Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Have a police roll call at your house

Last month, KCTV 5 ran a nice story about our officers holding a roll call in front of a woman's home near 35th and Prospect. It described how the woman wanted to send a message to her neighborhood that crime would not be tolerated there. I blogged about our efforts to do roll calls like this in June.

Some of our community roll calls are scheduled in advance, but officers would be happy to show up on your front porch and conduct their beginning-of-shift roll call if you invite them, just like they did in the Channel 5 story. To do this, call or e-mail the shift commander at the patrol division in which you live (their contact information is listed under each patrol division's page at http://www.kcpd.org/) and say you'd like police to hold a roll call at your home or business. We think it's a great way to get to know you, your neighbors, and learn about any crime problems your neighborhood might be experiencing.

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