Wednesday, September 30, 2020

KCPD CHIEF WARNS: BUDGET CUTS WOULD BE DEVASTATING!!! WHEN YOU CALL 911, YOU WILL LIKELY BE PUT ON HOLD!!!

This morning the Kansas City Chief of police offers a dire warning about the reality of proposed cuts to police that should resonate across the metro.

To wit . . .

THE CHIEF WARNS THAT CUTS WILL 'DEVASTATE' KCPD IN THE MIDST OF A HISTORIC HOMICIDE SPIKE!!!

Here's the word and the most important blog post of the day:

KCPD Chief: Proposed budget cuts would mean loss of 400 police personnel

Deets:

"We are already doing our part to help in these tough economic times. We’ve cut $5.6 million from the current fiscal year’s budget this summer. Like other city departments, we are being asked by the City Finance Department to provide scenarios for what an 11% budget cut would look like for fiscal year 2021-22. That’s nearly $26 million for us. To make that number, we would have to reduce about 400 employees, and the remainder would have to take two-week furloughs. Below I’ll outline some of the proposals we’re considering to meet those numbers, and then I’ll share what that means to the average person who lives, works or visits Kansas City . . ."

PROPOSALS TO MEET AN 11% REDUCTION

- Close North Patrol Division (which serves about 67,600 people across 84.8 square miles) and consolidate it with Shoal Creek Patrol Division; and close Central Patrol Division (which serves about 62,300 people across 17 square miles) and consolidate it with East Patrol. That removes one-third of police stations in Kansas City.

- Eliminate the Helicopter Unit, a Traffic Enforcement Squad, Community Interaction Officers, School Resource Officers, Police Athletic League, CAN Centers, social workers and a majority of Impact Squad officers, who proactively address crime. All of those officers would be reassigned to patrol and answer 911 calls.

- Reduce property crimes detectives.

- A hiring freeze and no new Academy classes in 2020 or 2021. We would lose more than 120 police officers through this.

- A reduction of 13 people at the Kansas City Regional Crime Lab.

- Eliminate numerous support staff positions in areas ranging from information technology to fleet operations.

Here's the money line:

"When you call 911, you will likely be put on hold . . . Response times will be longer. Response times will be greatest north of the River and in the Southland . . . At minimum, increase that by 11%."

Read the Chief's post in its entirety.

You decide . . .

65 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cutting the police now would be INSANE. Can't believe that the council would even try it.

Anonymous said...

Cut the police budget and KC = Detroit.

Anonymous said...

Cut civilian employees at the PD.

Unknown said...

Cut civilian employees at City Hall!!!

Anonymous said...

"Thank you for calling the KCPD. Your call is very important to us, we are busy protecting Mural Painters and trying to save the Plaza from being destroyed.

We will be with you in a few minutes or press 1 to leave a message"

Great job NcKneely. Let's give you more control over the PD.

Cassandra said...

Welcome to ANOTHER Democrat run city, where white guilt "Peter Principles" unqualified, uneducated and racially preoccupied black politicians into positions where they can divert public money into pet projects and insane BLM/Progressive initiatives that undermine and destroy the city's economy.

Now, we will all derive the benefits of their labor as we deal with, on a daily basis, the violence and mayhem created by criminals who are "Turning their lives around".

Keep in mind, that Democrats will NEVAR admit this, so any physical resistance to the thugs who in our leader's views are really just acquiring "Reparations" when they murder, rape and steal, will see YOU in the dock in front of a liberal judge for defending your life, family and property.

See how that works?

Anonymous said...

^^Blah blah blah. More chuck ramblings

Anonymous said...

7:09...I see how it works. And they want to take our guns AND defend the police. They want to leave us defenseless to the coming rule of the Antichrist.

Anonymous said...

^^cuckoo cuckoo cuckoo.

Anonymous said...

The police for too long have abused their power and used the citizens of this town as a source of revenue. Too many DUI checkpoints, speed traps and a failure to control this cities homicide problem & solve cases in a timely manner have made them ripe for budget cuts. If they have to lay off staff, so be it. They should not be immune. Their performance has been lacking for decades. There won't be any notable service issues because they are already low anyway.

Anonymous said...

Police can't reduce the homicide problem, only evolution to the level of the rest of humanity can resolce this City's homicide problem. The chief can't raise the Destructive Minority to a higher level, only their own actions can.

Anonymous said...


BS I have been put on hold calling 911 at least 4 or 5 times. Since way back in 2014. It's going to be more like....911 won't exist at all forget being put on hold that's old news.

Anonymous said...

^^Well then stop calling the cops when people step in your yard then geezer! Jeez, that's why you get put on hold when you call 911, because geezers like you call when they forget to put the fries in your value meal. OK Boomer?

Anonymous said...

Hey Chimpy! Tell us about the NFL ratings some more! Lol

Anonymous said...

This is what you get when you throw money down the drain on 18th and vine, bike lanes, overtime for riots, and the other frivolous crap this council comes up with!

VOTE THESE CLOWNS OUT!

Anonymous said...

When I lived in KCMO I called 911 once to report a bad car accident on my street and the call got sent to Prairie Village, but I didn't know that until it became clear that the address I was giving them was not within their purview and they were like, this is Prairie Village and you're in KCMO, why you callin' us?

Anonymous said...

@8:13 AM funny you should ask!!!

https://www.thebiglead.com/posts/nfl-ratings-week-3-sunday-night-football-up-01ekdjjm3y40


he NFL ratings for Week 3 are out and the results are clear. The NFL still reigns supreme.
For CBS, Week 3 saw viewership increase 8 percent year-over-year, averaging 16.5 million viewers for their singleheader coverage. According to CBS Sports PR, it was the "most-watched singleheader in September since 2018."

Meanwhile, FOX saw a more modest increase of 1 percent year-over-year (22.789 million viewers) for their broadcast of the Seahawks thrilling victory over the Cowboys. That was the second most-watched TV show of the year. The top-rated show? The Bucs season-opener against the Saints on FOX. In fact, all 15 of the highest-watched shows this season all come from the NFL

Regardless of agenda, these numbers speak for themselves. The NFL is still winning the viewership battle to the chagrin of some.

Ha! You just got knocked the fuck out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

OH Goddamn! 8:13AM just got knocked the fuck out!!!! Hahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Well, again, you don’t understand how to do this. You still cite your single game as if that means all eatings are up, and ignore the year-over year statistics that are commonly available in any number of media (SI, etc) that continue to point out NFL ratings are going down.

Short version: you're still a clown who thinks tgat single games and one week of decent ratings are more important than commonly-known trends that aren't even controversial. Links provided yesterday.

Though I'm sure you think you showed us!!

Poor Chimpy. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Poor Chimpy! Skull crushed every day, and posting to congratulate himself! Lol

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:13AM allow me to help you too!

https://www.sportsvideo.org/2020/09/25/ratings-roundup-a-quick-look-at-the-numbers-of-nfl-college-football-stanley-cup-nba-playoffs-u-s-open-and-more/

https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl-ratings-week-2-most-games-tick-upward-in-final-numbers-135945413.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAIA_99B1tDLIrTPb1TexcOq9kfpQAYVEjNvZ3HPluJS5VkYCgXI9Oty04VJbPeuCU3BqUpOpra6Vvc45OYJahEOiFdpP04J4IjQ-IFRJowhOJLu5eBRQcV0_3T2k0PHBuOc9ZCSyFBgo-bwawfUDsex1-oJ003YJsr-XnWpJpoGM

https://www.thebiglead.com/posts/nfl-ratings-week-3-sunday-night-football-up-01ekdjjm3y40

I though you stupid Boomers were boycotting? What happened? Anything else you want to know rube?



Anonymous said...

Oh chimpy lover, you're getting your head kicked in! It hilarious! Your sad narrative is getting crushed like your skull!

Anonymous said...

@8:34 -but if there's one week of "decent ratings" as you say, doesn't that mean that your boycott isn't working though? Come back when you learn how to do this. You got run. Dance some more for us monkey! We enjoy clowning you!

Anonymous said...

@8:34AM "Though I'm sure you think you showed us!" There is no "us" only you, and he sure as shit did show you. Now simper off. You got your ass beat today.

Anonymous said...

Hey @8;13-Are there any more dumb questions that you're not going to like the answers to? You got fucking run. What an embarrassing ass-beating you just took!

Anonymous said...

This is Lucas's way to make Chief Smith look bad so he can push to replace him with a black man.

Anonymous said...

You know what's embarrassing is you getting owned so badly that you post seven or eight times congratulating yourself! How embarrassing!! But keep it up, it's amusing.

Here's how to argue a point, Chimpleton: you have evidence. You can’t just post single game stats (LOL) or one week ratings data and say that the NFL hasn't been going through a multi year decline in ratings. Which it has. Not controversial, pretty widely known and proved yesterday.

Real simple. Not one game, not one week. Even a chimp can understand!! Or at least reference the links posted yesterday that you haven’t refuted.

Chimpy, chimpy, chimpy. You're just don't know when to quit lol

Anonymous said...

Hee hee! Poor Chimpy, still butt hurt, still losing lol

Anonymous said...

Oh Chimpy. You make loving fun.

So you admitted you're just using weekly ratings to try to prove multiple year industry trends!

Chimpy, just slink off. You look more Chimptastic by the second!!! Lolol

Anonymous said...

wtf?

Anonymous said...

Oh chimpy lover you got your head beat in and you continue to come back for more. We ran you from this thread and you still want more? NFL Ratings are up not down! That means more people are watching not less. Can you understand that? Poor little money boy. Continue to struggle with facts! Dance some more for us!

Anonymous said...

Who is is this Chimpy? He seems to have a lot of fans on here.

Anonymous said...

Let's end this silly debate once and for all. Apparently NFL ratings are up which means more people are watching games. If there was really a boycott then the ratings would be down. They're not. Case closed. You fucktards go find something else to throw shit at!

Anonymous said...

Chimpy is on the Lucas payroll.

Anonymous said...

Oh Chimpy. You still gotta deal with yesterday's links that prove the opposite! Silly silly monkey!!

Please don't stop. One week of ratings equals yearly trends!! Chimpy doesn’t understand the concept of time!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Um,no. NFL ratings are down, it's commonly known, and not controversial. Who knows why, probably a combination of things.

But the ratings are down. Please calm yourself.

Anonymous said...

^^Umm no. Apparently ratings are up from last year so everything you said is a lie. Typical fucktard tatic.

Anonymous said...

Oh Chimpy-Lover you don't think we all know it's you commenting on all your posts? You get so triggered when he owns you!!!! Please dance for us some more monkey-boy. He lives in your head. Rent-free.

Anonymous said...

According to a recent internal memo from the NFL, the numbers have dropped. The memo addressed the league's concern about declining viewership, stating that as of Week 4, ratings were down by 11 percent.

Anonymous said...

"If you call 911 you will likely be put on hold"

is that so much worse than calling 911 and waiting hours for anyone to actually show up and help you if they show up at all?

KC is a war zone, get right with your local warlords

Anonymous said...

I'm beginning to suspect that Lucas might be some deep state, Soros funded plant to institute chaos and lack of law and order to pave way for a radical, draconian solution (Big Brother). We have a historically high homicide count this year and this is what they propose? Absolutely insanity. There goes your property values. Meanwhile, we still pay $6 (or $60?) million to Cordish for the P&L District that is shit in comparison to other big city hot spots. There's a reason why there are 41 cranes seen at the Nashville skyline.

Anonymous said...

^^Wow. Don't you have any friends or family you can bore with shit like this?

Anonymous said...

According to a recent internal memo from the NFL, the numbers have increased. The memo addressed the league's happiness about the increasing viewership, stating that as of Week 4, ratings were down up by 10 percent.

Anonymous said...

Expect major cuts in every department. The KCPD and Fire and the only departments that have their own bully pulpits to let the public know the potential impacts of the current budget crisis. Try taking an 11% cut in your own budget and see what would get cut. Mortgage, groceries, gas, prescriptions, utilities....no good choices. They will all be impactful

Anonymous said...

When SECONDS count, the police may be there in MINUTES!

Anonymous said...

10:29 nice try but you fucked it up, so you have just been busted for posting fake ass shit.

Anonymous said...

Typical with an ad homimem attack. Learn to engage in discourse.

Anonymous said...

10:29 - lying again like Joe Biden. NFL tv ratings are down 10% and empty stadiums.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for the AR-15.

Anonymous said...

^^Yes! What else would lonely, opioid-addicted, CHUDS use to kill themselves with?

Anonymous said...

@11:28Am-you stupid CHUD, the stadiums are empty because there's a PANDEMIC going on. You hear anything about it? No fans allowed at all or limited capacity. Typical Trumptard. Lying and distorting facts to prove a false narrative.

Anonymous said...

china's fault.

Anonymous said...

^True, but Trump's failure to contain.

Anonymous said...

11:35 - Forgot u are an 8th grade graduate of the KCMO school district.

I will type slowly for you to follow retard.

1. You are a liar
2. NFL television ratings are down 10%.
3. NFL Stadiums are empty.
4. 2 + 3 = NFL revenue sources are thus down more than 10%.

Comprehend Dumbass?

Anonymous said...

^^Who's is talking about NFL revenue sources shitstain? NFL TV ratings are up deal with it. Now get on your knees!

Anonymous said...

You’re illiterate shit stain. Learn how to read. Might help you in life. 2:11 you come on here and run your ignorant mouth. It’s never too late to get you an edumacation.

Anonymous said...

^^Who's going to give it to me CHUD? You? You're so fucking dumb, you have to use someone else's words for a rebuttal. Worthless shitstain. I'll come on here and say whatever I want, when I want, and you're powerless to do a damn thing about it. You comprehend that cock-breath? You were told to get on your knees cuck. Do it now!

Anonymous said...

Sly use to say that we had to pay the 1% earning tax. Or they would have to cut police force. This new democrat mayor is doing this deliberately. Typical Democrat.

Anonymous said...

^^You can move though...

Anonymous said...

3:02 you’re right, he’s funneling money into a separate bank account, then one day he’s gonna say hey look at all this money we found! Let’s give it to blm, antifa, free rent and Gwen grant so she can support her lavish life style and continue to do nothing all the while. Seriously though, just wait and he will spend it on something truly stupid, you’ll see.

Anonymous said...


KCPD 911:

Press 1 if you know your party's extension.
Press 2 if you are being robbed.
Press 3 if you are being murdered.
Press 4 if you are being raped.
Press 5 if you are being kidnapped.
Press 6 if you would like to hear these options again.

Anonymous said...

The Kansas City Public Schools has a roughly 250 million dollar budget for 13000 students and constantly fails to educate but everybody knows that are a waste of money but the police can have the same budget, not solve homicides, let most of their detectives and command staff work 9am to 5 pm and off weekends, and a bunch of other inefficient processes and everybody is losing their mind. Weird!

Anonymous said...

Maybe get mega CHURCH of the resurrection to finance kcmo police department by selling the stained glass windows.

Charlie Horse said...

Does he have to wear that uniform to work every day? It looks like it would be very warm.

Anonymous said...

They need to cut commanders and sergeants first. Aldi, they need to eliminate take home vehicles. There are multiple ways they can trim the fat out if the budget.