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Veterans Day – Message from the Chief

 

We at the Maumelle Police Department are humbled by the bravery and courage of the veterans in our community and in our country. Every year when we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th, we are reminded to thank our family, friends, community members, and especially our very own officers and staff, who have served or are serving in all branches of the military. Our veterans and their families have made many sacrifices to keep our country safe.

 

We strongly encourage everyone to think of our veterans and thank them when you see them. We support and honor our veterans, not just on Veterans Day, but every day of the year.

 

        SAM

Chief of Police

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SAFETY TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN

 

Halloween is approaching quickly and we expect large groups of children out and about that evening. Our primary concern on Halloween, and any other time, is the safety of children. With that in mind, we would like to offer the following safety tips. It is a good idea to review these with your children before they begin their “trick-or-treat” adventure.

Fake knives, swords, guns, and other costume accessories can potentially cause injury. Make sure they aren’t too long for the costume and review with your child that they are part of the costume and not a weapon. Make sure they are made out of cardboard or other flexible materials. Only purchase costumes and accessories that are marked flame-resistant. Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.  Try using makeup instead of a mask. Masks can obstruct a child’s vision, which can be dangerous for when kids are crossing streets and going up and down steps. Costumes with light colors and/or reflective tape are best. Someone in the group should carry a flashlight. Consider putting reflective tape on their bags too.  Children should always trick-or-treat in groups, rather than alone, preferably with adult supervision and carry a cell phone for quick communication. Parents should select the safest route for children to take. Children should stay on sidewalks (where available) or on the shoulder of the roadway facing traffic. Children should avoid walking in the roadway, in alleys or poorly lit areas, and be cautious not to dart from behind shrubs or parked vehicles. Drivers should slow down and use extreme caution, especially in neighborhoods where children are sure to be located. Children should be instructed to stop only at familiar homes and where the outside lights are on. They should also be advised to NEVER go into a home or car to collect treats. They should not stop at houses that are dark or do not have the porch lights turned on. As an alternative of going door to door, parents should consider taking their children to community sponsored events such as those hosted by community centers, churches, schools, etc. Children should not eat any treats until they get home and the parent or adults can examine them.  Children (and adults) should only consume unopened candies and treats in original wrappers. Treats with open packaging or torn wrappers should be discarded. Don’t forget to inspect fruit and homemade treats for anything that looks suspicious.

 

 

For more Halloween safety tips, please visit https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips.

Halloween can be a safe and enjoyable evening with a little preparation, communication and diligence. Of course, our officers will be on patrol and available to you and your children should you need us.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Maumelle Police Department hosts Annual Awards Banquet

Maumelle Police Department hosts Annual Awards Banquet.

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Maumelle Police Department Launches New Website

The Maumelle Police Department launched a new website where residents can find the latest information regarding the community and events.

Visit www.MaumellePD.org to see the new website!

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Introducing Smart 911

Arkansas is the first and only state so far that has paid for and made this service available to every citizen. Smart911 is a tool everyone can use.