Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Social Workers Join Kansas City Po-Po

Here's an upbeat glimpse at a tactic that hasn't helped reduce the local murder count but does give law enforcement and effective talking point against rampant criticism from activists.

Take a look . . .

People and the Police: KCPD officers work with social workers while on patrol

The Kansas City Police Department is leading the nation when it comes to improving the relationship between the people and the police. It's the first department in the country to have social workers on staff.Officer Alex Saragusa begins every shift with partner Derek Haskell and social worker Lindsay Moran.It's a first-of-its-kind partnership providing social services to residents before they're in crisis."We're able to help these individuals in the community that we work with closely.

5 comments:

Damn All Marxists said...

Fat social workers can make excellent shields when police answer domestic calls for help.

Anonymous said...


Social workers well-versed in Ebonics..so they can translate the hood-rats rants for the police.

Anonymous said...

Mean comments aside, Depends on execution of the idea, thus the success of the program

Nice idea bc many situations for police ask them to basically be front line social workers. Does this make sense? Is it even fair to ask cops to fulfill this societal obligation on-the-cheap, when we don’t invest enough in social programs for populations often involved in encounters with police

But what about when the situation with a social worker switches quickly to one requiring a LEO?

Anonymous said...

This is not news. KCPD has had social workers for over 2 yrs. They are good resources for the officers on the streets. They do NOT investigate crimes nor do they respond to every single call, just the ones where their services would be beneficial.

Tab said...

And did these "social workers" go through academy, gotten a full background check, frequently qualify with fire arms, learn hand to hand, learn less than leathal, get tased, get oc sprayed? Thats whats expected of our REAL OFFICERS