Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Alvin Brooks sworn in to Board of Police Commissioners

Today was an historic day as Alvin Brooks was sworn into the Board of Police Commissioners. Mr. Brooks is well known for his anti-crime advocacy in the community and for his tenure on the City Council. What some people may not know is that he also once was a Kansas City police officer. He pointed out at his swearing in today how he has come full circle. During his tenure in the 1950s, black officers were only allowed to patrol certain parts of the city. Now, he is in charge of overseeing the entire Kansas City Police Department, including me. He replaces outgoing Commissioner James Wilson, whose term had expired.

The entire Board of Police Commissioners and me.

Presenting Mr. Brooks with his new police commissioner badge.

Alvin Brooks with retiring commissioner James Wilson, center, and BOPC Vice President Karl Zobrist.

Judge Thomas Newton administering the oath of office to Mr. Brooks.
I look forward to the perspective Commissioner Brooks will bring to the Board and eagerly anticipate working with him in the future.

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