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The Maywood Police Department announces the return of a previous community policing program, police trading cards, along with an accompanying contest.  This program was first held in 1998, 2003 and again in 2017. It was decided to run this program again since there have been many changes to the department since 2017.


The department has a total of 30 different trading cards which involve Maywood Police Officers, K9’s, and other Police personnel.  Participating department members are being issued 500 cards each, which they will normally have with them while on duty.  Each card has a photograph of the officer on the front, along with a biography on the back. The primary goal of this program is to teach the children of Maywood that our officers are friendly, helpful, and approachable, while giving participants a chance to get to meet police officers in the community.  

Maywood children are invited to participate in our trading card contest, in which the goal is to collect one of every card.  Each card will have a number, so participants will know which ones are needed to complete their collection.  We understand that it may take some time to collect each card, particularly since our patrol officers work rotating shifts, may be off duty, or in training.  It is important that children only approach officers when they are not actively involved in a police call such as a car stop, interviewing witnesses, or directing traffic.  Children are encouraged to wave down officers to obtain a trading card, or they and their families are even welcome to stop into the police station at 15 Park Avenue. Officer will also be at the Maywood Avenue School and Memorial School for drop off/pick-up.


Once all 30 cards are collected, the child is requested to stop in police headquarters with their full card set. The first three participants to collect all 30 cards will receive a prize. First place prize will be a Nintendo Switch, second place prize will be an Amazon gift card for $100 and third place prize will be an Amazon gift card for $50.


The Maywood Police Department would like to thank the Maywood Municipal Alliance for their generous donation to help make this program possible.


For further questions about the program, please contact P.O. Benjamin Singer #201-845-2900 Ext.148.

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