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The Independence Neighborhood Watch Program is based out of the Independence Police Department Englewood Sub-Station.

If you would like me to send you the latest Neighborhood Watch Guidebook, which contains all the information needed to start or revive your watch group, please send me an email requesting one. You can download that guidebook HERE

1717 S. Appleton Avenue
Independence, MO 64052
Officer Matt McLaughlin mjmclaughlin@indepmo.org (816) 325-7643  
Officer Jodi Grooms jgrooms@indepmo.org (816) 325-7647  

To sign up for our neighborhood watch email list. please email mjmclaughlin@indepmo.organd request to be added.

The police department is strongly encouraging citizens to utilize an online tool to request non-emergency police services. Examples of past requests include: traffic and drug complaints, neighborhood problems, and starting a Neighborhood Watch.

This easy method involves simply going online to independence.mo.us/ActionCenter and filing out a simple form. You will be asked to create a free myIndependence account, which will allow you to track the progress of your request. You will leave contact information (telephone/email) so the appropriate police officer can contact you about the issue. You will also explain your request in a small narrative section, and if it applies, an address. It’s that simple! We believe this way of helping you solve problems will be faster and more effective for both citizens and the police department. Certain police officers have specific roles that they perform for the police department. The Action Center allows us to categorize the requests, assign them to the appropriate officer and track them so your needs are met.

Please note: This does not supplement making a formal police report to document a crime or traffic crash. This is also not a method to use for any emergency situation. Still call 911 or the non-emergency number, 325-7300 for these matters.

The source of this contact information is NOT staffed 24 hours a day.
This office telephone number and email address is NOT a place to make Police Reports,
NOT a way to request for a Police Officer to perform an immediate services and is NOT a Tips hotline.

For all Emergencies, DIAL 911.
All Non-Emergency's in Independence, Missouri please dial (816) 325-7300.

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