Pedro Vargas has been located and is safe. Thank you! #happydance
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.
Pedro Vargas has been located and is safe. Thank you! #happydance
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Thank you to our community partners and everyone who joined us out at Metro Patrol Division for the Trunk or Treat on Oct. 28. Finally getting the photos out, but we hope you had a great time!
Get out and vote today, KC! Local elections are where you can make the most direct impact.
Kansas City-based film director, Jon Brick and CinemaKC are hosting a screening event for the feature documentary film, Uncommon Allies. Uncommon Allies, filmed in Kansas City, MO, is an important and timely film about homicide, gun violence and police-community relations. The event is on November 11, 2017 at The Medallion Theater, Westport Plexpod, 300 E 39th St. Kansas City, MO 64111. Parking is available in the lot off of the Warwick entrance. Come join us for the screening followed by a panel discussion with Rosilyn Temple, Jon Brick and members of the Kansas City, MO Police Department.
Officer Saragusa taught the children at St. Mark's Head Start preschool about what police officers do and let them check out his car.
This is big, KC. Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers
A belated thank you to the Kansas City Paralegal Association for collecting 1,200 teddy bears for the “Bears on Patrol” program. They donated them to us at their annual luncheon, and it's double the amount of bears they gave last year. Patrol officers give these bears to children exposed to traumatic situations, which unfortunately, officers see every day.
KCPD's partnership with Ride KC Transit is making our city's public transportation safer for everyone. Read how in Chief Smith's latest blog: http://kcpdchief.blogspot.com/2017/10/partnerships-increase-safety-on-kcs.html
One of the first things our detectives look for when investigating a crime is if there were any security cameras in the area that may have captured what happened. It’s an incredibly valuable investigative tool that is usually irrefutable in court. And because security camera technology is getting better and cheaper, more and more people and businesses are getting them. When a crime happens, investigators have to canvass the area on foot looking to see if there are any nearby cameras in plain sight. They’ll also go door-to-door on foot. This process can take hours or even days, depending on how spread out the crime scene is and whether there were other events that may have led up to the crime. The new WatchKC program allows residents and businesses to register with us that they have a security camera, and where it’s located. We’ll then put those locations on a map with each person’s contact information, and only specific investigative elements at KCPD will have access to that information. They will have no access to the footage, but they will know where cameras are and whom to contact about possible recordings. It’s a completely VOLUNTARY program, and it will save investigators so much valuable time and allow us to solve cases more quickly. Other cities have implemented similar programs and had great success. More than 130 people signed up over the weekend for WatchKC! You can register your camera here: http://kcmo.gov/police/watchkc/.
Did you attend one of our Halloween events this past weekend or plan to go to the Spooky Chamber at East Patrol tomorrow night? If so, please PM us your pictures! We'll post an album with them later this week. (By sending us the picture, we assume you're OK with us sharing it.)
Officer Friendly meet Officer Friendly... Lots of fun today at Metro Patrol's Trunk or Treat. Thank you to our community partners who participated and made this event awesome for all those in attendance.
Officer Shawnie Nix (the woman in the black, button-down shirt in the back of the photo) is assigned to our Police Athletic League. The impact she has had on so many children's lives in the urban core cannot be understated. She recently had a little reunion dinner with many of them who are now grown. Here's what she said: "The kids in the photo are MY kids. I started coaching most of them back in 2009. Since then most have gone on to college or maybe just working because they don't feel the drive to go to college just yet. Their families have accepted that I am momma #2 and my husband accepts when I bring one home because they may need a quick or possibly an extended stay away from a certain situation. I recently had them all over for dinner because it felt like too long since I had seen them, too long since I'd asked them where they were in their lives. So I sent out texts. They all responded and said 'I'll be there, coach.' I can't express with words how much it means to me that they would still take time out of their day to come spend it with me. One even said 'Coach, we should do this more often.' Never in a million years would I have guessed that 1) I'd be a police officer and 2) I would have the opportunity to work with/coach/mentor/love so many wonderful kids. Like my high school basketball coach was and is for me, I will always be here for those kiddos!"
All are invited to a fun and safe Trunk-or-Treat Event at our Metro Patrol Division Station from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 28! In addition to lots of trick-or-treating, there will be games, activities and free food (not just the candy type)! The event is sponsored by KCPD, Alphapointe, Gethsemane Church and Blue Hills Community Services.
With every lap the Girls on the Run club at Primitivo Garcia Elementary School completed yesterday in their 5K practice run, officers painted one of their nails for them. At 10 laps, they'd run a 5K and had a full manicure!
The semi-annual drug take-back we do in partnership with the DEA is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 28, at the below locations in Kansas City. We are accepting expired and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medicines (no needles or aerosoles) from individuals (not businesses). You can leave the medicines in a bottle or put them in bags. No questions will be asked. For more info and additional locations outside of KC proper, go to https://takebackday.dea.gov/. Here's where we'll be on Saturday: 1. Children’s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Rd. 2. Main Corp Parking Lot, 3215 Main St. KCMO 3. North Patrol Station, 11000 NW Prairie View Road 4. Price Chopper & First Call, 8430 Wornall Rd. 5. Research Medical Center, Brookside Campus. 6601 Rockhill Rd. 6. Shoal Creek Station, 6801 Pleasant Valley Rd. 7. South Patrol Division, 9701 Marion Park Dr. 8. CVS, 4750 Lees Summit Rd. If you can't make it on Saturday, our North and Shoal Creek patrol divisions have 24/7 drop boxes in their lobbies, as do several other police departments in the metro area.
You know a super easy way to get your car stolen? Leave it running unattended to warm up! Or leave it running as you make a quick stop at the store! You'll be without a vehicle lickety-split. It's already happening as it gets cooler. It's also a violation of city ordinance. The only exception is a remote starter that can be operated with locked doors. Don't fall victim to this entirely preventable crime.
The KCPD Friends and Family organization has once again put together an awesome trunk-or-treat event at our Police Academy featuring officers and community partners handing out candy from their decorated vehicles. Everyone is invited to this, fun, safe event, which also will feature a fall festival. We can't wait to see the kiddos' awesome costumes!
The Kansas City Marathon will close roads throughout the central part of the city tomorrow morning. Plan ahead! http://kcmo.gov/police/media-public-relations/press-releases/police-enhance-security-warn-of-road-closures-for-marathon-tomorrow/#.WepxkhNSwSw
Wow. We recognized all employees with 40 or more years of service to KCPD today. What an honor to have these folks dedicate their careers to our department and their city. (And there were three more who couldn't come!) Some have served as long as 48 years.
If you'd like to see some of the Midwest's top canine units compete against each other, come out to South Patrol Division, 9701 Marion Park Dr., at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 21, for the Heartland Canine Trials.
Chief Smith's newest blog outlines the department's budget request of 21 more dispatchers and 30 more officers in Fiscal Year 2018-19. An excerpt: "We realize this is a request for additional tax dollars, and there are many other needs in the city, as well. But with our current staffing, we are unable to provide the kind of service taxpayers expect, so I believe these additional positions would be a very wise investment. These requests have been echoed by the community"
We love working with community organizations like this who are such an amazing resource to the people of our community!
Thank you to the Beacon Light Children's Ministry from Beacon Light SDA Church for honoring our officers with a breakfast on Saturday! The food was delicious, the performance was beautiful, and it was great getting to know you!