Monday, June 10, 2019
KANSAS CITY STILL STRUGGLES TO KEEP 1968 PROMISE FOR MORE POLICE!!!
A recent campaign note reveals that candidates don't know much about the history of Kansas City.
Take a look:
KCUR: Mayoral Candidates Agree Kansas City Needs More Cops, But Police Say There’s No ‘Magic Number’
There are 1,354 sworn members in the department. While KCPD Chief Rick Smith may not have a magic number, he does have a wish list.
“I know I'd like to have neighborhood officers for every sector in the city," says Smith. "That's about 38 more officers just to do kind of neighborhood policing, quality of life issues.”
After some more thought, Smith says 150 more officers would be good.
Credit where it's due, the current Chief knows the score even if political contenders don't.
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! IN 1968 THE KCPD SHARED A MANPOWER GOAL OF 1500 OFFICERS BUT CITY HALL HAS FAILED TO ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN THAT NUMBER!!!
And so a "magic number" does, in fact, exist but is opposed by quite a few political denizens who complain against to much spending on public safety.
You decide . . .