
- Community Crime Map (https://communitycrimemap.com/)-the crime map, which has been available since 2010, is updated every day. Subscribe once to receive crime in the selected area.
- Raytown Police website (http://www.raytownpolice.org/)
- Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RaytownPolice/)
- Twitter (https://twitter.com/RaytownPD)
The simplest way to ask a question is to click the “Contact Us” button on the Raytown Police website. Although sites are not monitored 24/7, all incoming questions and messages are reviewed daily. All of the above resources have a way for anyone to ask a question or request information.
For Release: 07/25/2017
Prepared By: Capt. Dyon Harper
Raytown Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy to Begin August 2017
Raytown, MO – Chief Jim Lynch of the Raytown Police Department is pleased to announce the Raytown Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy will be held this fall on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, from August 30 through November 1, 2017 in the Raytown Mid-Continent Public Library’s Meeting Room.
The Raytown Citizens Police Academy, which has been held in the fall since 2012, offers citizens the opportunity to learn more about the operations of the Raytown Police Department during the 10 week, two and a half hour sessions on Wednesday nights. Topics presented include, but are not limited to, Crime Awareness, Crisis Negotiations, Role Playing in Traffic Stop Scenarios, Patrol Operations, Gangs and Narcotics, and SWAT. The instructors for each course are the police officers and civilians that actually perform the work. All applicants must pass a background check before acceptance.
Prior registration is required by signing up at the library’s website www.mymcpl.org, calling the library (816-353-2052), registering in person at the library, or by contacting the Community Services Unit at 816-737-6018. Seats are limited, so register now.
For Release: 06-26-17
Prepared By: Capt. Dyon Harper
Police Announce Data-Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety Initiative
Raytown, MO — On Saturday, July 1, 2017, Raytown Police will launch a Data-Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) initiative. Location-based crime and traffic data is integrated with traffic enforcement strategies to play a dual role in fighting crime and reducing crashes and traffic violations. This model does not require additional officers or overtime. Instead, existing resources are used in a more efficient manner.
The Raytown Police Department has identified two study areas, based on historic crime and traffic crash data for Raytown over a three year period. These areas represent an overall disproportionate volume of crime based on the size and population of the area.
DDACTS Zone #1 is the area around Raytown Road, from 59 Street to 63 Street. DDACTS Zone #2 is the area around 350 Highway, from Hunter to Arlington (see attached maps.)
Patrol officers will spend dedicated time conducting high-visibility enforcement in the treatment zones in addition to increasing patrols in these areas when they are not responding to emergency calls. Their goal is to prevent crime from happening in the first place, not to write tickets or make arrests (though both will be a byproduct of the increased presence.) The emphasis is on outcomes (reduced crime and crashes), not outputs (tickets and arrests).
Visit the Raytown Police Department’s website to learn more about how DDACTS works, http://www.raytownpolice.org/ddacts.
DDACTS has proven successful by many other law enforcement agencies across the nation, and is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, and many more.
For Release: 05/26/2017
Prepared By: Cheri Hennig
Raytown Police to Host Safety Fair
The Raytown Police Department will host its annual Safety Fair at C. Lee Kenagy Park at 79th Street & Raytown Road on Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM. Exhibits from various community resources will be on hand, including police, fire, and EMS vehicles. The free, family-friendly Safety Fair is open to all ages! Prizes and giveaways will be handed out throughout the evening.
For Release: 05/22/17
Prepared By: Cheri Hennig
RAYTOWN POLICE PRESENTS “COPSICLES” COMMUNITY PROGRAM
The Community Services Unit of the Raytown Police Department will begin a program called “Copsicles” on May 24- the final day of school in Raytown, MO. Copsicles aims to build relationships with the community in a fun and unique way, by providing free popsicles in parks and other locations throughout the city during the summer. Once every two weeks, an officer will take the custom-built Copsicles cart to a location that will be announced the night before on social media, to offer popsicles to anyone in the area who would like one. The first Copsicles event will happen at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, May 24, at C. Lee Kenagy Park, 79th Street and Raytown Road. Follow us on Twitter (@RaytownPD) and Facebook (facebook.com/RaytownPolice) to find out where we will be and when!
From: Sgt. Dyon Harper
Raytown Police Department Releases 2016 Annual Report
Chief James B. Lynch and the Raytown Police Department has released the department’s 2016 Annual Report. Chief Lynch presented the report to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at the Raytown Board of Aldermen meeting on 03-21-2017.
The report includes overall police activity, crime statistics, community activities, and features various divisions and special units within the department. The Raytown Police Department felt that it is important for its residents to be informed about their police department and how taxpayer resources are used. Chief Lynch encouraged everyone to view the Raytown Police 2016 Annual Report at http://www.raytownpolice.org. A printed copy will be retained, and made available to the public, at the Raytown Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library.
The annual report is the result of work by a small group of department members from different divisions and units of the department. That small group worked to provide an all-encompassing view of the department. They saved Raytown taxpayers money by writing and developing the report themselves, publishing it online, limiting printing costs, and tailoring it to inform its citizens.
The Raytown Police Department strives to engage with and inform its residents and businesses, as well as the general public, as directly as possible. The annual report will be an important tool to enhance that communication.
From: Sgt. Dyon Harper
Raytown Police to Host Free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
The Raytown Police Department is pleased to host free CERT training, beginning April 4th, 2017. The training provides an excellent opportunity to learn about preparing for a variety of emergencies and disasters that could affect our community. Training includes basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Training sessions will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from April 11th to April 27th. The weeknight sessions start at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 9:00 p.m. The final session, which includes a mock disaster exercise, where participants put their CERT skills to use, is held on Saturday, April 29th, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The training will be held at the Raytown Fire District Station #1, 6020 Raytown Trafficway, Raytown, Missouri.
Participants must be 17 years old, or older, and will be required to complete an enrollment form and a background check.
For an enrollment form, or more information, contact Captain Michelle Rogers at 816-737-6103, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about CERT, please visit http://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps.