Kansas City Police Department (Missouri)
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|Kansas City Missouri Police Department|
|Common name||Kansas City Police Department|
|Patch of the Kansas City Police Department|
|Motto||To Serve and Protect|
|Preceding agency||Kansas City Police Department|
|Annual budget||$222,525,260 (USD)|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||City of Kansas City, Missouri in the state of Missouri, []|
|Map of Kansas City Missouri Police Department's jurisdiction.|
|Legal jurisdiction||City of Kansas City, Missouri|
|Headquarters||1125 Locust Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106|
|Police Officers||1,459 (2012)|
|Corrections and Civilians||675 (2012)|
|Police Commissioners responsible|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
The mission of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, in partnership with the community, is to protect life and property while reducing fear and disorder. The department serves more than 463,202 residents across 319 square miles (830 km2).
Kansas City Police Department is the largest city police agency in Missouri, based on number of employees, city population, and geographic area served.
Board of Commissioners
The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners is responsible for the operation of the KCPD. The governor sets policy, makes promotions, holds both closed and open meetings and coordinates with the Chief of Police in providing police services to the citizens. Four of the five members of the board are selected by the governor of the state of Missouri, following approval of the Missouri legislature, with the mayor serving as the fifth member. Commissioners serve four year terms, however they serve at the pleasure of the governor and can be replaced.
Currently, those Commissioners are:
|Member||Term Began||Term Ends|
|Mayor Sly James||May 2, 2011||End of mayoral term|
|Michael C. Rader||March 13, 2013||March 7, 2017|
|Alvin Brooks||February 24, 2010||March 7, 2014|
|Angela Wasson-Hunt||April 4, 2010||March 7, 2014|
|Lisa Pelofsky||April 16, 2010||March 7, 2014|
|Patrick McInerney||Board Member|
The KCPD uses the following ranks, as dictated by State Statute.
|Colonel-Chief of Police|
|Assistant Chief of Police|
|Probationary Police Officer|
The Tactical Response Teams of KCPD was featured in A&E's reality series Kansas City SWAT.