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Sometimes it is necessary to leave children home alone, whether you are at work while they are coming home from school, going to the grocery store, or out handling other errands. There are certain steps you can take to ensure that your children are safe even when home alone.



It’s that time of the year. College students are heading back to school for another semester. They’re heading out to get their books and spruce up their new apartments or dorms. They’re meeting with their friends that they missed over the summer and they are going out to parties. It is an exciting time of the year and it’s a time to enjoy. But this time of year is also a dangerous one. The first six weeks of the fall semester is a period known as the Red Zone. It is a time where sexual assault is more prevalent than ever on college campuses. During this time it is necessary to prepare for situations that could be dangerous. There are certain steps you can take to prevent sexual assault from happening.


On June 24, 2016 WUMC collaborated with the Adam’s Park unit of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis to host the first “ Kids N Cops” day. The goal of the program was to build positive relationships with our youth, the community, and safety personnel. As many as 130 children were present at the event, which took place at the Adam’s Park unit. There, elementary, middle, and high school aged youth had the opportunity to interact with St. Louis City police officers and St. Louis City fire fighters.


Forest Park Southeast 2016 National Night Out is Tomorrow Evening 8/2/16 @ 6:30 PM in Chouteau Park


The Safe Home program is returning to Forest Park Southeast this summer. The deadline for applications is July 31st, 2016.


Cops N Kids Day is Friday June 24th at 11:00 A.M.


Seniors are a key part of our community.  Seniors hold our neighborhood history and they anchor the community as they continue to reside, recreate, and work in the community.  Seniors remaining active, and vital in our neighborhood is essential to our community remaining progressive and relevant.  All of us have a vested interest in the senior members of our community being safe and having a secure home and community to live and be active in.

The following crime prevention tips are intended to reinforce what we already know, and to help fill any gaps where we may see ourselves becoming too comfortable in our routines.



Our Block Captains work with the residents to help build a sense of safety and security in Forest Park Southeast. They also work with law enforcement, to bring the community and the police closer together. Watch this video to get a better sense of how the Block Captain Initiative helps to make FPSE a safer neighborhood to live, work, and play in.

If you are interested in becoming the Captain of your block, please fill out the application by following the link below. Download the application and send it via email within the application, or mail it to 4400 Chouteau Ave.

Block Captain Application

-Dalton Davidson, Safety and Security Intern

This week is set aside to honor victims of crime and look at the many different issues concerning victims and the different ways we can support victims of crime in our communities.  The Forest Park Southeast Community has done a great job of working to support victims.  It’s evident in the revitalization of the neighborhood and in all of the residents I meet that are working towards safety and security in the Forest Park Southeast.  As the neighborhood is a member of the larger St. Louis City community I want to take a moment and recognize that our city does a great job of working to support victims.  We have agencies that have been long-standing members and national leaders in the effort to support victims.    If you find yourself a victim of a crime that occurred in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood, please reach out to the Neighborhood Court Advocate at 314-454-5808 or at  Below is a list of links to resources in St. Louis and Nationally for assistance and support of victims.  These agencies are either direct service providers or can connect you to a direct service provider of victim support.

Crime Victim Advocacy Center – St. Louis City

Office for Victims of Crime – National

Missouri Department of Safety – Missouri

Victim Service Unit – St. Louis City




There has been a large increase in burglaries in the Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood this year. Through the months of January and February there were 12 burglaries, in comparison to 5 burglaries during the same period last year. In light of these burglaries we would like to remind residents to be safe and take some preventative steps. Follow our link here to be directed towards our home burglary prevention tips, or find it under the Crime Prevention Tips menu above. Stay safe this spring and keep an eye out for more news as we move further along in the year.

-Dalton Davidson. Safety and Security Intern