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Kansas City Missouri Police Department: Police Capital Improvements and Staffing Project

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This report describes the need for and projected benefits of specified capital improvements and expanded staffing for the Kansas City Police Department (Missouri).
This report stems from the work of a committee of representatives from various city departments established to analyze the long-term capital improvement needs of both the Police Department and the Fire Department. The committee began work in April 1999 under the name of KEEPSafe (Kansas Citians for Effective and Efficient Public Safety). The results of two studies of the Police Department facilities were received by the Board of Police Commissioners on June 13, 2001. The Board prioritized and approved the projects contained in this report, to be submitted to the citizens of Kansas City for approval of funding. The capital improvement projects identified by the Board of Police Commissioners are a new Police Academy and Training Facility; new Metro and Northeast Patrol Division stations; the construction of two new floors in the Communication Facility; renovation of several floors within the police headquarters building; new Special Operations Facility; renovation to the existing North and South Parole Division stations; renovation of the existing Metro Patrol Division station building for use other than as a division station; and funding of the police portion of a new Computer Aided Dispatch system. This report explains why existing facilities and the operations associated with them are currently inadequate and how the projected capital improvements and staffing recommendations will improve the services that can be offered to citizens by the Police Department. The estimated cost for each capital improvement is presented, with the projected cost for all projects estimated to be $110,726,689.