Several programs are offered by the Gardner Police Department to help ensure the safety of the children in our community.
The Gardner Police Department cares about our children that reside in the city of Gardner and would like to share two websites that are open to the public to view regarding registered offenders that reside in our community. These websites are useful for parents, teachers, daycare providers and every person in a child's life. The below links can be used to find registered offenders that may reside in the area of a residence or school. If you have any questions regarding these links, please contact the Gardner Police Department for assistance in their use.
The Gardner Police Department provides fingerprinting for children at the Police Department Building located at 440 E. Main. Parents need to bring with them the fingerprint cards and an officer will then fingerprint your child(ren) and return the fingerprint card back to you for your records. There is no charge for this service and no appointment is necessary. Officers can also become involved in any I-Denti-Kid projects that the public requests they be involved in. If your organization would like an officer to provide fingerprinting for your I-Denti-Kid program, contact the Gardner Police Department to schedule.
The Gardner Police Department also assists the Gardner Parks and Recreation Department with their annual Bicycle Rodeo. Officers participate in engraving identification numbers on your child(ren) bicycle for later identification purposes. Engraving is also available at the Gardner Police Department building on Main Street. There is no charge for this service and no appointment is necessary. If you desire to have your child's bicycle engraved, please be present with them to inform the officer what identification number you desire to be placed on the bicycle.
Informational Material regarding Child Safety
The Gardner Police Department has several informational booklets provided by the National Child Safety Council regarding such topics as: Traffic Safety, School Bus Safety, Drug Safety, Home Alone Safety, Electrical Safety, Gun Safety and much more information to assist children in learning to stay safe. If you are interested in receiving any of this information for your child(ren) please contact the Gardner Police Department at 856-7312 or stop by the Police Department Building and ask an officer for the information.