Public Safety

New Haven PD and Sheriff's Department Release Click It or Ticket Enforcement Results

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--Both New Haven Police and Franklin County Sheriff's Departments participated in the National Click it or Ticket Mobilization campaign, which ran from May 20th through June 2nd.

During the enforcement effort, New Haven officers issued seven citations including three for speeding, three for no operator’s license, and one DWI for an intoxicated driver.

In addition, the extra officers were able to stop a rolling domestic violence situation, were present during a reported sexual assault and participated in the capture of the alleged suspect, and stopped a suicidal subject and took the person into custody for treatment.

Shelters And Safe Rooms For Homes Are Important During Tornado Season

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(University of Missouri Extension) The devastation that tornados have created in Missouri and other communities in recent years have caused many people to take a closer look at their vulnerability to natures’ wrath and to make better preparations for surviving future storms.

According to Ken Bolte, agricultural business specialist with University of Missouri Extension, having a shelter or safe room built into or near the home can help protect families from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds.

Sgt. Parks Earns Drug Recognition Expert Certification - 1 Of Only 6000 Worldwide

By Kyle Quick
New Haven, Mo. - At Quick News Now, we feel that it is important for citizens to know about their police department and what our local officers are doing to help ensure the public's safety.

New Haven Police Sgt. Meg Parks (pictured left) recently completed two weeks of rigorous training to become a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), allowing her to scientifically make a determination whether a suspect is impaired or not.

Sgt. Parks’s DRE certification is not one easily achieved.  In fact, of the estimated 13,000 officers in Missouri, only slightly over 200 are Drug Recognition Experts and there are only approximately ¹6,000 DREs certified worldwide.

Six Killed During Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

Jefferson City, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a press release earlier this morning that five people were killed in traffic crashes and one died in a boating accident over the 2013 Memorial Day weekend.

However of the five killed, only two deaths were vehicle accident related in which neither driver was wearing a seatbelt.

A third death occurred after 14-year-old Kaitlyn R. Prater of Farmington, MO, was struck by a vehicle when she was attempting to cross Missouri Route 32.

A motorcycle accident and ATV accident resulted in the other two deaths.  (Details of each death are listed below.)

New Haven PD and Franklin County Sheriff's Dept. Cracking Down This Holiday Weekend

Franklin County, Mo. - You can expect a large increase in law enforcement during this Memorial Day Weekend.

The New Haven PD and Franklin County Sheriff’s Department are among agencies from across the state who will be cracking down on seat belt usage and impaired drivers.

New Haven PD will be joining with statewide law enforcement May 20 through June 3 for an aggressive "Click It or Ticket" mobilization to crack down on Missouri's seat belt violations.

New Haven Police Department Releases Crackdown Arrest Numbers

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

During the recent Youth DWI Enforcement Campaign, the New Haven Police Department made one arrest for an intoxicated driver.

Officers made a total of 99 traffic stops and issued the following citations: six speeding tickets, two stop sign violations, one ticket for Careless and Imprudent Driving, and two for Failure to maintain insurance.

QUICK THOUGHT: Peace Officers Memorial Day - Do You Appreciate Law Enforcement Officers

By Kyle Quick
New Haven, Mo. - Flags at statehouses and federal buildings across the country are at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

While all your major media outlets will cover ceremonies held this week in remembrance of  the men and women who gave their lives to protect others, the other 360 days officers are rarely put on a pedestal.

The next time you see a police officer be glad, the day you rarely see officers be deathly afraid because who is going to protect you?

Big 4 Cell Phone Carriers Unite In Anti-Texting Media Blitz

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DALLAS, Tx — AT&T’s It Can Wait® campaign to end texting and driving was significantly bolstered today by the commitment of Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc. and more than 200 other organizations to join the movement.

Their efforts will support a new national advertising campaign, a nationwide texting-while-driving simulator tour, retail presence in tens of thousands of stores, and outreach to millions of consumers with a special focus throughout the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day—known as the 100 Deadliest Days on the roads for teen drivers.(1)

The 2013 campaign drive will culminate on Sept. 19, when efforts turn towards encouraging everyone to get out in their community and advocate involvement on behalf of the movement.

Flags At Government Buildings in Missouri To Be At Half-staff On May 15 For Peace Officers Memorial Day

JEFFERSON CITY – The flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all government buildings in Missouri will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday (May 15) in honor of Missouri’s Peace Officers Memorial Day, so designated by a 1996 state law.

The day commemorates the sacrifices of the federal, state, county and municipal peace officers who have been killed or disabled in the performance of their duties.

App to Help Save Farmers’ Lives‏ Detects Rollovers and Warns Operators of Danger

Jerett Rion, COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tractor rollovers are the leading cause of death among farmers and claim about 250 lives each year according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

These accidents are deadly because they often occur far away from farmers’ homes or roads and they may be unable to reach a phone to call for help.

Now, University of Missouri researchers have developed an application for smartphones that uses GPS systems to locate farmers who have rolled their tractors.