Community Outreach and Safety
Ozark, Mo. -- Ozark Police urge residents to be more vigilant about locking vehicle doors after increased number vehicle thefts in the past several months. In each instance, the cars were unlocked and keys were left in the vehicle.
"We have experienced numerous vehicle break-ins recently,'' Chief Tim Clothier said.”In all cases of vehicles being entered, which resulted in thefts, the doors were unlocked. The recent thefts have occurred overnight."
The Ozark Police Department reminds residents to take valuables out of their vehicle for the night, such as cash, purses, wallets and electronics. Outside lights on and motion lights should also be on and notify the police if it appears your vehicle was entered or you observe anything suspicious in your neighborhood.
We have received several reports lately from citizens about a possible scam. The victims receive a call from someone claiming to be with a law firm and advising them they are being sued by a third party. The person tries to get the victim to confirm information such as their full name, date of birth, and social security number over the phone. Never give this information over the phone unless you know for sure who you’re talking to. This will almost always be a scam. If you do receive one of these calls, hang up and notify the Ozark Police Department. This way, we can pass on as much information as we can about the different scams
Community Involvement Opportunities
The Ozark Police Department welcomes the opportunity to have a police officer available for community related events that we are asked to attend. Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts that isn't always possible. If you are interested in having an officer at your special event please contact Police Services Representative Sue Ellen Larimer at 417-581-6600 at the Ozark Police Department We ask that you make your request at least 30 days prior to your function, in order to schedule these appearances. Thank you.
- It Is...a crime prevention program where neighbors look out for each other!
- It Is...a crime prevention program that encourages neighbors to get to know each other so that they can observe and report suspicious activity.
- It Is...a crime prevention program which trains participants on the importance of recognizing suspicious activities, evaluate them and how to properly report them to police.
- It Isn't...a vigilante force working outside the normal procedures of the local Police Department.
- It Isn't...a 100% guarantee that crime will not occur in your neighborhood.
- It Isn't...a program designed for Participants to undertake personal risks to deter crime.
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