Below is an overview of practices, tools and initiatives utilized by the Department to combat crime in our community.
Shoot review meetings are held bi-monthly to discuss all homicides and non-fatal shootings and share information between KCKPD divisions as well as outside agencies. Topics such as uncooperative victims, repeat offenders in hotspot areas, high risk factors for criminal activity, and gang affiliation are all addressed at these meetings.
- KCKPD Patrol and Investigations Divisions
- Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office
- Federal law enforcement partners
- Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Court and Probation/Parole
Risk for retaliation assessments are regularly conducted on possible victims, witnesses and suspects who have the potential to retaliate and thus continue the cycle of violence.
KCKPD has formed a partnership with the National Policing Institute and ATF in order to implement a Crime Gun Intelligence Center. This center will support efforts to prevent violent crime by identifying perpetrators, linking criminal activities, and identifying sources of crime guns for immediate disruption, investigation, and prosecution.
KCKPD is currently in the process of constructing and staffing a Real-Time Intelligence and Crime Center (RTICC). RTICC will contain analyst and centralized technology to give patrol officers and detectives’ instant information to help identify crime patterns and stop emerging active crime in real time. It is currently scheduled to open the summer of 2023.
In order to reduce violence related to the sale and use of fentanyl in our community, the KCKPD has adopted a multi-faceted approach which utilizes education, investigation and enforcement. Participation in community initiatives, such as the Enough is Enough program with the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, and ongoing public education about fentanyl and the importance of public access to Narcan, through speaking engagements and messaging via social and traditional media, are all ways in which KCKPD is helping educate the public about this public health crisis.
All patrol shifts are required to conduct area canvasses and follow-ups in relation to any and all confirmed shootings.
In order to increase communication, engagement and trust within the community, the KCKPD has established a robust schedule of community engagement activities throughout the year including, but not limited to:
- KCKPD Walk for Peace - Spring
- Patrol Division Open Houses and Cook-outs - Spring/Summer
- KCKPD Youth Academy - Summer
- Conflict resolution and anger management programs for youth - Year-Round