Click it or Ticket Campaign
Kingman Police Department will be participating in the National Click It or
Ticket Campaign which will be running from May 20-June 3, 2013. Enforcement officers will have a zero tolerance
approach to seatbelt violations during this time. In 2011 KPD found 150 seatbelt violation. That number dropped to 130
in 2012. It is hopped that the number will be even lower. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness of the
seat belt laws in Arizona and minimize the chances of being injured in a crash.
In Arizona, the 497 vehicle occupant (both drivers/passengers)
fatalities in 2010, restraints not in use 47% of the time which resulted in 232 deaths.
In 2012, seat belt usage in Arizona reached nearly 82%, an increase of
2% since 2008. The noted increase is attributed partly to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) funded
statewide enforcement campaigns, enhanced earned media, and extensive outreach support of educational and public
awareness activities. Last year the Kingman Police Department issued
Seat belt and child safety seat use have a proven record of
significantly reducing the chance of death and injuries of passengers in vehicles involved in traffic accidents.
Arizona is both a secondary and primary enforcement state, those drivers
and passengers who choose to not use their seatbelts will be cited when stopped for another violation. However, officers
who observe vehicles on the roadway who are in violation the child restraint law can be stopped as a primary violation.
In 2012 Arizona law changed for passengers between the ages of five and eight and who are not more than four feet nine
inches tall are required to be in a child restraint system.
The purpose of the campaign is for the Kingman Police Department to
engage in aggressive traffic enforcement with a "zero tolerance" approach to seat belt and child safety violations.
Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run (AZLETR)
to Benefit Special Olympics Arizona
On April 20th local law enforcement participated in the 2013 Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run (AZLETR) to Benefit
Special Olympics of Arizona. KPD hosted the first leg of the run, which began at 9:00am at Centennial park in Kingman.
Participants ran, walked or biked either a 1.8 mile or 2.9 mile route. Over 41 people participated. Over $1000.00 was
raised to benefit Arizona Special Olympics. The event is organized each year by KPD Ofc. Rochelle Finney.
AZLETR Mission Statement: The mission of the Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise funds and awareness for
Special Olympics Arizona statewide. We carry the Torch representing the Flame of Hope and dedicate ourselves to helping
Special Olympics Arizona throughout the state.
Kingman Police Department Jr. Police Academy
The Kingman Police Department Jr. Police Academy is NOW accepting applications. Eligible grade levels are 5th, 6th,
7th, and 8th grade for this school year.
There will be two different academy’s, with the first one starting June 3rd- June 27th. The second academy will be from July 8th- August 1st.
There is a $35.00 registration fee to cover uniform shirts and Academy book. Selection for the Academy is done
through a lottery process and all applications must be in by Friday, May 3rd, 2013. Applications can be picked up from school, or from your school Resource Officer.
This will be a fun time for all and some of the classes that will be taught are Crime Scene Investigation, The use of
the K-9, Trial and Court Procedure. There will also be field trips to the Western Arizona Law Enforcement Academy (WALETA), the Mohave County Juvenile
Detention Center, Mohave Community Challenge Course, the Aquatic Center in Lake Havasu and the Department of Public
Safety Crime Lab.
Be sure to get your applications in and if you have any questions you can contact School Resource Officer Stacey Mayo
at 928 753-2191.
Members of the KPD Honor Guard joined by members of the MCSO and MTC Prison Honor Guard during a recent community event.
Coffee with Cops
Coffee with Cops is a community outreach program. KPD holds these events at different times and locations throughout the city on a quarterly basis. The events are advertised and posted, inviting anyone in the community to come
and share a cup of coffee with members of the department. The idea is to make ourselves more accessible to the general public for questions and comments. The Kingman Public Safety Mobile Command Post is usually the meeting point and makes the event easier to
The next Coffee with Cops event has not been scheduled at this time.