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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

With May being Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Carlisle Police Department would like to share the following tips:

Share the Road. Remember, the road doesn’t only belong to cars and trucks. Motorcyclists have just as much right on the roadway as any other vehicle, so long as they follow their own vehicle-specific rules and regulations.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings. Because of their smaller sizes, motorcyclists can easily be overlooked, especially if they happen to be riding in one of your vehicle’s blind spots. Before turning or changing lanes, be sure to signal and look over your shoulder. In most vehicles, that is the only way to check the blind spot that the rear and side mirrors can’t spot.

Give Motorcyclists Plenty of Room. Even though they are smaller in size, it’s important to allow motorcycles enough room to travel safely. Give riders a full lane to drive in even if their vehicles only take up part of a lane. And be sure to allow at least four seconds of space between you and a motorcycle in case you both have to stop suddenly. It’s going to take a car that weighs over two tons longer to stop than a half-ton motorcycle!

Drive Defensively. Motorcycles often have the ability to accelerate faster and fit into tighter spaces than most other vehicles. But just because you can drive faster or weave through traffic doesn’t mean you should. Remember, motorcycles are smaller, therefore more difficult to spot, especially when driving fast or erratically. Be courteous on the road, maintain the speed limit, use your signals, and allow plenty of space around your bike.

Wear Proper Gear. Even though Iowa law does not require it, always wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. It could save your life.
#CarlisleIowaPD #MotorcyleSafety #ShareTheRoad

Wash Your Hands, Watch Your Speed

 

 

A friendly reminder from us here at CPD! Wash Your Hands, Watch Your Speed! Across the State, there’s been a dramatic increase in speeding violations at excessively high rates of speed. Please slow down and get to your destination safely.  #CarlisleIowaPD #SlowDown #TrafficSafety #StaySafeCarlisle

CPD Hires New Police Officer

 

At the city council meeting on April 27, 2020, Alex Burditt was hired and sworn in as full-time Police Officer for the Carlisle Police Department. We are excited to have Alex join our team as he brings to Carlisle over 6 years of experience as a deputy with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Please join us as we congratulate and welcome Officer Burditt to Carlisle! #CarlisleIowaPD

 

Beware of Coronavirus- Related Scams

The Carlisle Police Department would like to help you avoid Coronavirus- related scams.

• Hang up these robocalls! Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from scam Coronavirus treatments to work-at- home schemes.
• Verify information. Contact trusted sources to confirm information is correct. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov.
• People coming to your homes offering to disinfect your home or car. Carlisle does not allow peddlers or solicitors to engage citizens without a permit issued by the City.
• Online sellers may claim to have in-demand products, like cleaning, household and health and medical supplies when, in fact, they don’t. Know who you’re buying from and also shop local.
• Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could download viruses onto your computer or device.
• Do your homework. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.

Protect Yourself. If you believe you were a victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement or the Carlisle Police Department at (515) 989-4121

Check out these other trusted websites for safe and reliable information.
www.cdc.gov
www.coronavirus.gov
www.FDA.gov
ftc.gov/coronavirus

 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual assault is a serious and widespread problem across our country as well as internationally. Nearly 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men in the U.S. have experienced rape or attempted rape at some point in their lives. Please join us in spreading the word of positive informed consent, victims’ rights and sexual assault awareness.

You can learn more about sexual assault awareness at https://www.nsvrc.org/saam.

#CarlisleIowaPD #saam #IAsk

Carlisle PD’s Summer Fiss Tix Program

The Carlisle Police Department’s Fiss’ Tix program is starting for the summer! While out on patrol, officers will be on the lookout for kids wearing bicycle helmets, looking both ways before crossing the street and using bicycle hand signals. If “caught” violators will get a “ticket” for a FREE ice cream cone from Fiss’!

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!…….. Make sure to fill out the back of the ticket with the child’s name, address and phone # and at the end of the summer a winner will be drawn to receive a voucher for a new bicycle!

We would like to thank Fiss’ for their continued partnership of this great program!
#CarlisleIowaPD #CPDFissTix

Reminder: Open Burning Prohibited

Now that spring is upon us, the Carlisle Police Department would like to remind residents that open burning is prohibited all year around within the corporate city limits. Open burning, as provided in Chapter 105, Carlisle Code of Ordinances, is defined as the burning of any combustible materials, including but not limited to yard or landscape waste such as leaves and tree limbs. Exceptions include fire pits, BBQ grills and smokers and other fires permitted and approved by the Carlisle City Council.

Alternatives to burning yard waste include:
• The City yard waste facility which is located east of Park Street across the railroad tracks. The facility is open to Carlisle residents at no cost from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM weekdays and 8:00 AM to Noon on Saturdays.
• Compost It! yard waste bags which are available at Carlisle True Value.
• Compost It! yard waste containers are available through Carlisle City Hall by contacting (515) 989-3224. #CarlisleIowaPD

 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Cases of child abuse and neglect are far too common within our communities. On average, more than five children die each day as a result of child abuse or neglect in the United States. There are over 6.2 million reports made of child abuse and neglect each year and over 15 million children witness violence in their homes each year.

The symbol for National Child Abuse Prevention is a blue pinwheel.

To report suspected cases of child abuse, contact your local law enforcement or the Iowa Department of Human Services at 1-800-362-2178.

POSTPONED- Carlisle Police Department’s Shred Event

POSTPONED- Due to the the COVID-19 crisis, the police department is going to postpone our Annual Community Shred Event originally set for Saturday, May 9th. We are going to try and reschedule the event for later on in the summer or fall. Keep an eye out for a new date.

 

Carlisle PD- We’re Here 24/7

Just a reminder that we’re here 24/7 if you need us!

📞Police Department-(515)989-4121 for general assistance. Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.

📞After hours/Non-Emergency Dispatch-(515)961-1122.

📞Emergency Dispatch- 911

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