With fewer cops on streets inside the loop, we wish good luck to slew of middle-class workers and so many other cream puff soft targets visiting from the suburbs.
To wit . . .
KCPD NUMBERS ARE NOW SO LOW (HOW LOW?) SO VERY LOW THAT THEY'RE CUTTING BACK ON DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY OUTREACH!!!
This isn't a good look for denizens inside the loop and will CERTAINLY make things less safe. Sadly, the low numbers amid an ongoing battle over defunding/reallocating isn't making this situation any better.
Here's the word . . .
"The short staff is causing the department to cut its downtown foot beat at the end of the year and popular community programs. KCPD Chief Rick Smith says the department is short 300 people and loses an average of 17 each month. The low numbers of people will cause the department to cut back its community engagement, according to Smith."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Staffing concerns continue for the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department. "It's frustrating for us because the union has been saying this for six months.