Community Outreach

cwc_logo Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together over coffee to discuss issues and learn more about each other. Monthly members of the Paola Police Department will meet at various locations throughout the City between 7:30am - 9:30am.

Note: Coffee with a Cop is a program to improve the communications between the community and the police department. Coffee, or the beverage of your choice, is at your own expense.

Upcoming events include: 


If your business would like to host a Coffee with a Cop, please contact the Paola Police Department.

cops4totsCops for Tots

Organized as a memorial to the late-Sheriff Ken Davis, who had a special place in his heart for helping children, the Cops for Tots program is designed to help Miami County children in need have a brighter holiday season. The Paola Police Department is proud to join forces with the Miami County Sheriff's Office for this program.

Facebook Page

We invite you to follow and like our Facebook Page. Social Media provides a new an potentially valuable means of assisting the department and its personnel in meeting community outreach, problem-solving, investigative, crime prevention, and related objectives.

Fall Festival

The Children's Fall Festival is designed to allow children (as well as adults) an opportunity it see Police, Fire and EMS equipment up close. Participants will be able to speak with public safety officials, see a Police K9 demonstration and enjoy some free snacks.  Children will also have an opportunity to win one of eight (8) bikes in the following age brackets; 1-3, 4-7, 8-12, and 13-16.


Upcoming dates to be announced!

"Be the Change"

The Paola Police Department is proud to inform you of a new initiative we're helping with called "Be the Change". It's a new program which features a series of activism guidebooks that shows everyday citizens actionable ways they can get involved and help solve some of the world's biggest issues- from global warming to income inequality to human rights!

The first guide we are presenting focuses on ways to stop human trafficking. This is such an important issue that still not enough people are talking about, and unbeknownst to many, it's happening right here in the United States. We want to help the public become better informed on the topic; know how to recognize the signs of human trafficking; and find volunteer, fundraising and career opportunities where they can make a real difference. You can check out the guide at the link below:

Be the Change: How You Can Help End Human Trafficking -

Gold Key Program

The Police Department is happy to provide our residents a FREE community program called the Gold Key Program. The purpose of this program is to provide extra care to residents of our community who do not have others to check up on them on a daily basis. Participants will receive regularly scheduled calls from the Police Department to check on their well-being.

 Peace of mind is knowing that if you need help, someone will call. To find out how you can be a part of the Gold Key Program contact the Paola Police Department at (913) 259-3640. (Click here for an application)


Internet Purchase Exchange Location

The Paola Police Department is a Internet Purchase Exchange Location where citizens can complete sales arrangement they've made online.  Individuals will be able to utilize the lit parking lot which is monitored by cameras 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and two special parking spaces have been designed for these types of transactions.  It is still recommended that the front lobby of the police station be used for such transactions.  Just suggesting meeting at the police station can weed out those who may have a criminal intention with the transaction. 

(Click here for the News Release)

Prescription Drug Take-Back

BoxThe Paola Police Department has proudly joined forces with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the Prescription Drug Take-Back Program.  This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.  This program allows citizens to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of these potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for disposal to the Paola Police Department lobby and deposit them into the disposal box.