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Community Relations Division

The Kenner Police Department's Community Relations Division offers several innovative programs designed to enhance awareness, crime prevention, and  goodwill throughout the community. 

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.

Business and Residence Security Surveys

These are written appraisals of the structural deficiencies that may invite criminal activity on the property.  Recommended modifications are provided to help eliminate the opportunity for criminal activity.

Businesses Against Crime Program

Similar to the Neighborhood Watch Program, business owners and managers are introduced and familiarized with proper security devices and procedures and are assisted with employee training.

Citizen Police Academy

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, click here.

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 concentrations.  To learn more about the Community Police Corps, click here.

Community Progress Groups

This program 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

With 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.

Explorer Program

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, click here.

Neighborhood Crime Watch Program

This 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.

Seniors' Programs

This program 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.

Speakers Bureau

By educating 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.

Women's Self Defense Classes

The 3 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, click here.

 


Please click here to contact a member of the Community Relations Division.

 

 
 
 
 

Steve Caraway

Chief of Police

 

 
 
Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

 
 
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(504) 712-2222
 

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