The Kenner Police Department's Community
Relations Division offers several innovative programs designed
to enhance awareness, crime prevention, and goodwill throughout the
In support of civic groups and charitable
organizations, the Crime Prevention Unit assists the American
Cancer Society and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special
Olympics Louisiana. Kenner Police Officers run through the
City of Kenner in an effort to raise money and show support for
the Louisiana Special Olympics. Thousands of dollars are
raised annually for these programs. This is an important
way to assist with programs that benefit a large number of
families in the community.
Residence Security Surveys
written appraisals of the structural deficiencies that may
invite criminal activity on the property. Recommended
modifications are provided to help eliminate the opportunity for
the Neighborhood Watch Program, business owners and managers are
introduced and familiarized with proper security devices and
procedures and are assisted with employee training.
The first of
its kind in Louisiana, this 13-week curriculum affords citizens
an understanding of law enforcement and the role it plays in our
community. While class members are not trained to function
as Police Officers, they are offered a behind-the-scenes look at
the operations of a professional law enforcement agency.
Graduates of the class serve as ambassadors of goodwill
throughout the community, disseminating awareness and
demystifying police procedures. To learn more about the
Citizen Police Academy,
Community Police Corps
The objective of the Community Police
Corps is to provide the Kenner Police Department and its members
support to help them accomplish their duty, and to provide
effective and efficient public safety services to our community.
Volunteers are given the use of a patrol car,
which is used to observe areas such as schools and business
To learn more about the Community
involves property owners in the improvement of their
communities. Organized in 1998, the effort has
successfully encouraged property owners to clean up their
property and to be conscientious about background checks of
potential tenants. This, in turn, has benefited the owners
by increasing their property values and rental fees.
Doll and Toy Fund
the assistance of the Times-Picayune newspaper and area schools,
the Kenner Police Department sponsors a Doll and Toy Fund
giveaway for needy children residing in Jefferson Parish.
Children attending the event receive Christmas
presents. Because of the increase in requests for
Christmas gifts every year, the community responds with
additional donations of gifts and money.
Aimed at 14 to 21-year-olds, the
Explorer Program is available to young people who are interested
in a law enforcement career. The Explorers receive regular
instruction about police department operations, volunteer their
time to help at various police department and community events,
and participate in social activities. To learn more about
the KPD Explorer Program,
allows citizens to meet and look after one another, and to be
educated about types of suspicious activities to report to the
police department. Members of neighborhoods form groups,
appoint a block captain, and must hold at least two meetings per
year to report concerns to police officers representing the
department. The culmination of this program is the
"National Night Out Against Crime." This event is held
annually in October when neighborhoods host
block parties to support safer communities.
is open to seniors throughout the community. It promotes
crime prevention awareness and victim assistance through
cooperative education. This program is a mutual awareness
and participation by seniors and lawmen working together for a
common goal. The Kenner Police Department will mobilize
community resources to continually ascertain the needs and
concerns of older citizens and provides a mechanism for meeting
those needs. Our purpose is to share resources that can
effectively be utilized to develop and achieve a highly visible
and effective means of identifying available programs or
possible solutions to reducing the criminal victimization of the
city's elderly population.
the community on various crime prevention topics, we can reduce
the number of crimes in the City of Kenner while increasing the
quality of life for its citizens. The Kenner Police
Department can present speeches and presentations on a variety
of crime and crime prevention topics to businesses, community
groups, schools and others. If your group would like a
speaker for any of the topics listed above, or if your group
would prefer a tour of the Kenner Police Complex, please contact
the Community Relations Division at (504) 712-2294 or 712-2300.
day / 4 hours per day classes focus on both physical and mental
defensive tactics for women if confronted by an attacker.
The final session allows women to use their newly learned skills
to defend themselves against a Women's Self Defense instructor
who poses as an attacker. Both instructor and student are
heavily padded to protect against injury. To learn more
about Women's Self Defense classes,
contact a member of the Community Relations Division.