KANSAS CITY MEET-UP: TKC TALKS WITH KCPD LATINO SERGEANTS GROUP TODAY!!!
Just now concluded a REALLY GREAT AND INFORMATIVE MEETING with a Kansas City Police Department group of Latino Sergeants, a Deputy Chief and some other really cool members of the KCPD.
TKC SHOUT OUT AND THANK YOU TO THIS GROUP OF KCPD PROS WHO DO EXCELLENT WORK!!!
The talk was informative but I'm pretty sure that I learned more . . .
For starters . . . Here's just a brief overview of facts related to Latinos working in the KCPD.
1. There have only been 3 Latinos in the History of the KCPD promoted to the rank of captain
2. The last Latino to be promoted to captain just earned his rank in 2013.
3. Prior to that there had not been a Latino commander since Deputy Chief Ortega who retired in 2006/2007
4. There are approximately 50 captains
5. There has never been a female Latino commander
6. Currently, there are 9 Latino sergeants
7. The KCPD has approximately 230+ sergeants
8. Out of a recent sergeant promotion eligibility list of 40 (2013), there was only 1 Latino to make the list
9. There are approximately 40 Latino officers out of approximately 1400 KCPD officers
Moreover . . .
AS OF THIS WRITING TKC HAS YET TO MEET ANY KANSAS CITY POLICE OFFICER, SERGENT, DETECTIVE OR COMMANDER WHO ADVOCATES A "LOCAL CONTROL" CITY HALL TAKEOVER OF THE DEPARTMENT!!!
Also . . . It was important to learn that new freedom for Missouri political activism for the KCPD is welcomed but might not lead to a political awakening of the organization.
It was a really great meeting and just another sign that Kansas City Police are doing extensive outreach into the community and the local Internets in an attempt to communicate more effectively with Kansas City.
More in a bit . . .