October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For many, home is a place of warmth, comfort and love. It’s somewhere that you know you will be cared for and supported. But for millions of others, home is anything but a sanctuary. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year. To report domestic violence, you can contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or contact your local police department. #CarlisleIowaPD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Carlisle Police Department has launching our 2nd Annual Pink Patch Campaign which started Monday, September 16, 2019. The Pink Patch Campaign is designed to help bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer and to support research organizations in combating this life-changing disease.
During the month of October, CPD officers will have the option to replace their standard uniform patch with the pink version shown above. The pink patches are intended to encourage conversations within our community and to bring awareness in the early detection and fight against cancer.
With a contribution made by the Carlisle Police Officers Association, a limited supply of pink patches will again be available for purchase from now through the end of October. The generated funds raised will then be donated to the John Stoddard Cancer Center Compassion Fund. The Compassion Fund provides cancer patients and their families with support and resources beyond what the hospital is able to provide.
Patches are $10.00 each and may be picked up Monday- Friday 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM at the Carlisle Police Department. Cash or local checks are accepted. We hope that you will join us again in supporting this great cause!
On September 9th’s council meeting, the Carlisle City Council approved a request to place children at play signs in the Juniper and Blue Bonnet Drive areas of the city. What made this awesome request unique was the fact that it was made by a few of our younger citizens. Sammi Dickson and Levi and Noah Schattner (not pictured) obtained over 33 signatures from people in their neighborhood to help support their request. Sammi, Levi and Noah were recognized by the police department for their efforts to promote safety and awareness within their neighborhood and community. Great job guys!
Last Friday, the Carlisle Police Department and Carlisle Fire Department kicked off a joint traffic campaign: Slow Down! School is Back in Session. For the next week, you will see patrol cars and fire vehicles in different high traffic locations around town with lights flashing and special banners displayed. This effort is geared towards keeping traffic speeds down and helping everyone get to their destination safely.
With school starting Friday, CPD would like to remind students, parents and daycare providers about “all things parking and school traffic”.
1) Make sure that vehicles parked legally on side streets are parked on the roadways and not parked partially in residential yards.🌱
2) Make sure you do not park on private property or in business lots where you do not have permission to park. Vehicles are subject to be towed at owner’s expense. 💸
3) For those with elementary students, please make sure you do not leave vehicles unattended in the drop off or pick up areas and please do not double park in the roadways.
4) Obey the crossing guard located at Highway 5 and S. 5th Street and the student crossing guards located at S. 5th and School Street. 🚸
5) Be observant and prepared to stop when flashing amber and red lights are activated and stop arms of the school buses are extended. 🚌🚨🛑
6) Please be mindful of the other parking regulations within the City of Carlisle: Chapter 69
***Parking is prohibited on crosswalks, on sidewalks, within 20 feet on either side of a mailbox📬, in front of or blocking public or private drives, within 5 feet of a fire hydrant, within 10 feet of an intersection, within 10 feet upon the approach to any stop or yield sign, improper use of disability parking spaces, or any other no parking zones identified by City Code. 🚫
7) Lastly, Be patient and courteous to other motorist dropping off or picking up children. After all, we want to maintain a safe and positive atmosphere for everyone.👍
In an effort to help provide safe firearm storage, CPD has cable gun locks available FREE of charge. They can be picked up at the police department during normal business hours or will be available at various police events held throughout the year. We’d like to thank Project ChildSafe for their donation of safety locks and helping us promote firearms safety and education within the community.
Saturday, August 24th, 2019 5-8PM @ North Park
Come join us for walking tacos, music and carnival activities at our 3rd Annual Police and Fire Night Out!!
▪▪Dunk Tank- Feat. Chief Matt Koch & City Administrator Deven Markley (3 balls for $2)
▪▪Water Balloon Launchers
▪▪Fire Extinguisher Training Demonstration
▪▪AND MUCH MORE!!!!!!!