Monday, January 27, 2014


Take a look at the Kansas City Police Department adjusting and adapting their strategy amid increasing local violence to start this year . . .

Hot spot policing undergoes changes

The department’s hot spot policing initiative got kicked up a notch on Jan. 1, with hundreds more officers now working to stop violence in the city’s most troubled neighborhoods.

Chief Darryl Forté launched hot spot policing in May 2012, pulling officers and sergeants in non-patrol positions onto the streets 20 nights a year. Their goal was to combat violent crime in the areas of the city most plagued with it in the Central, East and Metro patrol divisions. The initiative did an admirable job increasing police presence and deterring crime, but Chief Forté realized some changes were needed.

Approximately 340 officers and sergeants now are in the rotation to work hot spot areas. That’s nearly twice as many as last year. The additional help means more officers in troubled neighborhoods at the most key times – 3 to 11 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.


Anonymous said...

I thought the saying was "Nothing Good Happens After 2 A.M." ... 3 to 11 p.m.?

Anonymous said...

So for those of us north of the river, I guess we don't commit enough crimes to deserve police patrols. Is that what it takes to have cops in our area? Because we hardly see any now.

Anonymous said...

More fucking brilliant police policy. Tell the niggers when your going to be out. You can bet one of them has a stolen watch and he will alert the rest when it's 11:01. Just like a troupe of apes in the jungle! Great town to raise a family in huh Ape Mayor.

Anonymous said...

The northland has become the hated "suburbs" and all the excitement of millenials, hipsters, urban futurists, and Sly James, and all the taxpayer money that can be found in any account, is now focused on the bright future of density, diversity, and "vertical neighborhoods".
Northlanders have the job, as do any other residents of KCMO unlucky enough to live anywhere in the city that's not downtown, to be merely the funders of these wonderful world class dreams.
And you'll be able to ride on the streetcar for free! Of course, so will everyone else.
All aboard.

Anonymous said...

the northland needs to secede from kansas city proper.