The current homicide crisis isn't going to improve anytime soon.
What's worse is that KCMO might not see a new boss until after the election season . . .
"The board, with four members chosen by the governor of Missouri and a spot for the city's mayor, will pick a national firm to conduct the search for a new chief.The plan is to get down to the top three candidates and hold community events so people can question the candidates about their vision for the police department."
More about challenges ahead . . .
“Being a southlander and having looked at the finances of the city–and the staffing of our police department–the Southland is going to have some serious challenges with not having enough officers,” Former KCPD Chief Smith said.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KCMO Board of Police Commissioners President Bishop Mark Tolbert says he wants to find the right police chief and that process could take up to a year. Tolbert told a crowd Monday night at a meeting of the South Kansas City Alliance he wants to make sure the board finds the right person for the job.
Newly retired police chief and south Kansas City resident Rick Smith voices a warning to fellow southlanders. "There's going to be a huge challenge here," he says. Smith is referring to the recently approved police department budget that did not include funding additional officers for its South Patrol division.
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