Crime & Safety

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This Saturday, the Perryville Police Department will be hosting a free training event at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville on how to defend against an intruder in places of worship.

Safe House For Women

Early next month, the Safe House for Women will be holding a ceremonial groundbreaking in celebration of building a new shelter.


After several years of fundraising efforts for a shelter campaign, the organization has reached the halfway point of their nearly $2 million goal, and has decided to proceed with the project.


Jessica Hill, executive director of the Safe House, says there has been a growing number of domestic violence reports within the southeast Missouri area.


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The Cape Girardeau Police Department recently moved from their previous location on Sprigg Street to their new headquarters located at 2530 Maria Louise Lane. Open houses have now been scheduled for the public to view the police department’s new home.

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Daylight saving time began Sunday, and in addition to setting your clocks forward, did you also check your smoke alarms? The Missouri Department of Public Safety, Fire Division says the time changes in fall and spring serve as great reminders to replace batteries, make sure detectors still work, and install more detectors around the house.

State Fire Marshal Jim Bean says although 9-volt batteries usually last longer than the 6-month period between clock resets, a simple check could save your life.

In an effort to improve traffic flow on Independence Street, automated traffic count devices will soon be installed between Gordonville Road and Sunset Boulevard. Field personnel will be collecting data over the next several weeks to improve congested areas and overall safety of the street.

Public meetings will be scheduled following the traffic study to share potential ideas and recommendations for Independence Street, and projects carried out as a result of the study and public meetings will be funded by Transportation Trust Fund 5.