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Last Published: 8/12/2013 4:16:25 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:2 - JOHN SHARP, SCOTT TAYLOR
Present:2 - JERMAINE REED, MICHAEL BROOKS
 
 
 1. Shoal Creek Patrol Division update, Major David Zimmerman. Major David Zimmerman, Police Department, stated that his patrol did its first sweep of the curfew enforcement in areas known for property crimes and other disorders. There was a public relations campaign before the sweep. Violations were minimal; two juveniles were detained and citations given to their parents. Major Zimmerman gave examples of how property crime investigations led to other violations that were not strictly property crimes. There was a sobriety checkpoint May 24th by the Traffic Division which resulted in 13 DUI arrests. Major Zimmerman has a Targeted Oriented Policing Squad doing great deal of proactive patrolling in the Northland parks to make sure the citizens have a safe environment. There will be a hazardous waste Collection at Metro North on June 15th. There will also be a Annual Kids Fest at a church on July 15th and his patrol will be participating. Contact information for the Shoal Creek Patrol Division can be obtained on the Kansas City Police Department website.
 
 2. Kansas City Police Department Diversity Office Update. Captain Dan Haley and Officer Rebecca Caster, Police Department, reported that they have been establishing mentoring networks for African Americans, Latinos and women. Captain Stephanie Price led the effort to mentor women. This was offered at the interim level (recruits in the first year academy class) and was so successful that it was opened up to anyone. The mentoring program is open for everyone to participate it is specifically for African Americans, Latinos, and women. They have primarily focused on sergeants to develop sergeant to take leadership positions in the organization. Currently, there is one African American captain and one Latino captain in the KCPD. There also a commander/sergeant mentoring program which is not ethnicity or gender specific. The Diversity Office has been working on presentations to management focusing on working with employees. Officer Caster explained her duties as a LGBT liaison. She speaks at meetings and attends functions in the community to bridge the gap in trust between the LGBT community and the Police Department.
 
 3. Presentation on unsolved homicides by the Mothers in Charge group of the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime. Councilman Jermaine Reed gave some background information regarding the Mothers in Charge Group. Bryan Dial, Director of Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, stated that the group was officially launched in April of this year. It stems from a support group within the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime. They are involved as an advocacy group and have been involved in a petition drive to urge political leaders support legislation. They are now working on a project highlighting unsolved homicides in the community throughout the months of June and July. This will lead to a larger project in collaboration with Metropolitan Baptist Church in August. Rosalyn Temple testified regarding the group's current project. She stated that the group is urging the community to come out and support the group. They have 8 vigils scheduled throughout the month. Sonya Cherry testified regarding the purpose of Mothers In Charge. The group's main focus is to let the community know that they are taking a stand and want this violence to stop. She stated that they are going to have start going to elementary schools and set up conflict resolution classes. They are trying to get the community to come forward with information about unsolved homicide cases and get as many cases solved they can. Mr. Dial stated that the group has also been collaborating with KC Nova and COMBAT. Committee members asked group to give them a schedule of their activities so that they can get the message out to the community.
 
 4. There may be a general discussion regarding current Public Safety & Emergency Services issues.
 
 5. 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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