SHOCK!!! KCPD RUN SUCCESSFUL 'COMMANDER CALL-OUT' BY SIMULATING BOMB THREAT @ POSSIBLY UPCOMING KANSAS CITY GOP CONVENTION 2016!!!
Kansas City Police Chief Forté isn't afraid of creating controversy or taking on tough situations.
After taking the job the Chief shook up the department, moved around key personnel and even sped up a few retirements. Recently, the Chief stood against Local Control of the KCPD which shocked a great many elite politicos and represented a significant split with Mayor Sly on the subject. According to people who know . . . The division was related to a bit of East Patrol push back and budget bickering.
But now . . .
IN A MOVE THAT WILL UNDOUBTEDLY RUFFLE THE FEATHERS OF LOCAL CONSERVATIVES . . . THE LATEST SUCCESSFUL KCPD DRILL INVOLVES SIMULATING A BOMB THREAT @ THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IN 2016 THAT COULD BE IN KANSAS CITY!!!
Read the Chief's post in its entirety . . .
KCPD Chief's Blog: Commanders get called out
Check the scenario . . .
"At 1:15 p.m. Monday, I ordered the Communications Unit (this was a test for them, as well) to notify all commanders to report to the Police Academy immediately, no matter where they were or what they were doing. Once there, they were randomly divided into groups and presented with the critical incident scenario: A man wearing an explosive vest walks into Police Headquarters during the Republican National Convention (which Kansas City is hoping to host in 2016) and demands the convention be stopped. We let them take the scenario from there. There weren’t necessarily any right answers. I wanted to ensure a few very basic points were covered – such as activating the Emergency Operations Center and calling an Operation 100 at Headquarters.
Everyone did an excellent job. I was impressed with their teamwork. No one pulled rank, and everyone listened to each other’s ideas. That cooperation is necessary because a critical incident of this scale would certainly be handled by a group of commanders, not just one. Working through this kind of scenario allowed them to activate and utilize all the resources the department has available, such as manpower, specialty units, federal partners, neighboring law enforcement agencies and other city departments like Emergency Management and Fire."
Again, the GOP scenario should raise a few eyebrows even if it does demonstrate a great deal of creativity and might ultimately result in a safer Kansas City for convention-goers and locals alike.
Sadly, not even the KCPD can save Kansas City from the prospect of an upcoming Downtown Convention Hotel subsidized by taxpayers and soon to be proposed by Mayor Sly James in order to lure this big Republican shin-dig.
Developing . . .