KCPD Staffing Crisis Persists 2022

A new year and the same problems confront the KCPD.

Here's a glimpse at a staffing crisis that hasn't been helped by a political vendetta against the po-po that's strangely powered by our progressive saviors . . . 

(KCPD Chief) Smith discussed the rise in crime within the context of the department’s recent budget proposal for the upcoming Financial Year 2022-23, and the need KCPD currently has for officers.

There are currently 1,190 officers employed by KCPD. In the new budget proposal that has been submitted to city council, KCPD requests a total budget that would allow for a total staff of 1,412 officers. That is the number of officers KCPD would need to have a “full staff,” the Board of Police Commissioners determined during two budget hearings.

“We’re not usually at full-staff,” Smith said. “There’s always attrition that happens in the Police Department as you go through the year. People retire and people move on but the goal is to get as close to that number as we can.”

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Chief of Police responds to rise in violent crimes in south KC

Friday, December 3, at 10:30 p.m., just two days after a Neighborhoods meeting with KCPD at the South Patrol station that focused in part on rising crime, KCPD officers were dispatched to the scene of a fatal shooting in the 7900 block of E. 88th Place.