KCPD Takes Off From KCI Amid Staffing Shortage Crisis

In a properly managed town . . . The shortage of cops would be the greatest crisis confronting locals.

In Kansas City it barely qualifies as a top story.

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During a meeting with the Board of Police Commissioners, Chief Smith said the officers will be reassigned to help out with two divisions north of the river.

Those divisions are down nearly two dozen officers.

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Chief Rick Smith: KCPD leaving KCI due to staffing shortage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After this weekend, Kansas City police officers will no longer patrol Kansas City International Airport. According to Chief Rick Smith, the officers will be reassigned due to a staffing shortage. The Fraternal Order of police says nearly 50 people have left the department and another 25 to 35 are expected to leave.