Police Bulletins O'Fallon Police Department Briefs O’Fallon police dog earns ‘Top Dog’ title in regional competition The City of O’Fallon’s K-9 team, Police Officer Thomas Thompson and canine Ares, earned the title “Top Dog” at the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) dog trial and certification for Region 16. The event, which was held in O’Fallon, Illinois, tested the dog’s agility and ability to obey commands, to find a suspect, detect evidence, and apprehend and guard a suspect. All aspects of the trial were conducted without a leash. In October, Officer Thompson and Ares will be competing in the USPCA National Patrol Dog Trials.
Keep your family safe with free gun locks O’Fallon residents who own guns are invited to take advantage of the O’Fallon Police Department’s free gun lock program. The gun locks are available from the O’Fallon Police Department’s Records Division, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free locks also are available on Municipal Court nights. Call 636-379-5678.
Sign up now for O’Fallon’s free disaster preparedness training Anyone who lives or works in O’Fallon is encouraged to learn basic disaster response skills through the O’Fallon Police Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. The free course is taught over a weekend:
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6–10 p.m., Friday, September 21 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, September 22 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, September 23
When the course is over, attendees will have been trained in:
Drug Take-Back Drop Box available at City Hall The O’Fallon Police Department has a Prescription Drug TakeBack Drop Box for all residents. The drop box provides a safe and free way to discard old or unused medications and keep them out of the hands of those who could abuse them. All residents need to do is drop unused or expired prescription medications into the drop box inside the O’Fallon Police Department lobby, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The drop box is designed to handle small, residential quantities of old prescriptions and cannot handle sharp or hazardous materials.
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Basic medical treatment for injuries
Home preparation for emergencies and disasters Extinguishing small fires Conducting light search and rescue Communicating effectively to public safety organizations during a disaster Working as a team to help victims and survivors
Those who complete the course will be eligible to participate in monthly follow-up drills and training. Visit the City’s website at www.ofallon.mo.us and select “Police” on the homepage, or go directly to www.ofallon.mo.us/PD/CERT. For questions, contact Officer Stowers at 636-379-3816, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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