Tuesday, May 16, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY POWER PLAYERS PUSH FOR OUTSIDER HIRE OVER 1ST LADY TOP COP PROMOTION AMID SEARCH FOR NEW POLICE CHIEF!!!
Right now the Police Board is on the cusp of a groundbreaking move that would recommend the appointment of the first female Chief of Police in Kansas City history. Opposition from within the department and throughout Missouri hopes to prevent this bit of leadership progress.
To wit . . .
LOOK FOR POLITICOS TO START TALKING ABOUT KANSAS CITY POLICE "CULTURE" AMID A PUSH TO SEEK NEW LEADERSHIP FROM OUTSIDE THE DEPARTMENT!!!
Personally, most of the names being thrown around are all fine prospective leaders . . .
But the reality is that the selection of a new Kansas City Chief of Police is a secretive, byzantine and highly political process with community participation put on mostly for show.
Kansas City voters have absolutely no say in the matter and very little checks or balances against public officials who make this decision thanks to the state-run department - The selection of a Chief is actually one of the more apt arguments in favor of City Hall KCPD control.
Still . . . The top cop audition wasn't as fun last night according to insiders and the real impact is that the Gov. and the Missouri GOP hegemony looking to make an EPIC impact here in Kansas City by way of tougher law enforcement and a departure from past administrations.
And so we put the question to our blog community . . .
SHOULD THE NEW KCPD CHIEF COME FROM WITHIN OR OUTSIDE THE DEPARTMENT???
You decide . . .