We believe developing community partnerships plays a vital role in the service we provide to the community. Our goal is to be more accessible to, and accepted by, our community, while providing more efficient and effective services.
In keeping this goal, the dedicated men and women of Page Police Department work with community partners on many special programs in addition to their regular duties.
National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August or October. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.
Coffee With A Cop
Coffee with a Cop is a national program that brings police officers and the community members they serve together over coffee to discuss issues and learn more about each other. The program allows our officers an opportunity to chat with residents about issues that matter in the community.
Serving Our Seniors (SOS)
The Serving Our Seniors (SOS) program started on April 1, 2004. The program was modeled after a program originally started about 30 years ago by the Wolfeboro Police Department in New Hampshire after three elderly people died alone in the residences over a two-month period of time. They decided to have their elderly residents who were living alone check in with the police department every morning.
The Page Police Department felt this was a very worthwhile program and something to benefit the residents of Page. As a result, the Serving Our Seniors Program was started.
Participants call the Page Police Department every morning between 8:00 am and 10:00 am. If the police department does not hear from them, the department calls their home. If there is no answer at the house, an officer is dispatched to check the residence and make sure the person is okay.
This daily contact is very re-assuring to the families of the people living alone. It is also very enjoyable for the Records Section and the Communications Section who have the pleasure of talking to these people every morning.
Anyone interested in joining the SOS Program should contact the Page Police Department at (928)645-4355.
Shop With A Cop
Started in 1998, Shop with a Cop is a community funded program that allows children of families in need to shop with a police officer during the Christmas holiday season. The event is very spirited. 50 to 100 children are chosen to participate. They received $100 for shopping, a meal at a local restaurant and most importantly, they spend several hours visiting with a law enforcement officer. Many smiling faces are sure to be seen! Personnel from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, Department of Public Safety, National Park Service, Navajo Police Department, Page Fire Department, and Page Police Department participate in the annual event.
The following is the qualification criteria for this program.
- Kids must be 5-12 years old
- Live within the approved areas - Proof of residency is required
- Have not participated in the past