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Community policing has become an active part of the Rolla Police Department. This unique idea is bringing positive response from the Rolla community as special programs are implemented into organizations and schools. The programs, which are listed below, have had an impact on the community, and have improved the relationships between law enforcement and the community.
To contact our Community Service Officer, call Stg. Tony Lauth at the Rolla Police Department at (573) 308-1213, or send an email to Tony Lauth
Programs and Services Offered
This safety program is primarily presented to elementary age children to remind them that police officers are their friends. Safety tips such as "Stranger Danger" are addressed.
Phone Notification System (PNS)
This computer generated calling service is provided to elderly citizens within the Rolla Community free of charge. The program telephones the participants on a daily basis at a regularly scheduled time to check on their well being. If the occupant does not answer the phone, an officer is immediately dispatched to that residence to ensure the participant's safety. This service provides the protection of early detection of sick or incapacitated individuals.
The Rolla Animal Shelter maintains public awareness of its primary function with public appearances and educational programs. Additionally, many organizations come to the Shelter on a regular basis for a tour of the facilities.
Several programs with a focus on bicycle safety were put on by officers. Youth groups throughout the city were informed about laws which are applicable.
Members of the Rolla Police Department display information booths at a number of public functions--Arts and Crafts Festival, Home Expo Show, the Health Fair, Wal-Mart, and Ft. Leonard Wood.
Explorer Post 170
In August of 1992, the Rolla Police Department reactivated Post #170. Youths between the ages of 15-20 who are interested in law enforcement receive training from Post advisors (who are commissioned officers or civilian police department personnel). This new organization is a branch of the Boy Scouts of America.