Crime and Safety / Social Media Resources

 

Crime and Safety / Social Media Resources

Thanks to the hard work of VNA members, Volker is one of the safest urban neighborhoods and crime has fallen even further in recent years.  This page provides some resources to help you keep yourself, your home, and the entire neighborhood safe and informed.

Crime Mapping Tool 

Use this online resource for viewing crime incident details, locate sex offenders, etc. You will need to accept the disclaimer, zoom to the desired area on the map, and set your desired filters (see link in upper right corner of the page). 

www.kcpd.org/crime/crime-mapping

Volker Watch

Be sure to join the Facebook group for safety updates. facebook.com/groups/volkerwatch

Next Door Volker

Also helpful for monitoring updates in the neighborhood, join Next Door Volker. www.nextdoor.com

West Plaza Watch

Another helpful Facebook group to keep aware of happenings with our neighbors to the south in the West Plaza neighborhood.  facebook.com/groups/245765465446263

 

Police Department Information

Call 9-1-1 to report any crime or suspected crime.

General non-emergency calls: 816-234-5111.

Traffic complaints: call the Action Center at 3-1-1. Or make a report online at: www.kcpd.org/crime/prevention-and-safety-tips/traffic-complaints

Web Site: www.kcpd.org.

KCPD crime statistics – www.kcmo.gov/police/homicide-3/crime-stats

Police Chief James Corwin’s blog – www.kcpdchief.blogspot.com

KCPD on Twitter: @kcpolice.

 

KCPD Community Liaison

Our Community Interaction Officer (CIO) is a designated liaison to the Police Dept available to help with crime and other police related neighborhood issues. You can contact them directly by phone, text or email for police related matters:

Officer Charmainne Sanders

Phone: 816-759-6313

Email: Charmainne.Sanders@kcpd.org

Officer Andy Hamil
Phone: 816-759-6313
Email: Andrew.Hamil@kcpd.org

 

Safety and Crime Prevention

The KCPD web site has several resources with tips and suggestions for keeping your home and your family safe. www.kcmo.gov/police/crime-prevention and www.kcmo.gov/neighborhoods/grants-and-assistance/support/crime-prevention

Know the neighbors on your block

Take the time meet every neighbor on your block and to get their phone numbers and email addresses.  Then you can communicate quickly when the need arises.  Also, you can join the social media group, Next Door Volker, as an easy way to get in touch with many of your neighbors.  www.volker.nextdoor.com/news_feed