The Maryland Heights Police Department is committed to providing residents a safe community in which to live, play and work. In addition to our community relations programs and proactive policing techniques, one of the best crime reduction strategies available is the eyes and ears of concerned citizens. By watching for suspicious people or questionable activity, those individuals can help the police reduce, and perhaps even eliminate, some crimes in their neighborhood.
Often, criminal activity is related to drug activity; thieves frequently steal to pay for the drugs they use, and drug dealers take the money without questioning where it came from. Most of those transactions occur wherever it is convenient for both the seller and buyer, regardless of the neighborhood.
If you observe any suspicious activity, consider the following questions and share as much information as possible with police:
What do you believe to be the nature of the drug problem in your neighborhood?
Describe the nature of the activity you witnessed that makes you think it is drug related.
What is the address where you think drug activity/dealing is occurring and what are the names of the residents?
Describe any vehicles you see frequenting the address, including the color, make, model and license plate if known.
What time of day is the activity taking place?
To ensure that this information is acted upon quickly, contact Lt. Matt Delia, commander of the Community Response Unit, at (314) 298-8700. The information you provide, along with your name and address, will be kept completely confidential.