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Last Published: 5/4/2018 3:54:51 PM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
 1. An Update on 2017 Crime Stats by KCPD.
 Major Greg Volker, of the Kansas City Police Department briefed the council on the crime stats for FY 2015 to FY 2017. Major Volker presented the offenses documented as: number of murders 149, forcible rapes 413, robberies 1778, aggravated assaults 5618, burglaries 4428, larceny 1200, motor vehicle thefts 6695 and arson 190. Crimes reported are documented in the standardized information database which relays information to the state and FBI. Captain Doug Niemeier, also of the Kansas City Police Department gave a update of the strategies implemented for 2018 by the Chief of Police. Those item are: Two crime information officers' at each patrol division for A.M and P.M., Each department will actively engage more in the neighborhoods, Social workers will be available department wide, a report of the first $5,000 reward of the TIPS hotline and weekly crime meetings with all divisions and each division commander majors, deputy chiefs etc. are required to attend to address division issues. A copy of this presentation can be obtained from the city clerk's office.
 2. A Review of existing Violence prevention plans from: (a) Health Commission (b) Violence Task Force Coordinator.
 Cynthia Jaramillo Carlson, Kansas City Health Department presented the board a brief presentation of the plans for violence prevention. The line up for the KC youth and family violence prevention plan are: resource development, mentoring and communications and marketing. Cynthia also gave an key components for promoting community engagement, which are: brand acceptance, messaging events and youth council to reach youth demographics. The website available for more information is http://www.irysekc.org. To access the violence free kc community survey, http://kcmo.gov/health/violence-free-kc-community-survey. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerks Office. Kamisha Stanton, Kansas City Violence Task Force Coordinator, gave a brief overview on the violence crimes progress report. This position reports to the City Manager, the Mayor and the City Council and coordinate efforts across governmental agencies. Recommendations on the Citizen's Task Force are; youth master plan, public engagement, mentoring programs, storefront community resource center, public service campaign, electronic database of community resources, and Center for Disease Control homicide studies. Contact information for Mrs. Stanton is, 816.759.9586 or email at Kamisha.Stanton@kcmo.org. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerks Office.
 3. There may be a general discussion regarding current Neighborhoods and Public Safety issues.
 4. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12.
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