TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY OUTRAGE OVER POLICE CIO DECISION CONTINUES!!!
There are fewer officers on Kansas City streets and locals are complaining loudly supporting the current rank & file is not taking a priority among the leadership of the department.
Another effort to eliminate a police resource that many local residents value has created the latest controversy for the Chief of Police.
Bryan Stalder officers an comic summary of the sitch and here's an IMPORTANT editorial take on the subject:
Northeast News: Taking the community out of policing
Highlight of this passionate editorial . . .
"Doing away with the CIO position will only serve to place additional burdens on already overworked district officers and sergeants who are running call to call as it is with zero time for proactive policing, a key component to the CIO’s job that often calls for bringing in additional resources and agencies to assist in problem-solving efforts. Fact: Sergeants are already responding to calls for service at a rate 65% higher than ever before. This dog would like to be a fly on the wall when a community leader drops a problem in a commander’s lap then gets told by said commander that it will have to wait until they get back because they’re starting their 3-day weekend. How will this decision make Kansas City’s urban core safer? Answer: it won’t."
Read the whole thing because it's one of the best examples of metro editorial writing this week in Kansas City.
And once again, the controversial leadership style of Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté has created what some are calling a crisis and others believe a necessary step for bringing change to local policing.
You decide . . .