In case you didn't know, it's kind of a big day around the PD.
Kansas City Police Department is located at 1125 Locust, Kansas City, 64106 MO. The Chief of Police of the department is James Corwin. The Kansas City Police Department phone number is 816-234-5000.
In case you didn't know, it's kind of a big day around the PD.
Officer Quatrocky got caught playing some basketball with kids in between calls in North Patrol.
Thank you to the Kansas City Royals for honoring us at Law Enforcement Night last night and to KCP&L: Kansas City Power & Light for purchasing baseball cards for us to pass out to kids through the Cops are Topps program. Chief Smith was a little excited about meeting Ian Kennedy.
If you're worried about someone in this ongoing heat - especially the elderly and disabled - and have been unable to reach them, call us at 816-234-5111 to check their welfare. If it's an animal, contact Animal Control at 311.
On this Memorial Day, we remember all who have lost their lives in service to our city, state and nation. To read more about the KCPD officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, go to www.kcpolicememorial.com.
More than a dozen Kansas City Chiefs football players from Tyreek Hill to Harrison Butker came out to the Police Athletic League Center last week to get to know KCPD officers and their families. Many of the Chiefs players brought their families, too. They ran drills with officers' children and enjoyed some barbecue. Media didn't know about the event. This was just a chance for us to build relationships and get to know each other better.
UPDATE: Tavon has been located and is alright. Thank you, everyone! __________________________________________________________ Please help us find missing runaway Tavon Miller, age 12. He was last seen Monday, May 21, near 36th & Brooklyn. He's between 5'8 and 5'11 and weighs 150 to 160 pounds. He may be near the area of 25th & Lister with an older female teen.
KCPD 2018 Memorial Service
Chief Smith's newest blog discusses traffic tickets, race, and when police don't get a fair opportunity to respond to accusations.
Everyone is invited to attend our annual memorial service on Thursday honoring the 119 KCPD officers who have died in the line of duty. If you can't make it in person, we'll be live-streaming the service here on Facebook.
Kansas City’s Summer Curfew begins this coming Friday, May 25, 2018. The summer curfew is meant to promote a safe environment for all and focuses only on youth unaccompanied by a parent or responsible adult after evening hours. CITY-WIDE: Youth 15 years old and younger – 10 p.m. Youth 16 and 17 years old – 11 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS: ALL youth 17 years old or younger MUST be with a parent or guardian after 9 p.m. in the following districts: The Plaza, Westport, Jazz District, Zona Rosa and Downtown. Youth found in violation will be detained and released only to a parent or responsible adult. The adult will receive a citation to appear in court and may face a fine of $125 and up to $500.
Meet your newest Kansas City Missouri Police officers! They graduated from the Police Academy last night and will hit the streets with their field training officers on Sunday. The larger group is a regular academy class, Entrant Officer Class 162, and the smaller group are officers who transferred here from other agencies, Lateral Class 2. We're so excited they're all part of KCPD now!
Officer Pavlovic, a Community Interaction Officer in the North Patrol Division, recently visited Germany and was invited by Officer Garmenow to check out the operations of the German Highway Police Bad Oldesloe station. They event staged their vehicles for his visit. They drive Mercedes. NBD.
Thanks to the Chiefs defensive line for coming out to the Special Operations Division yesterday to see how we do things and for recognizing the awesome Officer Perez!
Please share and help us find 21-year-old Tin Lam. He was last seen about 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in the 4200 block of N. Colorado. He left home then didn't show up for his college graduation. He's 5'10, 150 pounds. He has gray patches in his hair and white patches around his mouth and hands. He was last seen wearing a light shirt and dark jeans. Call 911 if you know where he is.
UPDATE: Mr. Hood-Bryant has been located in Columbia, Mo., and is alright! Thank you! ___________________________________________________________________ Please Share! Police are looking for 22-year-old LaKille Hood-Bryant. He was last seen on foot about 10 a.m. Sunday, May 13, in the 8000 block of James A. Reed Rd. LaKille Hood-Bryant is a black male who is 6 feet tall and about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a purple K-State T-shirt, gray denim pants and gray Reebok shoes. He has a condition that requires medication and does not have the medication with him. Please call 911 if you see him.
Want to support KCPD during National Police Week? Then go for a drive! Metro Ford in Independence is donating $20 to the Police Foundation of Kansas City for every test drive this week (ending 6 p.m. Saturday). They also have donation jars available where you can donate to the Foundation with a credit card. If you can’t make it out for a test drive, you can donate at http://policefoundationkc.org.
How about a great story to start your week off right? From Officer Cassidy: "While Officer Marquez and I were having our lunch today at Chick-fil-A Ward Parkway, the store owner approached us and asked us to 'escort' an employee from the drive-thru window to the front doors. We went behind the counter, asked for Ryan, who looked at us wide-eyed, and escorted him from behind the counter. The now very nervous employee was directed to step atop a chair and open an envelope in front of the lunch-time crowd - to find that he had just won a $2,500 scholarship from Chick-fil-A. The packed restaurant busted into applause at the announcement. Then to make it even sweeter, everyone who was present received a ticket for a free ice cream cone. Ryan hopped down & gave Marquez & I the BIGGEST Hugs of relief!!"
Another very notable award from our ceremony last Thursday - the Meritorious Service Award for Officer Ann Murphy (she's in the back row on the right). Please take the time to read the below and see what an amazing impact she is having on youth in our community: While Officer Ann Murphy is dedicated to her work in the Research and Development Division, it’s what she does outside of the office that is making such a difference for vulnerable Kansas City youth. In 2011, she and a teacher worked together to develop Youth RISE, which stands for resilience, influence, support and education. It’s a volunteer youth mentorship program that uses soccer to connect with at-risk, urban-core youth between the ages of 10 and 23. Many of the children and young adults are refugees. They come from 20 different countries, from Tanzania to Thailand and Guatemala to Iraq. Because of their socioeconomic situations, most of them wouldn’t be able to play competitive soccer at a high level. With Youth RISE, they can and do. Officer Murphy, a semi-professional soccer player, organizes four different Youth RISE teams and practices with them 4 to 8 hours a week, year-round. She spends another 6-10 hours a week at competitions and tournaments and driving the players to and from games. She even takes them to national, out-of-state tournaments where they have the opportunity to be scouted by college coaches. Selflessly and with little sleep, Officer Murphy mentored 120-130 young people last year through teams she coaches at Refugee Youth Association of Northeast Kansas City, Sporting LS Academy, KC Courage High School Girls alternative program, KC Lutheran Varsity Boys Soccer and of course her KC Youth RISE Jaguars. It’s not just about soccer, either. The kids know Officer Murphy is a police officer who holds them accountable for their grades and for making smart choices. She also attends parent-teacher conferences, helps the youth apply for college and financial aid, takes players to visit college campuses and tutors students and graduates who already are in college. She provides groceries and clothes to players in need and supports families and players who have been victimized by violent crime. Last year, every single high school senior in the Youth RISE program graduated from high school and were accepted to colleges with scholarships. All but one is now in college. Officer Murphy won the 2017 National Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award from out of 2,000 nominees. That award goes to coaches who strive to win while also pursuing the more important goal of pursuing life lessons through sports. Many of the boys have said Officer Murphy is like a second mother to them and a wonderful role model. One parent said, “I love that they have this example of a strong woman who’s a police officer.”
LOCATED! Thank you! PleaseShare: Help us locate Mr. Reyes. Call 911 or the Missing Persons unit at 816-234-5136 with info.
UPDATE: We've found her family! Thank you for sharing, everyone! _________________________________________________________________ Please Share: This little girl was found walking in the street near NE 51st Terrace & N. Smalley pushing this toy lawnmower. Officers have been unable to locate her parents. We think she's about 2 years old. Please call 911 if you recognize her!
Amazing work by our officers getting people out of an apartment building set on fire by a suspect while cans of gasoline exploded around them. There were also knives, vicious dogs and a fistfight amid the flames (resulting in seven stitches for one of our officers). It earned them our highest honor, the Medal of Valor, at last night's award ceremony. Great story from KMBC 9:
Congratulations to our retired Chief Darryl Forté on his appointment as Interim Jackson County Sheriff! We wish him the best of luck on his new endeavor.
UPDATE: Donoven has been located and is safe. _______________________________________________________________ Please Share: Please help us locate and return this young man home.