Thursday, October 19, 2017
RAYTOWN RESIDENTS ENDURE REAL LIFE POLICE ACADEMY AFTER COP CUTBACKS!!!
Because it's #TBT let's remember the 1980s classic Police Academy - A screwball comedy about ordinary citizens becoming police officers and their goofy hi-jinks which were mostly just a series of sexual assaults. The first movie was actually pretty funny for its time but probably didn't need 5 sequels.
For better or worse, this scenario is playing out in Raytown amid a budget crisis.
Fox4: City eliminating nearly half of police force trains residents on police work
"Raytown Volunteers in Police Service have incorporated so they can start accepting donations.
"When the Raytown Board of Aldermen cut $3 million from the police department budget, effectively eliminating 17 police officers from the force, it also cut the funding for volunteer-led programs like the Raytown Citizens Police Academy and Coffee with a Cop.
"On Wednesday night, 20 residents were going through training with simulated weapons on various use-of force-scenarios. They included what to do during traffic stops if someone gets out of the car."
Best of luck to these local super troopers in picking up the slack after municipal priorities (or lack thereof) and fading revenue are cutting back police protection.
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