Residents can view the Crime Mapping electronic map as often as they wish, to see where, and what types of offenses that the Rogers Police Department has responded to. These maps are updated each day.
The title boxes on the map indicate calls for service. "T" calls are thefts for example. The location of each box-is the physical location of where the offense took place. Residents can decide which calls for service they are interested in seeing, or they can select and view every call for service. They also have the ability to see just very recent calls, or go back over an extended period of time to see calls for any specified period.
Rogers Police Crime Reduction Coalition for the Business Community:
The Rogers Police Department AP/LP coalition is a collaborative partnership between the Rogers Police Department and local businesses to further communication, share information, and work jointly in developing solutions for problems that affect business and the community.
A monthly newsletter will be published for dissemination to local businesses via email listserv. Newsletter information will address current crime trends, crime prevention information, and resource information concerning crime.
If you are interested in coalition participation, please contact Captain Mike Miller.
There's a free mobile tool available to provide a place electronically to store photos and vital information about your child so that is available whenever you need it. The application stores pictures, provides physical identifiers such as weight and height so it can be quickly shown to a police officer.
Visit the FBI website, http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/august/child_080511, for more information.
Remember to talk to your child about safety at an early age. Children should know the following:
- Parents first and last name
- Their home address
- How and when to call 911
- What to do if they are lost
Halloween is an evening of fun, costumes and candy. To make sure this spooky night is a safe one, parents and children should follow these safety rules.
Eating the treats
- What to eat? Only unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. By all means, remind kids not to eat everything at once or they will be feeling pretty ghoulish for a while.
- Check out all threats at home in a well- lit place before allowing your child to consume them.
- Kids need to know not to eat their treats until they get home. One way to keep trick-or-treaters from digging in while they are still out is to feed them a meal or substantial snack beforehand.
Parents and kids can avoid trick-or-treat troubles by organizing a Halloween costume party with treats, games, contests, music, scary stories and much more. Make your Halloween party the place to be!
Preparing ghost and goblins for their trick and treats
- Make sure older kids go out with friends. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult. If you live in a rural area, offer all kids a ride in the car.
- Set a time limit for children to trick-or-treat.
- Remind children to never enter a strangers' house or vehicle.
- Try to get children to trick-or-treat while it is still light out. If it is dark, make sure children are carrying flashlights that work and use well lit streets.
Make sure your kids dress up safely
- Keep costumes short to prevent trips, falls and other bumps in the night.
- Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks can be hot and uncomfortable and, more importantly, they can obstruct a child's vision – a dangerous thing when kids are crossing streets and going up and down steps.
- Make sure kids wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.
- Trick-or-treaters always should be in groups so they aren't a tempting target for real-life monsters. Parents should always accompany young children.
Contact the Rogers Police Department at 763-428-3450 for more information.
Night to Unite will be held in Rogers on August 6, 2013. Night to Unite is exactly the same as National Night Out. Night to Unite, however, is a Minnesota based program that supports Minnesota communities and businesses. Night to Unite will celebrate and strengthen our neighborhoods and develop community partnerships.
Night to Unite is Designed to:
- Provide the opportunity for people to get to know one another in your neighborhood;
- Develop neighborhood participation by bringing police and communities together; and
- Bring awareness to crime prevention and local law enforcement efforts!
Information on Organizing your Neighborhood Block Party:
- Poll your neighbors to gauge their interest in having a Night to Unite Block Party.
- Have a planning meeting to discuss the following:
- Invitations / flyers
- Register your party with the Rogers Police Department.
- Menu & paper products - Potluck, bring your own, or collect money from neighbors to purchase food & supplies.
- Designate time and location of the block party - street, local Park or neighbor’s yard.
- Ask for donations from area businesses for door prizes
- Sign-up neighbors to set up their portable grills.
- Have someone bring a portable stereo for music and maybe dancing later in the day.
- Name tags are very helpful, especially for the "visitors".
- Take lots of pictures!
- Download the planning tips document.
- Enjoy the party and before it ends, appoint next year's organizers or committee.
For more information pertaining to Night to Unite or how to get involved, contact the Rogers Police Department at 763-428-3450.