Tuesday, February 19, 2013

INTRODUCING THE KANSAS CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AREA COMMAND INITIATIVE!!!



The latest effort to combat Kansas City violence and homicide . . .

Chief Darryl Forté approved an East Patrol Division pilot program called the Area Command Unit (ACU).

“The ACU will attack violent crime while simultaneously building and maintaining positive community relations,” according to a January 14 department memo. “The ACU will rely on real-time data from several sources and will partner with Kansas City No Violence Alliance (KC NoVA) and the Law Enforcement Resource Center (LERC).”

Notice that a major part of this effort will focus on taking guns off the streets.

Also, a bit of evidence of the initiative's effectiveness . . .

“By focusing on and prosecuting those directly involved in violent crime, we will be able to interrupt the criminal networks in the city,” he said.

The Area Command pilot program already is proving to be a success. Just in January, they recovered: 11 guns, three stolen vehicles, 19 grams of cocaine, 56 grams of meth, 534 grams of marijuana, 12 ounces of PCP and $3,032 in cash. ACU will grow to encompass the other inner-city patrol divisions.

“The overall unit is already expanding to the Central and Metro Patrol Divisions, hopefully by the end of February, and will consist of a captain, four sergeants, 18 officers and three detectives,” Paulson said. “Each unit will be housed at its respective division station to stay responsive to the needs of each station and to be able to interact and pass on information to the officers in those divisions.”
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42 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Zzzzzzz.... sick and tired of the same lies. Everybody pat yourselves on the back for nothing.

Anonymous said...

"Just in January, they recovered: 11 guns, three stolen vehicles, 19 grams of cocaine, 56 grams of meth, 534 grams of marijuana, 12 ounces of PCP and $3,032 in cash."

So what?

That only means these assholes have more to steal from the evidence lockers and party with while the city continues to go straight to Hell.

KCPD is a JOKE.

Welcome to Detroit, circa 1990.

Anonymous said...

KCPD "leadership" = A Bunch Of Fucking Rubes

Anonymous said...

Smoke n Mirrors, folks! Outside of the cronies in ACU, the majority of district officers have quit on the chief. Fact. No one gives a shit anymore. Fact. No one does anything; answer your calls; take a few reports; and that is it! Bare minimum, folks. I don't care which shift it is...bare minimum!

ACU will come and go like every other proactive unit has...fact! The PD is imploding...fact! The commanders don't give a shit. The sergeants definitely don't give a shit. And the officers, well, the don't give a shit! The PD is a joke. Embarrassing actually. It's simply a check...the city and it's leaders are worthless. Dirty ass turds. Fact!

Anonymous said...

Patrol is the backbone of this department. However, the patrol guys/gals are treated like shit on a daily basis. I've seen it first-hand. There's a big difference how folks are treated outside of Patrol. And a majority of the upper command staff cant understand why patrol (especially the tenured officers) dont give a shit anymore. I could say a hell of a lot more, but I would probably give my identity away. I would like to keep my butter bars intact.


peace out/stay safe. A few of us know how hard being in Patrol is nowadays.

Anonymous said...

KCPD the acronym department.
When all else fails use more acronyms.
"HOT SPOT,Shot-Spotter, PAL, DARE,etc. More Bullshit programs that do nothing and here comes another one.

Anonymous said...


Don't forget to grab a KCPD bullshit sandwich on your way out of the press conference.

If there's one thing KCPD has in surplus, it's bullshit.

Anonymous said...

KCPD is just an embarrassment.
Who do they think they're fooling.
More busy work BS so you look like your doing something.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to you 5:36 if you truly are a commander of this shitty PD

Anonymous said...

Its not the unit thats bad. The unit could actually do some good and be an asset. Its the shitty doublecrossing backstabbing underhanded way the people were picked. They chose unqualified people for some of the spots. There shouldve been a selection process instead of using the buddy system. I know for a fact that district people are pissed and are going to boycott this unit. I say go for it. Show them that if this is how theyre going to do things then regular guys arent going to help. Fuck em and their new unit!

Anonymous said...

Get a life 714. That unit is full of excellent cops. Maybe if you busted your ass, you could be part of the good'ole buddy system.

I would like to say though, they should pick a different commander to lead these folks. This certain individual likes to make things up especially when he observes video from the dash cam and tries to get a cop fired. He definitely don't have your back.

Anonymous said...

Does his last name start with a "P"

Anonymous said...

if you don't trust your capt 7:42 then maybe you should transfer out. But I'm willing to bet you won't because you won't feel "special" being in this new unit. jack-off

Anonymous said...

Oh Goodie! We are going to save some more hooker crack hoes.

Anonymous said...

Where are they getting these officers to fill the positions? They are from the recruit class that should have been filling spots from all the retirements the last six months. Good luck getting a day off over the summer months....

Anonymous said...

another reason why patrol sucks. it used to be a fun gig

Anonymous said...

At what point are all you cops gonna stop bitching. Will it be after your second step increase in March? First it was about the money, now it's the command staff, or I wasn't picked for the kickball team. Holy shit, it's getting old. Do your fucking jobs, quit your bitching, and start making a difference, or get the fuck out. I can say this because I am you, only I do my fucking job on a daily basis. All the young officers are the problem. You believe you are entitled to something, but you just don't know what it is. You are entitled to an honest days pay for a hard days work, which most of you don't do. At what point will you understand your influence is non existent. If you bust your ass, you will get to where you want to go. If you are like 70% of district who only answer calls and bitch about everything, no one will want to take you to a specialized unit. If you work your ass off, you will go where you want to go. With that being said, being black or hispanic can't hurt your odds either. Put up or shut up. Either way you sound like a bunch of bitching pussies.

Anonymous said...

Holy shit thats the funniest truest shit I have read on here in a long time. Kudos 1108

Anonymous said...

He retired

Anonymous said...

Well said. Sad but true.

Anonymous said...

1108 is delusional. Its not hard work that gets you anywhere on the department and he knows it. It's who you know 95% of the time. I know A LOT of great cops who have busted their asses like crazy and gone nowhere because they were not friends with the right people. I've seen it countless times over my 20+ years. Yes ive been here a while and yes I've been promoted a couple of times but that still doesn't change anything. Im here to tell you that Patrol officers have absolutely quit on the chief and the command staff and I do not blame them. If I were an officer again I would tell them to shove this new unit up there ass and I would not help them at all. Oh, and my sage advice to them is to be very very careful around the captain who is running that unit or you are likely to find a knife in your back. I've seen it happen. Im biding my time until retirement. Ive stuck up for my officers on several occasions lately to the detriment of my career but I'm at the point now where who really cares anymore. Thank god they finally got their couple steps because God knows the officers are the only ones with any backbone left on this f****** Department.

Anonymous said...

1108 is an idiot and totally and completely clueless about how this place runs.

Anonymous said...

Being black or hispanic? Man youre an idiotic shitbag huh? Crawl back to your hole you turd so we can flush you

Anonymous said...

You are still an officer.

Anonymous said...

109, you're a 5-7 year officer at best. Good try. Your lack of life experience exposes you. No way a Captain who is worth a shit gets on here and talks in that elementary tone. I'll give you that having good friends helps, but eventually good friends run out or are happy where they are. The good ole boy network can only extend so far, at that point hard work speaks for itself.

247, you obviously don't know how this department works. I can give you countless examples of untouchable minority officers. If you don't understand that, then you are probably one of them. That's okay, I'd use the card if I had it. I ain't hating because of it, and have no ill feelings towards any minority officers. They bust thier ass and put thier life on the line same as I do. Many are my friends, and my friends who are black will tell you the same thing. I'm not a turd for stating fact, it is what it is. This is what life has dealt the department. Sit down, take a bite, and move on. You are not going to change this aspect of the department no matter what you do. Even a lawsuit won't change this department. Deal with it, and get your lazy fucking asses back to work, and stop bitching like you deserve something for breathing air.

Anonymous said...

I'll even go a step further and say that I am in a specialized unit, no not the ACU. Lets assume you were officer Y. If you as officer Y made the list to come to my unit, and the guys and gals in my unit didn't know a single person left on that list. We would start by calling our friends and getting thier opinion of you. If my friends and other guys friends say you're good to go and work hard, you stand a chance of making a specialized unit. If my friends say all you do is bitch and moan and only handle calls then you'll probably stay in your sector a while longer. This is why. When you are in a specialized unit, you spend the entire work week with everybody. It's not like district where it's you and your partner and you never see anyone else except for roll call and QT. You literally spend more time with the guys in your unit than with your family. For that reason, you have to "play" well with everyone. Call it the good old boy network, but it comes down to can I put up with this guy for 40 hours a week. I can teach a monkey to do any job on this department, but I can't teach a monkey acceptable social skills inside of a cohesive unit.

Anonymous said...

Bravo 9:37....that was Touching. NOT!

Anonymous said...

question...why is any unit outside of patrol considered "special?" Are you really "special" or just wanting out of patrol? It seems to me that patrol/field/district is where the real work happens. "Special" equals support units. Support units can't do anything without the help of the district officers. Unfortunately it appears the district officers are always the ones recieving less credit, less recognition and looked down upon. Remember where you come from.

Anonymous said...

444 is right and as for the post above I dont think that guys a 5-7 year officer at best. He sounds like a tenured guy to me. Probably a commander but who knows. I know several captains and a couple majors who are just as disgruntled as 5-7 year officers. I say fuck the city, fuck the commanders, fuck the people who call us pussies and say get back to work, and fuck most of the shitbag citizens of this shitbag city. Oh, and fuck the acu. Not gonna work.

Anonymous said...

I heard several people talking last night in the station who are vowing to not cooperate with the new acu and not share info, work with them, or help them out. I couldnt have been prouder of the people I work with. If the dept is going to start a unit like this and not give everyone a chance to try out then I hope people band together and make it fail. Thats the only way the dept will learn. Screw em.

Anonymous said...

You obviously watch too much TV. The pd has problems....but that isn't it.

Anonymous said...

Butter bars huh? Funny using a term referring to lieutenants...which doesn't exist in the Kcpd. Nice try.

Anonymous said...

I have worked for KCPD for over 25 years and have enjoyed every day of it. I have had lots of crappy assignments and have always spoken my mind. I have also had some of the best assignments on the department. I don't understand what is keeping the young officers from busting their butts and having a great time making some of the most exciting arrests and having stories to tell all their non-police friends. I have several specialized units and the squads pick who will be the next member of that unit. I guarantee that if you don't work hard and have a good recommendation from your peers, you will not be chosen. I wish I could figure out why everyone is so disgruntled and turn it around so work is a blast and we can focus less on bitching and more on being proud and productive.

Anonymous said...

Lmao @ 9:16! If you've been around for 25 yrs and you can't figure out what the problems are then you obviously live under a rock! Nice try though...

Anonymous said...

Thats because 9:16 is most likely a captain or above.

Anonymous said...

we had our chance to turn things around, if only the bopc had choosen one of the outside candidates for chief. but nope. dumbasses listened to the city council, picked from within, and chosed the little chimp to band the symbols. oh and 9:16 you are full of crap!!!

Anonymous said...

If the kcpd doesnt get an outside chief within the next year, there wont be a kcpd left to save. Mark my words. We're losing too many qualified people and replacing them with too many unqualified people. The dept is circling the drain. The kcpd that hired me 15 years ago isnt the same kcpd of today. Change isnt always bad, and a dept has to evolve, but the changes we've instituted are bad and we've evolved in a negative way. Officers have lost faith in their command staff, the justice system (mainly jackson county) their chief, the kc city government, and the employment section. Its gotten to a critical point that if not corrected will forever change the kcpd in a way that will really hurt the city residents. Its the good ole boy network ran amuck and the people of kc will ultimately pay the bill.

Anonymous said...

I know probably a dozen guys/gals in my station alone that see the writing on the wall and are actively looking for jobs elsewhere. Its almost funny if it werent so sad. Commanders are clueless and this new acu has perpetuated the believe that it's who you know that gets you places and not who you are anymore. Now the chief is getting rid of the captains process and making it an appointment position which further drives that point home. For guys that aren't in the inner circle they might as well hang it up.

Anonymous said...

I have been on almost 10 years, I have no discipline in my personnel jacket, ive received almost 50 letters of commendation, and I work hard yet I can't get to the units I want to get to. I have a lot of friends on the department but I managed to piss off a very popular Sergent who has been in violent crimes division and narcotics and vice division and he has managed to keep me out of everywhere I want to go with a few well timed phone calls during selection processes. Unless I want to go to some crappy unit for several years I'm pretty much screwed. This is the case for several other guys that I know and now they're careers are either on hold or over because they've made the wrong person angry. Every single unit needs a green top selection process regardless of what it is to allow everyone an equal shot at making it. Like it or not, the kcpd is run by two competing cliques that each have their piece of the pie and tolerate each other but if youre not in those cliques you have no chance of going anywhere on the dept worth a shit. Thats the sad reality.

Anonymous said...

That is true about 90% of the time.

Anonymous said...

If you're a tool, you're a tool. Can't help you. Take the Sgt test and make the best of it. Tools end up getting promoted quicker than good hard working officers, so eventually you will be running the department. Hang in there, you will be the one we bitch about in ten years.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tac