Monday, May 08, 2017
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY 61% HOMICIDE INCREASE HIGHLIGHTED AMID SEARCH FOR NEW POLICE CHIEF!!!
The quest for a new Kansas City Chief of police begins this evening.
Here's an important reminder about KCMO public input into the process and the first meeting that starts across the bridge.
Tonight's meeting: 6:30 to 8 p.m.: May 8 – Maplewoods Community College Arbor Room, Campus Center (CC10), 2601 N.E. Barry Rd.
More interestingly . . .
THE HORRIFIC KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE SPIKE OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS IS HIGHLIGHTED IN THE JOB NOTICE FOR THE NEW CHIEF!!!
A few lines we've pulled from the brochure . . .
Qualifications: "The Chief of Police will be expected to demonstrate and promote the highest standards of personal and professional conduct. The Ideal Candidate will have an open style of management and will work collaboratively with City leadership (City Manager, Mayor and City Council, and Executive Management Team), community stakeholders and members of the Department. The Chief of Police will be considered a progressive leader and be recognized for being an ongoing contributor to the advancement of the profession. KCPD’s next Chief of Police will also be well-versed in all operational and administrative aspects of a modern progressive police agency . . ."
Compensation: "The salary range for the Chief of Police is $80,220 to $189,768 per year and placement within the range is dependent upon experience, qualifications, and professional achievement. In addition, a generous executive benefits program including car allowance will be offered and may include relocation assistance."
"Over the past three years, homicides have increased 61% from 78 homicides in 2014 to 125 homicides in 2016, and is continuing the upward trend in 2017. Most homicides were committed with firearms, and violent crime is concentrated within certain geographic areas of the City."
Selection process: "The results of this meeting will be a select group of 5-6 top tier individuals (“Focus Group”) that will be required to sign a release form in order to proceed further in a Public Forum."
Developing . . .