Wednesday, November 01, 2017
KCPD Touts Transit Unit Amid Increasingly Dangerous Kansas City Commute
Last year our blog community touted the need for a Kansas City Transit Authority and our posting on the topic impacted local policy . . .
Here's the new top cop noting increased security amid the season of violence for patrons of the bus and streetcar . . .
KCPD Chief: Partnerships increase safety on KC's public transit
Money line . . .
"Last year, we established a Transit Unit with the KCATA. Two officers are assigned full time to patrol bus stops and routes and respond to any incident involving a KCATA bus . . .
"I’ve also lost track of how many great social media posts we’ve gotten from people riding the Streetcar who are happy the police are there. They often send us pictures they’ve taken with the officers and say how much they appreciate the officers’ presence and positive attitudes."
Read the post in its entirety.
This year there have been fewer attacks and shootings involving but that might be related to a crackdown on public information rather than increased security.
The KCATA serves hundreds of miles of local streets and police patrols couldn't possibly secure all of it. Meanwhile, tourists and hipsters aboard the toy train streetcar enjoy a disproportionate amount of police protection compared to denizens of the bus in order to secure City Hall's sketchy investment.
You decide . . .