Monday, June 19, 2017
KANSAS CITY POLICE AND NOVA CRACKDOWN AMID MURDER SPIKE 2017!!!
Here's a look at the latest plan to curb the climbing KCMO homicide rate as this Summer grows more deadly . . .
It's kinda like the "hotspot" policing idea but without the buzzwords, hype or high expectations . . .
Here's the new plan . . .
KCPD Chief: Additional resources deployed to areas experiencing violent crime, other factors
Here's the word . . .
KC Temp Chief's Blog: "Violent crime does not occur in a vacuum, so we are using intelligence information to deploy resources in an effort to address the myriad issues related to violent crime. This week, we began using officers in some of our more flexible units – Traffic Division, Special Operations Division and Violent Crimes Enforcement Division (the enforcement arm of the Kansas City No Violence Alliance) – to proactively patrol areas that we have identified as experiencing high levels of violent crime and other types of incidents.
"We’re recognizing that certain factors we may previously have thought were unrelated do play together. In areas where you find a lot of fatality traffic accidents and drug overdoses, you also find violent crime. We’re looking at numerous other factors, as well, including drive-by shootings, non-fatal shootings, homicides and more. Our Law Enforcement Resource Center is using that information to identify up to four relatively small geographic zones where additional officers are proactively patrolling and creating an increased, visible police presence . . ."
Read the whole thing.
And so . . .
WILL THE NEW POLICE CRACKDOWN EFFORT WORK TO CUT DOWN ON THE KANSAS CITY MURDER RATE ALREADY SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL???
You decide . . .