Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SHAME!!! AMID 2017 MURDER SPIKE MAYOR SLY & CITY HALL TARGET KCPD BUDGET WITH DEAD TREE MEDIA HELP!!!

Face it . . . The "overlap" meme is just another way to get rid of jobs that require a specific KCPD skill set and orientation . . . But that didn't stop this biased argument from being played out in the newspaper. Take a look:

If you think KC and police spend millions on overlapping office functions, you're right

Kansas City Councilman Scott Wagner was "shocked" when he found out the Police Department's human resources operation was the same size as the city's. The city has twice as many employees. But that disparity was just one example from a report that tallied $38 million in similar administrative functions between the city and the Police Department.

11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

finally, a good-government article in the star! bravo!

Anonymous said...

Boy, talk about bad management: The terrible crime statistics speak for themselves as to incompetence, but this exposure of gross waste adds icing to the cake.

Hyperblogal said...

The city did a staffing study and the police did a staffing study. That's kind duplication too.

Anonymous said...

wait till they do the fire deptartment! Then it will be triplicate!!!

Anonymous said...

PD gets audited most by the city. There's always some kind of audit going on. Don't look for audits on the the FD, Water Dept, Mayor's office, etc. Ain't gonna happen.

Anonymous said...

They did the staffing study together, you idiot.

Anonymous said...

Tony, explain to me how it takes "KCPD skill set and orientation" to run IT, fleet, procurement or any other administrative function. Police departments all across the country are part of a city government and function just fine with consolidated services. An ink pen for the Fire Department writes the same for the Police Department and the Water Department. KCPD continues to request money for more officers on the streets. Maybe they should stop doing administrative work and let the City do it for them. All that money saved (through atrition over time so no one would be fired) could sure put a lot of police on the streets.

Anonymous said...

9:06... nope, the article clearly states the City's audit was completed last month and the PD's SEPERATE audit is due in May... you idiot.

8:47... maybe they get audited more often because they are 44% of the ENTIRE city budget. Let that sink in, the department that is presiding over a significant increase in murder and violent crime also spends more than any other department.

Face it, Forte bailed from a sinking ship. The morale in the dept is horrible, the clearance rate is abismal, and apparently, they can't efficiently manage back-office functions.

Anonymous said...

Administration of the department is under state statue. By law they can't be combined. They're violating the law by combining the city IT and the pd IT. But the BOPC has failed to hold Forte accountable. Forte has lied under oath twice and they have failed to do their job.

Anonymous said...

If the City is providing more than twice the amount legally required, but that's not enough for it to operate (came back to city council for more money during budget hearings). Maybe the BOPC should be looking at ways to cut costs, such as shared services with the City. Things are outsourced every day in government to save taxpayer dollars and to be more efficient. Why not outsource those administrative functions to the City and have no operating fees associated with it? Sounds like more money for cops to me.

Anonymous said...

The question I have, why is KCPD so special and unique from all the other police across the country? Should the state statute that everyone talks about be changed? I heard St. Louis changed it. Why shouldn't KCPD be part of the City government like everyone else? Really curious to hear thoughts on this as I am someone that is new to the area last year. I just don't understand the current reasons to keep it under state control.