Monday, November 14, 2011

Public invited to share concerns, ideas with police at forum Saturday

The residents of Kansas City are among the police department's best resources. That's why I want to keep in touch with them on a regular basis, starting with a forum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday. Check out the press release below, and I hope to see you there.


Chief Darryl Forté invites the public to a forum Saturday to meet with various Kansas City Police Department elements and ask questions or voice their concerns.

The forum will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19th in the Robert Mohart Multipurpose Center at 3200 Wayne Ave. The event will be structured so community members can speak one-on-one with commanders and officers as well as Chief Forté. Representatives of multiple KCPD units will be at tables to speak with the public. Some of those units include Homicide, Narcotics and Vice Division, Human Resources Recruiters, and each patrol division station. Residents are invited to ask questions and share their concerns about public safety and quality-of-life-related issues.

Chief Forté also will ask community members who have specific public safety problems they’d like to see addressed to sign a “Community Contract” with the KCPD. This contract will outline the mutually agreed upon action steps to be taken by police and residents to address the issue.

“It says we have a shared responsibility and individual accountability – both police and community members – for resolving problems,” Chief Forté said.

This is the first of several community forums Chief Forté hopes to conduct on a quarterly basis.

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