Youth Leadership Group Delivers Care Packages

Students with the Youth Leadership Group at Keokuk’s High School presented care packages to Officers of our Keokuk Police Department. The packages contained snacks with motivational messages. They also presented me with a card thanking us for our service. Associate Principal Heather Davis told me the group has been active with many community projects. We took time for a few photos and a quick tour of the station. Thanks for the card and care packages!

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PBIS Kickoff Event at Hawthorne Elementary

On August 27, 2016 from 9:00 – 11:00, Sergeant Parrish and School Resource Officer Johnson from the Keokuk Police Department participated in the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) kickoff event at Hawthorne Elementary.  Officer Parrish and Johnson visited with the children and handed out coloring books, pencils, stickers and let them tour the inside of a KPD squad car. Fun was had by all.  Thanks to everyone who participated in the event and to Hawthorne Elementary for hosting.

 

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National Night Out

On August 2nd, 2016, members of the Keokuk Police Department participated in National Night Out – a community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.  During the 2016 National Night Out, officers with the Keokuk Police Department drove through many Keokuk neighborhoods stopping to meet with business owners, families, and children discussing community events, neighborhood issues, and handing out “Jr. Police Officer” badge stickers.

In the photo on the left, Sergeant Johnson can be seen handing out “Jr. Police Officer” badge stickers to children at the Keokuk Aquatic Center. The photo on the right shows a Facebook posting supporting our Keokuk Police Officers.

 

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Keokuk Middle School Cookout

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On May 24th, officers with the Keokuk Police Department participated in the year end celebrations at the Keokuk Middle School. Officers spent time visiting with students and grilling hamburgers for both the students and staff of KMS.

St. Vincent’s School Fundraiser for Ride Along

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Each year, the Keokuk Police Department donates a gift certificate to be auctioned off for the Keokuk Catholic School System.

On May 18, 2016, the two daughters of Pat & Deann McNally were the lucky recipients.  The two girls, along with the daughter of Sergeant Wade Johnson, enjoyed a ride in a squad car around town driven by Sergeant Johnson.  They received photos taken of them, along with Sergeant Johnson, as a keepsake.

Police Officer Memorial

On May 15, 2016, Keokuk Elk’s Lodge #106 held a service at the Keokuk Police Department in honor of National Police Officer Memorial Day. Present were police officers, firemen, and members of the community.

In 2015, 158 police officers we’re killed in the line of duty across the country.  So far in 2016, 36 officers have died.

 

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Officers visit Torrence Prekindergarten

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Officer Johnson spoke with Torrence Prekindergarten students about safety seats and stranger danger.  Officer Moore  brought a squad car for the children to look at.  Staff members commented that they are so thankful for the wonderful job the Keokuk’s police department does!

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