SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY POLICE COMMUNITY INTERACTION OFFICERS KAPUT!!!
Community news for Sunday in a CONTROVERSIAL realignment of resources . . .
Here's a succinct report that tells us why this is important . . .
KCPD's move to dissolve community involvement officers raises concerns
More deets from Northeast News . . .
KCPD to reassign Community Interaction Officers
Here's a money line about the sitch . . .
During the public meeting on August 20, Forte further explained the rationale behind the reassignment of the department’s Community Interaction Officers. In Forte’s eyes, communities aren’t losing a CIO; they are gaining multiple new CIO’s.
“Every single person should be responsive to you all in that sector,” said Forte. “You’re not losing a CIO, you’re gaining some other people.”
Forte added that he didn’t want to put the burden of an entire community on one police officer.
The logic of the change has obviously met with disagreement from neighborhood leaders and part of an overall KCPD DOWNSIZING TREND amid a tighter budget and fewer officers on the streets.
Is this a tactical switcheroo that's smart or KCPD trying and failing to do more with less?
You decide . . .