To learn more about the Community Programs the Police Department offers, please use the drop down arrows below. Questions? Please contact our PIO/Community Relations Sergeant, Jacob Schmidt at (636) 639-2107 or by email at Jacob.Schmidt@wentzvillemo.gov or you can contact the Business/Residential Liaison Officer Ben Childers at Ben.Childers@wentzvillemo.gov or at (636) 639-2171.
The City of Wentzville encourages neighbors to get out and get to know each other. One way of doing this would be to host or participate in a block party. Block parties allow neighbors and their children to interact with each other and exchange tales and information about themselves. To schedule a block party, please complete this form. For more information, please contact Captain Emmanuel Borroum by calling (636) 639-2140 or emailing Emmanuel.Borroum@wentzvillemo.gov.
Guidelines for Block Parties:
- Roadways cannot be blocked in a manner that will not allow for quick removal of barricades and other block party items for non-participating neighbors and emergency vehicle access.
- All affected neighbors must be notified of the block party.
- All non-participating neighbor's property must be respected and not utilized unless permission is granted by the affected property owner.
- A point of contact and phone number for the event coordinator must be provided in order to receive approval.
- All complaints of noise or other disturbances will be directed by the police department to the event coordinator, who will assist in correcting the complaints.
Citizens Police Academy
CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY:
The Citizens Police Academy is a look into the values, philosophy, and operations of the Wentzville Police Department. The Academy is open to residents, those employed or those who own a business in the City of Wentzville. The Academy educates citizens about the Wentzville Police Department. Students are encouraged to share their realistic view with others to improve the relationship between our community and our police department. For additional information, please contact Community Outreach Sergeant Jacob Schmidt at Jacob.Schmidt@wentzvillemo.gov, or call (636) 639-2107.
Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Program
The mission of the Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25 Program is to change the way people drive on neighborhood streets and beyond. The goal is to put an end to deaths and injuries caused by speeding and distracted driving on the nation’s roads. The City supports this program by educating and actively engaging our residents in a common commitment to create safer streets for the benefit of all, beginning in Wentzville’s neighborhoods.
For a copy of the brochure and to learn more, click here or you may contact the Business/Residential Liaison Officer Ben Childers at (636) 639-2170). or by email at Ben.Childers@wentzvillemo.gov.
National Night Out
This year, National Night Out will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 5*. On that night, residents are invited to turn on their porch lights, go outside and join with their neighbors in block parties, cookouts, flashlight walks, and other activities to send the message to criminals that residents are organized and fighting back against crime.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support for local anti-crime programs, such as Neighborhood Watch. National Night Out celebrations also help strengthen neighborhood spirit, because alert and caring neighbors are one of your best defenses against crime.
In Wentzville, National Night Out is celebrated from 6-9 p.m. During that time, city officials, along with representatives from the police and fire departments will circulate through the city and visit neighborhood National Night Out celebrations. Residents who cannot participate in organized activities are still encouraged to turn on exterior lights and spend some time outside that evening.
Neighborhood groups that would like a visit from city officials or more information and suggestions about how to plan their own National Night Out activities must call Officer Ben Childers at (636) 639-2171 or email him at Ben.Childers@wentzvillemo.gov to schedule your subdivision party. In addition to scheduling your party with the Officer Childers, you may also visit the National Night Out website and register your subdivision at www.NNO.org.
*This year's date change is due to Aug. 2 falling on Election Day.
Neighborhood Watch also known as Block Watch, Town Watch or Crime Watch, is a vital part of the City of Wentzville’s policing efforts. This program enlists the active participation of citizens to reduce crime in neighborhoods. These organized groups act as the “eyes and ears” of the police when they are not present.
The Wentzville Police Department can provide the following instruction for Neighborhood Watch meetings:
- Identifying suspicious activity
- Home security
- Personal safety
- Internet safety
Neighborhood Watch groups will be supplied a Neighborhood Watch sign to be posted on the first speed limit sign entering their subdivision.
Citizens interested in receiving more information about the Neighborhood Watch program can contact our Business/Residential Liaison Officer Ben Childers at (636) 639-2171 or by email at Ben.Childers@wentzvillemo.gov.
Prescription/Non-prescription Drug Drop Box
The Wentzville Police Department’s drug collection and disposal program is a means to provide a safe location for citizens to properly dispose of unused prescription/non-prescription medications. This program provides an environmentally safe alternative to disposing of both prescription and non-prescription medications in landfills and sewer systems that may negatively affect the environment. This program encourages citizens to remove their unwanted/un-needed, and/or expired medications from their homes. This program will also reduce access to addictive medications for accidental or intentional misuse by children within the household.
The Wentzville Police Department has provided a secured, steel mailbox/collection box in the lobby of the police department, where citizens will be able to deposit their medications anonymously any time of the day or night, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Once collected, the drugs will be properly disposed of by incineration.
Citizens are encouraged to “black out” their personal information on the prescription bottles, but not the contents of the bottle itself.
Acceptable items include:
- Expired or unwanted prescription medications
- Expired or unwanted over the counter medications
- Vitamins and nutritional supplements
- Medications for household pets
- Homeopathic remedies
- Medicated lotions
- Sealed liquids
Unacceptable items include:
- Unsealed liquids
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Empty medicine bottles
- Medical waste (iv bags, bloody/infected waste)
- Needles or other “sharps”
- Hazardous waste
- Personal care products (shampoos, soaps, makeup, etc.)
- Lost/found materials
- Business/professional waste
Being an anonymous program, no investigations will be conducted relative to any prescription being dropped off. If you have questions regarding drug abuse, drug or other suspicious activity, contact the Wentzville Police Department at (636) 327-5105 or contact the St. Charles County Drug Task Force by phone at 1-800-559-DOPE (3693).
Police Appearance Request
The Wentzville Police Department's Special Services Department can arrange for a uniformed police officer to visit your neighborhood get-together, meeting, or school function. In some cases, an officer may be accompanied by McGruff or certain pieces of the police department's specialized equipment can be demonstrated. Our officers participate in special events such as child fingerprinting in conjunction with community events. To arrange for a police officer to speak with your group, contact our PIO/Community Outreach Sergeant, Jacob Schmidt at (636) 639-2107 or by email at Jacob.Schmidt@wentzvillemo.gov.
Police Explorer Program
The Wentzville Police Explorer Program is a volunteer service program for young adults within the police department. This program gives young people the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement. Many use this program as a stepping stone to enter into the law enforcement profession.
Explorers spend much of their time learning the skills needed to be a successful police officer. Our Explorers assist the department as court bailiffs, learn police radio procedures, police policies, principals of police patrol and participate in a ride-a-long program with uniformed officers.
If you are between the ages of 14 and 21 and can commit to monthly classes/meetings, follow the link http://bit.ly/wentzvillecareers to complete an application and for any questions, contact Officer Jason Horvath at 636-639-3348 or by email at Jason.Horvath@wentzvillemo.gov.
Police Station Tours
The Wentzville Police Department offers guided tours of our headquarters for groups of 15 or less. Most often, these tours are held for scouting groups, daycare facilities or church groups.
To arrange a tour of the Wentzville Police Department, contact our Business/Residential Liaison Officer Ben Childers at (636) 639-2171 or by email at Ben.Childers@wentzvillemo.gov. Please request tours at least two weeks in advance.
Special Olympics Torch Run
The Annual Special Olympics Torch Run is held on the fourth Wednesday of May. The run begins in St. Louis County and crosses over into St. Charles County, with a ceremony at the Ameristar Casino. The main goal of the Torch Run is to partner law enforcement with the Special Olympics and their athletes. At this run, officers and athletes carry the "Flame of Hope" to the opening ceremonies of local Special Olympic competitions. Our event is the State Summer Games held in Columbia, Missouri.
To help support the event, law enforcement agencies are selling T-shirts to raise money for the athletes. Short sleeve shirts are $10 each. This money, as well as other fundraisers held locally and statewide help over 15,000 athletes in Missouri to compete in athletic competitions at no cost to them or their family.
For further information or to order a T-shirt, leave a message on Corporal Mary Wheeler's voicemail at (636) 639-2196 Ext. 3365 or by email at Mary.Wheeler@wentzvillemo.gov.
This year’s Cop Camp will be FREE of charge and run Tuesday-Friday, July 5-8 from 8 a.m. to noon. The camp will be held at Wentzville Christian Church, located at 1507 Highway Z.
Teen Drug-Testing Program
If you suspect that your teen might be experimenting with drugs, visit the testmyteen.com site to find out more information on at home drug testing.
Internet Crime Complaint Center For information on Internet Crime complaints, click the above link for further information.
For information on the proper use of 9-1-1, click on the above link.