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Legislation #: 981495 Introduction Date: 12/29/1998
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 1/7/1999
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ZCLEAVER(OLD)
Title: Directing the City Manager to develop a written cooperative agreement with the Board of Police Commissioners to clarify the working relationship between the Police Department and the City.

Legislation History
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12/29/1998

Prepare to Introduce

12/29/1998

Referred Finance & Administration Committee

1/6/1999

Immediate Adoption

1/7/1999

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 981495

 

Directing the City Manager to develop a written cooperative agreement with the Board of Police Commissioners to clarify the working relationship between the Police Department and the City.

 

WHEREAS, it is recognized that the City of Kansas City and the Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City are separate and distinct entities created under the laws of the State of Missouri with independent and unique governing bodies, accountable to different groups, controlling each entity; and

 

WHEREAS, it is also recognized that while few of the rules establishing the relationship between the City and its Police Department are formally codified, it is important that the City and Police Department work together to maximize the efficient and effective delivery of services to the citizens of Kansas City and to ensure proper control and stewardship of public dollars; and

 

WHEREAS, it has been recommended that the City and Board of Police Commissioners develop a written cooperative agreement between the City and Police Department which, while recognizing the two entities as equal partners which cannot command or control the other, will identify the roles and responsibilities of each, clarify expectations, and serve as a basis for improving cooperation and coordination; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the City Manager is hereby directed to meet with the staff of the Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City to develop and recommend to the Board and the City Council a formal, written cooperative agreement defining and clarifying the working relationship between the City and Board concerning the Kansas City Police Department; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Manager shall regularly report to the Council the progress toward reaching such a recommended agreement and present that proposed agreement to the Council within sixty (60) days hereof.

 

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