Monday, May 02, 2016
TKC MUST READ!!! KCPD CHIEF REVEALS MASSIVE CUTS TO POLICE FORCE OVER BUSTED BUDGET AMID HOMICIDE SPIKE!!!
Following a weekend marked by homicides and multiple shootings.
The news gets worse for local neighborhoods . . .
To wit . . .
CHECK THIS TRAGIC LIST OF JOBS CUT BY THE KCPD AMID A BUSTED BUDGET BUT SADLY AMONG INCREASINGLY VIOLENT CONDITIONS ON KANSAS CITY STREETS!!!
Here's the word . . .
KCPD Chief: Reducing positions while maintaining service
To balance our budget, we had to decrease our 1,457 sworn law enforcement positions by about 8 percent. As a comparison, that’s about the equivalent of the staffing of a whole suburban patrol division (like South, North or Shoal Creek patrol divisions) and then some. Of course we spread these reductions out to minimize the impact on neighborhoods as much as possible. And not all are in patrol. Some will be detective spots, others are training officers, and more.
Here is how eliminated positions break down in some of the most visible bureaus – Investigations and Patrol:
24 from the Investigations Bureau (includes Violent Crime, Violent Crime Enforcement and Narcotics and Vice divisions)
85 from the Patrol Bureau:
- Central Patrol reduced by 24 positions to 162 officers
- Metro Patrol reduced by 14 positions to 150 officers
- East Patrol reduced by 17 positions to 155 officers
- South Patrol reduced by 13 positions to 94 officers
- North Patrol reduced by 9 positions to 92 officers
- Shoal Creek reduced by 2 positions to 92 officers
- Special Operations Division (includes Tactical Enforcement, Canine, Mounted Patrol, Helicopter and Bomb & Arson) reduced by 2 positions to 81 officers
- Traffic Division reduced by 4 positions to 85 officers.
Read the whole thing at the Chief's website.
You decide . . .