The PACT (Police And Community Together) unit is the Community Relations division of the Richmond Heights Police Department. Created in 1995, the unit was designed to fortify the relationship between citizens and police. We believe that through transparency and positive interactions with those we serve, we can become a stronger, safer community.
To learn more about some of the programs and events we are involved in, please use the drop-down arrows below. Many of the projects and events involving the PACT Unit raise money for our community efforts.
For more information regarding this unit and its programs, please contact current PACT officer at 314-655-3632 or by email PACT@richmondheights.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
The current P.A.C.T. Officer is Officer Odin Spinka. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-655-3632.
If you are interested in hosting a Coffee with a Cop event at your establishment, contact the P.A.C.T. Officer.
Learn more about this program here: https://coffeewithacop.com/
Needles, sharps, and asthma inhalers, and illicit drugs are NOT accepted at the dropbox.
Learn more about this program here: https://takebackday.dea.gov/
To arrange for an officer to attend your event, contact the P.A.C.T. Officer.
This event is designed to raise awareness of anti-crime programs such as Neighborhood Watch. It also serves to bring our residents and first responders closer together, because the more eyes we have in the community, the better we can serve its residents. It's a fun way to get to know your neighbors as well, which also promotes a safer neighborhood.
More information here.
How to Start or Revive a Neighborhood Watch Group
Examples of items needed are notebooks, ruled paper, binders, glue sticks, pens, pencils, backpacks, boxes of tissues, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.
To schedule a tour, contact the P.A.C.T. Officer. Please allow at least one weeks notice.
Substance Tobacco Alcohol Resistance Training (START) is a comprehensive and adaptable substance abuse prevention curriculum for fifth- and sixth-grade students. Over nine classes, students learn about critical issues facing youth today, such as tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, bullying and cyberbullying, peer pressure, and citizenship. Officers will utilize a combination of instructional strategies for student engagement, including interactive learning, lectures, writing prompts, group exercises, and peer-led discussions. Each lesson is focused on helping students understand positive and negative decision-making and providing them with the tools necessary to confidentially express the program’s motto:
“Start by saying NO!”
Unlike other prevention programs, START was created by SCCPD law enforcement professionals with contributions from the St. Charles County Health Department, St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Digital Futures Initiative, and other community partners.
To learn more about the START program, see the SCCPD website here: https://www.sccmo.org/1970/START-Program
In this age of ever-changing means of communication, we strive to be accessible to our citizens across many media platforms. We use social media to provide information on current events, safety tips, and things going on in our community.
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We plan several events a year specifically for our community’s youth. Our goals are to give children a safe place to have fun, foster trust with first responders, and give parents a bit of a break. Some past youth events include sport nights, movie nights, Drop and Shops, and ice cream socials.
We always welcome questions, feedback, and ideas from our community! Contact the P.A.C.T. Officer to chat.