Raytown Community Services
The mission of the Raytown Police Department’s Community Services Unit is to utilize both volunteer and paid, part-time employees to complete projects and tasks within the Raytown Police Department to create an atmosphere of safety, cooperation, and community, with the citizens of Raytown.
The Community Services Unit coordinates the Raytown Police Volunteer Corps, Police Citizen’s Academy, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Raytown Police Safety Fair, and all other community speaking engagements.
Raytown Police Volunteer Corps utilizes a volunteer work force to strengthen community relations and help build strong partnerships, allowing police personnel to stay more focused on the police work rather than other time consuming projects that can be completed by volunteers.
The Police Citizen’s Academy gives citizens a chance to learn about the police department and how it operates. The instructors are the police officers that actually perform the work.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
The Raytown Police Safety Fair gives our department a chance to meet and forge cooperative relationships with our citizens. The annual event encourages citizens to come together, meet their neighbors, and engage with public service members. It is a family-friendly event, with many exhibits and activities.
The Community Services unit also provides Crime Free Lifestyles training and the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.
To learn more about our community programs or to request a Speaker for your event, please fill out the forms below or call 816-737-6105.
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Existing volunteers can log in to Volgistics using this button.
Available Community Services Programs:
Postal Carrier Alert Program
The Raytown Police and the Raytown branch of the U.S. Postal Service have jointed in a cooperative effort to offer Raytown residents the Carrier Alert program. Designed primarily for the elderly and handicapped who live alone, Carrier Alert is available free of charge to residents who live alone in Raytown.
Carrier Alert can offer the peace of mind that someone who visits your home regularly, your letter carrier, will call for help if it appears you need it. To participate in this program, residents that qualify are asked to complete this application; this form is kept on file by the Raytown Police Department. As a registered Carrier Alert member, a bright pink sticker will be affixed on the inside of your mailbox. If you letter carrier sees that there are two days of uncollected mail in your mailbox, or any other signs that might suggest you're in distress, the letter carrier will contact the Raytown Police department. A police officer will then investigate, and if necessary, contact the proper medical emergency personnel and the contacts listed on the registration form.
Health Emergency Assistance Response (HEAR)
HEAR provides assistance to persons registered during times of weather emergencies (extreme temperatures or storms in summer and winter). This service is free to Raytown residents who qualify as handicapped, elderly and frail, or relying on a health device powered by electricity.
During times of weather emergencies, as duties permit, the Raytown Police will activate the program and begin to make contact with members at their residences to check their welfare and offer assistance.
To join, download, print, fill out this brochure and then return it in person or via mail to the Raytown Police Department at 10000 East 59th St.
The Raytown Police in cooperation with the Alzheimer's Association Safe Return program provide this service to any Raytown resident with Alzheimer's or a related dementia-type disorder and have a tendency to wander or become lost.
A Safe Return registrant will wear an engraved identification bracelet, necklace, or iron-on clothing labels. The identification worn will provide a number to Safe Return to assist them in locating a next-of-kin contacat for when they are missing and or found.
For more information or to sign up, please contact Records Technician Nicole Growney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-737-6024.