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Legislation #: 071270 Introduction Date: 11/20/2007
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 11/20/2007
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS SANDERS BROOK, HERMANN AND CURLS
Title: Honoring Chief James D. Corwin on his leadership as the Chief of Police of Kansas City, Missouri, and recognizing the opening of the new Police Academy.

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11/19/2007 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/20/2007 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 071270

 

Honoring Chief James D. Corwin on his leadership as the Chief of Police of Kansas City, Missouri, and recognizing the opening of the new Police Academy.

 

WHEREAS, Chief James D. Corwin was sworn in as Kansas City, Missouris 42nd police chief on October 26, 2004; and

 

WHEREAS, Chief Corwin has been with the Police Department since his appointment as a police officer in 1979 where he worked his way up the ranks and became the Deputy Chief in 1999; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department dedicated on November 13, 2007, its police training academy located on a 132 acre campus at 6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road, next-door to the Shoal Creek Patrol Division Station, which is a 123,000 square foot main building as well as other campus facilities including the indoor shooting range and situational training building; and

 

WHEREAS, the new Police Training Academy will train police recruits from around the region as well as provide continuing education for Kansas City Police Officers; and

 

WHEREAS, funds to build the Academy came from a 10-year, quarter-cent public safety sales tax voters approved in 2002 and is the Police Departments largest capital investment in public safety; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Chief James D. Corwin on his leadership as the Chief of Police of Kansas City, Missouri, and recognize the opening of the new Police Academy; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Chief James D. Corwin with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for his invaluable support he has extended to the community and for making our neighborhoods safer places to live.

 

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