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Crime-fighting has gone high-tech and mobile in Post Falls as residents can now report criminal activity via text messages. The Post Falls Police Department has launched a new system that allows individuals to email or text information to the Police Department Communications Center through their cell phones to email@example.com. The system will provide reassurance to individuals familiar with texting and email while allowing the Police Department to gain valuable information regarding crimes that may be occurring in the City.
Do you have unwanted medicines in your home? You can help protect your family, community, and the environment by properly disposing of prescription drugs or over-the-count medication at the Post Falls Police Department seven days a week.
The VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service) Program began in 2003 with five volunteers. As of March 2013, there are 21 active volunteers who are an invaluable and indispensable resource and asset. VIPS have backgrounds in such varied fields as real estate, medical, telemetry, electrical contracting and engineering, machinist, budget and finance, computer technology, and education.
The Post Falls Police Department is dedicated to providing the best police service possible to all Citizens and Visitors of Post Falls.Your police officers are carefully selected and given the best training possible in order to provide this service.You may have occasion to compliment an officer for a job well done, or possibly to lodge a complaint about the actions of a member of the Post Falls Police Department.
It has become a recognized fact that any meaningful success in the administration of public safety and law enforcement must be based on community involvement and understanding.Informed and open lines of communications must exist between the law enforcement agency and the citizens it serves.
Both the citizens and the police officers that serve them must be assured that a fair and impartial system with appropriate monitoring is in place to provide for the thorough investigation and disposition of complaints of police misconduct and provide a means for assuring that officers receive the proper recognition when appropriate.
In a continuing effort to provide the best possible service to all the citizens it serves, your Post Falls Police Department is providing the following information about how to commend an officer, how to make complaints, how they are investigated and processed.
Individuals residing in the City of Post Falls may register and obtain a Bike Registration Decal by taking the bicycle to the Post Falls Police Department located at 1717 E Polson Ave during normal business hours and completing the required registration application. Once obtained the decal must be affixed to the bicycle.
Identity Theft is a term used when someone’s personal information or credit credentials are being used to commit fraud or other crimes. This can occur in multiple ways. The most common is simply the use of a financial transaction card (credit/debit) which is being fraudulently used without the card holders consent.
If someone steals your identity, they can cause you serious problems, ruining your credit and good name. This could cost you both time and money to clear up.
The Y.A.N.A. program is designed to provide daily phone contact to individuals with limited family or community contacts. The Program is a service to senior citizens of
PostFallsand provides telephone welfare checks for those persons living alone that would benefit from having someone check on them on a regular basis.The program is designed to provide a measure of security and well being for our seniors, handicapped or homebound individuals who are living alone.
Holiday cheer and goodwill is upon us. Sadly many in our community do not have basic items of food or clothing, let alone the opportunity to feel the joy of Christmas. This year as in years past, the Spokane County Sheriff's Department, Post Falls Police Department, Kootenai County Sheriff's Department, Coeur d'Alene Police Department, Coeur d'Alene Tribal Police, Kootenai County Fire & Rescue, Rathdrum Police Department, Spirit Lake Police Department, Idaho State Police, Coeur d'Alene firefighters, and numerous volunteers are proud to join together and participate again this year in the “Holidays and Heroes” program.
Nearly two million older Americans are believed to experience abuse each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Administration on Aging. But only one in five cases is reported. Elder abuse is preventable but it requires research, education, advocacy and public awareness.
Elder abuse is a general term used to describe certain types of harm to older adults. Other terms commonly used include: "elder mistreatment," "senior abuse," "abuse in later life," "abuse of older adults," "abuse of older women," and "abuse of older men."
One of the more commonly accepted definitions of elder abuse is "a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person." This definition has been adopted by the World Health Organization from a definition put forward by Action on Elder Abuse in the UK.
The core feature of this definition is that it focuses on harms where there is "expectation of trust" of the older person toward their abuser. Thus, it includes harms by people the older person knows or with whom they have a relationship, such as a spouse, partner or family member, a friend or neighbor, or people that the older person relies on for services. Many forms of elder abuse are recognized as types of domestic violence or family violence.
The term elder abuse does not include general criminal activity against older persons, such as home break ins, "muggings" in the street or "distraction burglary", where a stranger distracts an older person at the doorstep while another person enters the property to steal.
The abuse of elders by caretakers is a worldwide issue. In 2002, the work of the World Health Organization brought international attention to the issue of elder abuse. Over the years, government agencies and community professional groups, worldwide, have specified elder abuse as a social problem.
In 2006 the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) and an increasing number of events are held across the globe on this day to raise awareness of elder abuse, and highlight ways to challenge such abuse.
Join us on April 27th, 2013, at Post Falls City Hall, 408 N. Spokane St., for the National Take Back Initiative. Turn-in your unwanted prescription drugs to be disposed of properly...no questions asked. Read on for more details.
Our new Suicide Awareness Video (Public Service Announcement) is now finished and ready to view.The Post Falls Police Department – Victim Service Unit is aware that suicide is a leading cause of death in Kootenai County.View yet another tool we have to help combat suicide in our community.
To obtain a copy of an unredacted traffic accident report, you must be listed as the driver, passenger, or an authorized representative of the people listed in the report or someone filing a claim.
To obtain a copy of a property or person crime report, you must provide a case number or other information to assist in identifying the incident. The report may be released if it is not under investigation or restricted. Click on the "read more" link below for additional information.
Have you ever worried about potential disasters in our state? How will you be notified? How much time will you have to prepare? Learn more about ISAWS - Idaho State Alert & Warning System, now available to citizens in the State of Idaho. Read more and find the necessary links to sign up for this early warning system...
Did you know that that Post Falls Police Department has a tool to assist in the identification and location of children and adults with mental and physical disabilities who wander away from their homes or care facilities?
The Post Falls Police Department is asking the community for their assistance in improving our community, by reporting suspicious activities.
It is the Post Falls Police Department’s intent to improve public awareness of indicators of criminal activity in our community, and seek your assistance by reporting any suspicious activity to the Police Department.
We are very fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteer Chaplains serving the Post Falls Police Department.Our Chaplain program was expanded in 2010 by adding one additional Chaplain bringing this unit to four. Meet our Chaplains…
The Post Falls Police Department is pleased to announce the development of a new awareness program: “Suicide Awareness; Hope for Everyone….All the Time.”
In a response to the growing number of suicide threats, the Post Falls Police Department felt it is important to provide further assistance to these individuals. The Post Falls Police Chaplains will attempt to make contact with either the person who has made suicidal threats or the family and friends of the individual. The Chaplain's role is not to diagnose, provide treatment or therapy, but to simply provide support and referrals to community resources.