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We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Police Officer Eligibility Roster! Apply here Please note all applicants must be POST eligible by August 1, 2019

Spring Safety Tips

Six Spring Safety Tips

Hi Neighbors!
As temperatures increase over the next several weeks, the Coon Rapids Police Department would like to remind you to take the following precautions as you enjoy the spring season:

1. Always keep your home's doors and windows locked when you go to bed or leave your house, even if you are leaving for a short period of time.

2. Secure all lawn and gardening equipment in your garage or a storage shed, and keep your garage doors closed at all times (even when you're doing work around the house).

3. Put all ladders and other tools back into a secure storage area after you use them.

4. Be aware of home improvement scams. If you did not solicit the contractor or salesman who shows up at your door unannounced, do not do business with that person.

5. Always remember to close your car windows, take any valuables out of your car, and lock your doors every time you exit your vehicle, even if your vehicle is parked in your driveway.

6. Get to know your neighbors! Let a trusted neighbor know if you are planning to travel this spring. Neighbors who know each other look out for each other.

upcoming events

We have several upcoming events at the Police Department, including a Car Seat Clinic Tuesday, April 16 from 4-7 p.m. Sign up for an appointment online.

The annual Bike Helmet Clinic is taking place Tuesday, April 23 from 4-7 p.m. at the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, which is free for bikers of all ages. Coon Rapids Police Officers and other volunteers will make sure your helmet is fitted to the proper size, or buy a new stylish helmet for just $10 (sizes available from toddler to adult).

The bi-annual Drug Take Back Day is taking place Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Did you know that flushing medications can damage our lakes and water supply? Keeping it stashed away in your medicine cabinet isn't any better either. Do your part in helping to dispose of prescription medications in a safe manner at our drug take back event. Our officers will be out front of the police department ready to take meds off your hands - you don't even need to get out of your car!

*note we cannot accept sharps (needles) at this event, however, unused epi-pens, in their protective container will be accepted.

To search for sharps disposal locations, visit this website.


Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 8-12

Minnesota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 8-12, 2019 with two statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 11 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. This annual public education event is designed to remind individuals, families, businesses, schools, and institutions that it’s essential to plan ahead for Minnesota’s severe spring and summer weather.

An informed, involved community is more resilient to disaster, and being prepared helps reduce the risks and costs of hazardous weather events. An easy way to get prepared is by participating in Severe Weather Awareness Week. The statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 11 provide an excellent opportunity for community members to prepare their homes, families, neighborhoods, and communities! Follow us on social media for more tips during Severe Weather Week 2019. 

Night to Unite

Night to Unite Registration Opens May 1

This annual event taking place Tuesday, August 6, is the perfect time to get to know your neighbors and enjoy visits from the Coon Rapids Police and Fire Departments! Registration opens online May 1.

Enter your neighborhood by June 14 and you could receive an exciting prize package!

Read more about Night to Unite on the Police Department website.

Help Anoka County - Take a Survey 

Anoka County is evaluating its plans as it relates to community disasters. Several cities and the County are working to update the multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this Plan is to identify and assess our community’s hazard risks and determine how to best minimize or manage those risks. The final product will be a comprehensive update to the 2013 Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Help the County by taking this survey! The deadline to complete the survey is May 1, 2019.

The current Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review on the Anoka County Emergency Management website. 

Although the plan enables the County and cities to be eligible for various assistance grants, the plan’s value really lies in the identification of hazards and helps emergency managers and residents better prepare for disasters. 

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