- Community Outreach
The Liberty Police Department strives to build partnerships with the citizens, businesses and community partners in Liberty to reduce crime, foster positive relationships between our officers and the people we serve.
Police Station Tours & Officer Presentations
The Police Department schedules police officers for presentations and station tours to groups within the City. To request a presentation on a particular subject or to schedule a station tour, call 816.439.4701.
National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual program that promotes police-community relationships to make our neighborhoods safer places to live. Every year the Liberty Police and Fire Departments team up with other area law enforcement for this event on the downtown square. Public safety personnel and citizens interact on an informal basis to form closer bonds and develop cooperative working relationships. The event is a great experience for public safety personnel, individuals and families, and includes patrol cars, fire trucks and other special vehicles.
Coffee with a Cop
Several times throughout the year, Liberty police officers partner with a local business or organization to host Coffee with a Cop. During this open house, area residents are encouraged to stop by for a cup of coffee, meet the front-line officers that patrol our streets and neighborhoods and ask questions or voice concerns.
The Liberty Police Department’s Honor Guard is an elite group of officers brought together to represent the department, law enforcement and the community we serve. Honor Guard members are ambassadors of the organization through their participation in many community events and public ceremonies.
The Liberty Police Department’s Honor Guard performs functions such as:
- Special events
- Sporting events
Shop with a Cop
Each year, the Liberty Police Department hosts a Shop with A Cop program that assists local families over the Christmas holiday. Funds raised through a bake sale, donations and raffles are used to help children in need shop for presents for their family members.
Junior Police Academy
Each summer, the Liberty Police Department offers a Junior Police Academy for a select group of 7th and 8th graders from within the Liberty School District.
The program is designed to motivate young people to be outstanding citizens and to empower them to act as a positive influence in our community. The Academy also helps to bridge the gaps between law enforcement and youth while also exposing the Junior Cadets to future careers in their community.
The Academy blends classroom learning with hands on activities to expose Junior Cadets to a variety of topics including:
- Patrol Tactics
- Criminal Investigations
- Traffic Safety
- SWAT Techniques
There are a limited number of openings and the application process is competitive. The application period opens near the end of each school year. Applications are made available at the front office of any of the following schools: Liberty Middle School, Discovery Middle School, Heritage Middle School and South Valley Middle School or online. To be considered, all forms from the application must be completed, including two recommendations, signed releases and waivers and a short essay.
Prescription Drug Collection Program
The Liberty Police Department has a Drug Collection Unit located inside the Police Department lobby on Missouri Street. The Prescription Drug Collection Program’s goal is preventing and reducing illicit drug abuse as well as the abuse of over-the-counter and prescription medication and to provide a safe, environmentally friendly option for drug disposal.
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Liberty Safe Residence Program
The Liberty Police Department teamed up with local landlords to develop a multi-faceted approach to crime prevention. The Safe Residence Program is a unique coalition of police, property managers and residents. The program is an on-going program with a three phase approach to addressing the challenges facing rental properties. Learn more»
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
CPTED (pronounced sep-ted), helps us to create healthy, safe communities through well planned environmental design. The proper design and effective use of the built environment can help reduce the likelihood of your home being targeted for a crime. Learn more »