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2012-07-20
  • Police Department Information
  • Additional Police Department Information – No Parking Sign
  • Additional Police Department Information – Nixle Alerts
  • Halloween Safety Tips
  • Veterans Day Celebration
  • Captain Hart attends National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service
  • No upcoming City of Frontenac meetings

 

Police Department Information

Is your home alarm monitored by the Frontenac Police Dispatch Center ?  This is the least expensive way for you to have your alarm reliably monitored, and any alarm activations are immediately dispatched to police officers without having to go through a third-party alarm center.  We do not charge for false alarm calls.  The service costs only $123 per year, and you can find out more about it on our website at http://www.cityoffrontenac.org/index.php?id=24 . 

Your alarm vendor will still work on your alarm when it needs programming or repair.  If you decide to go with direct monitoring by the Police Department, be aware that some alarm vendors, who do not want to lose your monitoring business, may tell you that your system can’t be monitored by the police, or that the computer system used by the police is not state-of-the-art.  This is simply not true.  The alarm monitoring equipment that we use in our Dispatch Center is the latest type, and it can receive information on the zone trigger that sets off the alarm.  For example, if your vendor lists your front door as Zone 1, our computer monitoring equipment would show a Front Door activation so that officers would know what set off the alarm prior to their arrival.

If you do have a home alarm, regardless of who monitors it, you should test it at least annually.  All you need to do is call your alarm monitoring company ( or if we monitor your alarm, call our 24/7 Dispatch Center at 314-737-4600 ) and tell them that you'd like to test your alarm.  You will have to provide your alarm code when you do this, so have it handy.  Then, you'll just arm your alarm system and open a door or window that has a sensor attached to it.  Remember to make the call to the monitoring plant from a cell phone so that your home phone line can be used by your alarm system to make the alarm call.

If you have any questions about police monitoring of your alarm, please call Police Records / IT Manager Gary McDaniel at 314-373-6531.

Additional Police Information

Help !  Your City provides "No Parking" signs for parties and events to help facilitate traffic flow on your street when you have a lot of guests visiting you.  We have about 100 signs available to lend out, but at present there are only 2 at City Hall.  If you have any of these signs laying around after an event, please return the signs to the sign holder at the rear of City Hall right away so that your fellow residents can use them.

Additional Police Information

Receive Text Message and / or E-Mail alerts instantly from the Police Department !  Last year we had to close Geyer Road for a couple of hours due to cleanup of hydraulic fluid from a truck that leaked onto the roadway. In order to provide instant alerts for these and other types of advisories and notices, your Police Department has setup a Nixle account to provide this to you free of charge. The cell phone text messages and e-mails are secure, and no spam of any kind is generated by the system – you will only see alerts entered by the Police Department. Your cell phone and e-mail information is protected, and is not provided to anyone other than Nixle – which is a subsidiary of the National Law Enforcement Teletype System ( NLETS ) run by the Federal government.

To opt-in for this valuable alert resource, please go online to: https://local.nixle.com/signup/widget/i/298 You will be asked for your cell phone number, your e-mail address, and your Zip Code. If you choose to enter your street location on a subsequent screen, we will be able to send “pinpoint” alerts that may affect only your area, such as a water main break, etc.  NOTE:  If you only want to receive notices from the Frontenac Police Department, do NOT fill in the Zip Code section.  If you fill in the Zip Code section, you will receive notices from ALL agencies in and near that Zip Code.

This system will only be effective if you sign up now ! Please help us keep you well-informed by signing up for Alerts today. If you have further questions about Nixle, please go to their website FAQs at http://www.nixle.com/faqs.html . Thank you for your help with this.

Halloween Safety Tips

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible.
  • Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
  • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
  • When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Veterans Day Ceremony

The City of Frontenac has partnered with the City of Richmond Heights on the Mid-County Veterans Memorial Gazebo. A ceremony will be held at the Memorial on the grounds of THE HEIGHTS, 8001 Dale Avenue, 63117, Saturday, November  9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. All residents are welcome to attend. The ceremony will feature a special recognition for all Vietnam War veterans.

The non-profit is still seeking tax-deductible donations and a flier is attached

For more information, contact Ken Heinz at kheinz@lawfirmemail.com or visit www.vetsmemorial.org

Captain Dale Hart attends National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service


From October 10th – October 12th, 2014, Captain Dale Hart attended the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  Captain Hart was chosen by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in July to act as a Family Escort for one of the 107 families having a family members’ name enshrined at the memorial.  Of those 107, 98 were “Line of Duty” deaths from 2013.  The additional 9 names were from years prior to 1981, before the memorial was established. Captain Hart had the honor and privilege of escorting a family from Missouri.

Lt. Matthew Blankenship with the Marshfield Fire Protection District suffered severe burns in a structure fire on July 13, 2013.  He passed away on July 20, 2013. The family members escorted were his wife, Amanda, two daughters, Brooke and Megan and his son Dylan.  His mother and father, Flecia and Bruce Blankenship. The Saturday Candlelight Service and the Sunday Memorial Service can be seen through a link on the Missouri Fire Service Funeral Assistance Team web site at http://www.mofirefuneral.org/.  Look for links on left hand menu.

Upcoming Meetings

There are no City of Frontenac meetings, the week of November 3rd through November 7th.

2014 FRONTENAC FESTIVAL

2008-05-01
The City of Frontenac would like to thank everyone for making our
2014 Frontenac Festival a success.
Photos from 2014 may be viewed by clicking here.

If you would like to preview pictures of our 2013 festival please
 Select Part 1 or Select Part 2.

Photos are compliments of David Bentley, Bentley Studios

Instant Alerts

2012-01-13

 INSTANT ALERTS FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT !  If you would like to sign up for NIXLE Text Messaging and E-Mail Alerts from the Frontenac Police, please click HERE

Ward and Precinct Map

2011-12-19
Click here to view/print the map.

[ Oct 8, 2014, 7:00 PM ]
Public Works Commission

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Ways & Means Committee

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[ Oct 21, 2014, 7:00 PM ]
Board of Aldermen

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[ Nov 12, 2014, 7:00 PM ]
Planning & Zoning Commission

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