Friday, July 21, 2017

TKC QUESTION: WHO SHOULD BE THE NEXT KCPD CHIEF AND WHY???

We've been honest about our opinion here . . . Major Rick Smith is our fave in this contest. Some of the comments on both sides of the issue have been informative and heartfelt. Here's once more chance to speak up before the public hearing. Checkit:

Meet the two KCPD Police Chief finalists

A public hearing is scheduled for July 27

36 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Neither of them are qualified. Smith has been with KCPD for 28 years and that alone should disqualify him, because KCPD is so inept and worthless. The other guy is from Norman. A college town?

Anonymous said...

I've known Rick his entire career. He has been an outsider with the current team, but worked to help the community. His troops love him and will work for him. He will cut the size of command and put people back to work. He's been in Tac, Investigations and understands how to lead troops. KCPD isn't inept, our senior commanders are. They blindly followed Forte, who considered his troops racists and scared. It's time to have a chief who will have the respect of the troops because he actually has been there. Not one of our deputy chiefs have ever been cops. They spent their time trying to be chief. This is the day we all knew was coming, not one of them showed any back bone. They never stood up to support the troops. Their time has come and passed. Hire Major Smith and we will follow him, we love this city and department. He can lead, he has been an outsider here. He will promote leaders, not people that will tell him yes all day.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for you comment 6:53 AM

I was wanting to read what people said about him that actually have inside information on what type of person this guy is, I hope he gets it.

Like others have said that guy from Norman would be in over his head going to a town this size with this much crime problems. It will be interesting to see what changes Smith makes if he's given the position.

Hey if Smith doesn't get it lets all cry racism!

Anonymous said...

Neither of them are qualified. Smith has been with KCPD for 28 years and that alone should disqualify him, because KCPD is so inept and worthless.

The other guy is a negro.

So, Smith should get it. He's not a negro is why.

Anonymous said...

Whites build and blacks destroy.

But we can make an exception. Let's destroy Black Run America. It's a miserable failure of an experiment.

Anonymous said...

I read comments that Chief Humphrey made after being asked how he would handle the exploding crime problem in Kansas City and I was completely baffled by his response. One paragraph of cliches and political correct words that made absolutely no sense. This, to me, is an indication of a very shallow thinking individual .

Anonymous said...

To have come up with these two "finalists" represents a complete failure by both the executive search company (which was paid how much?) and the Board of Police Commissioners.
The individual from the much smaller department doesn't even come close to being able to address the KCPD, an organization clearly in need of a major overhaul and cultural transformation. He appears to be the throwaway out-of-town candidate, just like occurred in the last go-around that ended up promoting Forte'.
The other is a KCPD lifer who is touted as knowing how things work in KCMO and lots of people who have been a part of policing in the city for years.
There was just a consultant's report that pointed out that:
KCPD was top-heavy and overstaffed at senior levels.
At least 30 officers needed to be added to the ranks.
KCPD deployed what resources it has inappropriately and ineffectively.
What's really needed, and has been for a long time, is someone NOT familiar with the department and how it "works" and who will ask WHY things are being done the way they are, WHY resources are deployed as they have been, WHY individuals are in the positions they are, and WHY the city spends the millions it does on phony anti-crime nonprofits without any results or accountability.
Any organization has a culture and personality just like a person and KCPD is in need of an intervention.
A lifer is highly unlikely to undertake that task.

Anonymous said...

What the eff is with that weird-ass smile on the dude? First appearance counts for a lot, and that guy wouldn't inspire me to follow him down that crime-hole of KC. Also, I cannot understand how he was in tac. All those guys that I knew or met over the years were typically strapping, maybe former mil, or ready to kick ass and take names; this guy "appears" as none of the above. The other is clearly an affirmative action hire, just like the last one.

Anonymous said...

Two unqualified candidates. That is what a joke this city has become.

Just the Facts Please said...

I'm not sure I like the Norman guy but I agree with what Super Dave was saying yesterday. It has to be some new blood brought in. This so called Major Smith to me isn't who most of you think he is. If Bill Nigro likes him then you really have to question who is maybe paying off who here.

Norman might be a small town but it does have some low crime rates compared to Kansas City and at least Keith Humphrey looks like a profesional law enforcement officer. And it appears he isn't shy about taking on city council members either.

Anonymous said...

Probably the only problem with Ruck Smith is that his experience has been working for the worst police department in the country. We have pussy cops that are too chickenshit to go after criminals. They all want a desk job.
The other guy, I could easily see wearing a bow tie as part of the uniform and licking Sly's lard ass all day.

Anonymous said...

Rick Smith is over qualified, over experienced, and knows EVERYTHING from the ground up. He is the ONLY logical choice.
Unfortunately, he is the wrong color for the job and so Sly and the boys can't choose him, regardless of his qualifications. Likely, he'll soon be plucked away from KC for a larger, smarter City. Good luck Rick. We will be so sorry to lose you to stupidity and political correctness.

Anonymous said...

I have a sign that needs to be posted on the chief's office door.

WHITES ONLY

Harvard PhD student finds a correlation between race and IQ

Anonymous said...

The local cronies have no intention of letting professionals take the chief job. No one from outside KC who has managed or administered police organizations successfully, and can separate the bullshit from the apple butter, will ever be allowed in because they wont be submissive to these crooked cock suckers. What kind of idiots pick a guy from a city 1/20th the size of the KC Metro and an insider and then try to make anyone believe there was even a process involved?

This is all the more reason the state should take more control of KCPD and get the local boss hog politicians out of the process. This could have been a great opportunity to rebuild a dynamic, tech savvy, progressive modern department. Instead the citizens and front line officers are about to get bent over. Fucking pitiful as hell, but just what you would expect in Kansas Shitty, the sewer of the plains.

Anonymous said...

Let' see...

on the one hand we have an experienced, impressively intellectual, well-liked EMNENTLY QUALIFIED AND DISTINGUISHED CANDIDATE...

and on the other hand we have a honkey.

Wonder who'll be chosen?

Anonymous said...

On one hand we have a candidate from a white suburb in Oklahoma. A city with only two DV homicides in the last year. A candidate who is proud of starting a citizen academy and community policing. Both have been in Kansas City for decades.

On the other hand we have a candidate who has worked in Tac, homicide and a multitude of other assisgnements. When he was in East Zone the community loved him and now in Center Zone he has developed incredible relations with the community there. He just obtained his own mental health advocate in his division. He has experience, knowledge and support of the troops.

Yes, Major Smith has the skills and relationships to lead the department.

Anonymous said...

It had better be the black dude or there will be rioting in the streets.

Anonymous said...

Well the black female who went to Dallas was by far the best qualified candidat and Dallas took her fast. So to all the people who always say race iwill determine who the city picks guess what it didn't . The best qualified candidate was a black woman who decided the incentives that Dallas offered her were far superior then the icentives KCPD gave FORTE

Anonymous said...

We definitely don't need anyone black or a cunt

Anonymous said...

Who in the hell is this guy sucking up already

Anonymous said...

You mean Rick Smith worked in East patrol and the Negros loved him!! That's should disqualify him on the spot. He's a good slavemaster and we can't have that on the plantation

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't for Forte you would've had it Already , be careful what u ask for

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure you understand how affirmative action works.

Anonymous said...

Or was (h)onkey a typo?

Anonymous said...

Well it's funny that everyone knows all these post are done by cops. Real interesting that most are racist post this explains some of why the city doesn't trust cops. Most of you are wife beaters, adulterers and alcoholics but u pass judgment on the citizens of this city. Maybe we need to purge the KCPD of all u vile in the closet racist first then the color of the best qualified candidate wouldn't matter

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately it will come down to race of who gets chosen, that's the world we live in.

Anonymous said...

Actually we need more racists and alcoholics and wife beaters as cops. The problem is, most of them are pussies. We need guys who will shoot first, ask questions later.

Anonymous said...

Nigga gonna stink up the joint.

WITH HIS DEFECTIVE GENETICS

Anonymous said...

KCPD is the biggest joke in Kansas City.
This proves it.

Anonymous said...

A very sad time for Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

So we have to appease the most violent demographic by letting them run things into the ground or else they will throw mass temper tantrums whenever they don't like something that happens? That doesn't work for me.

Anonymous said...

This is so embarrassing for Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

KCPD need to lower it's hiring standards some more..... you know to reflect the community.

Anonymous said...

If u want some new blood pull out your tampon

Anonymous said...

Racist whites created the violent Negro problem , even educated people of color see this. Well you created the problem now deal with it . I'm sitting at home in my white neighborhood laughing while white woman clutch their pearls and white men hide their wives.

Anonymous said...

Do the time smile at the crime collect the shiny dimes as the Nation of Islam leads the murder marches in KC ..U matter KC Cares.