Tuesday, January 16, 2018
KANSAS CITY TOP COP REVEALS 2018 PLAN TO REDUCE CRIME!!! WILL IT WORK???
An effort touting tech, community outreach and social services along with more cash seems to be the focus of this latest effort . .
KCPD CHIEF'S BLOG: Our 2018 goals: decrease violent crime, increase community involvement
Highlight . . .
I am optimistic as Kansas City starts 2018. Slowly this city is starting to realize that the crime in Kansas City needs to be addressed from several different angles, not just through the police and enforcement. Some of the partnerships that have great potential in 2018:
- The Police Foundation of Kansas City, a private/public partnership that is bringing cutting-edge technology to this city to help reduce violent crime.
- Soon there will be social workers at every patrol division. This will be another private/public partnership aimed at increasing the ability of field officers to follow through on issues they find while working in the field.
- The TIPS Hotline, part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, recently raised the reward money for information on homicides from $2,000 to $5,000.
Closing line . . .
"Twelve short months from now will let us know if the aforementioned direction, cooperation, initiatives, and enforcement activities have reduced crime. The executive staff at KCPD will continue to evaluate, research and implement strategies that work on reducing violent crime so Kansas City is no longer on the ten most-violent cities list. That is just the first big hurdle toward the goal of making Kansas City the safest city in America."
Read the whole thing.
Again . . .
WILL THIS PLAN REDUCE CRIME IN KANSAS CITY???
You decide . . .