News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Residents, Police Step Out to Stop Crime

clock July 27, 2011 10:19 by author Jeff Quibell

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CITY OF BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI

POLICE DEPARTMENT MEDIA ADVISORY

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1100 SW Smith Street Blue Springs, MO 64015 | P: 816.228.0150 | F: 816.228.0147 | www.bluespringsgov.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: July 27, 2011

CONTACT: Allen Kintz, Blue Springs Police Department

Phone: (816) 228-0178

Email: akintz@bluespringsgov.com, or

Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager

Phone: (816) 655-0497

Email: knakahodo@bluespringsgov.com

Residents, Police Step Out to Stop Crime

13th Annual National Night Out in Blue Springs, Free Food, Games and Safety Information

Blue Springs, Mo. – The Blue Springs Police Department’s Community and Youth Outreach Unit are sponsoring its twelfth annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, from 6-9 p.m. at 11th and Smith Street in downtown Blue Springs. This free family event brings together residents, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials for an evening focused on crime prevention and safety.

Among the participating organizations are: Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, Lee’s Summit Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, CodeRED, Let’s Move! Blue Springs and many more.

Councilman Dale Carter, Blue Springs native and morning show co-host for Country 94.1, KFKF will emcee the event’s main stage. Entertainment includes a magic exhibition by former Mayor Steve Steiner, a musical performance by the Holy Hill Baptist Church Youth Choir and dancers from TaJazz School of Dance.

“National Night Out is an important outreach event that allows our officers to personally interact with our community,” says National Night Out Coordinator Sgt. Allen Kintz of the Blue Springs Police Department. “It’s the perfect family outing, with information about crime prevention, health and safety, as well as free food, games, prizes, live entertainment featuring local performers, and much more.”

Mayor Ross encourages residents to take part in this year’s National Night Out activities saying they are, “an important step to strengthening the crime prevention partnership between police, residents and the community at large.”

“National Night Out is a free event that gives residents the opportunity to meet Blue Springs officers and civilians working to keep our community safe. By stepping out on a unified front, we’re sending a message to criminals letting them know that Blue Springs’ neighborhoods are organized and fighting back to prevent crime in our community.”

Blue Springs National Night Out sponsors include: Target, UMB Bank, Price Chopper, Sonic, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, Kennedy’s Custom Jewelers, 3 Suns Cruise and Tours, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, Blue Springs Fitness, China One, Panera Bread, Texas Roadhouse, Rancho Grande, Family YMCA Blue Springs, Union Station, 1st Bible Baptist Church, The Cake Pan and Lamar’s Donuts.

For additional information about the Blue Springs National Night Out Against Crime event including scheduled vendors and performances, visit www.bluespringsgov.com/nno or call (816) 228-0178.

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National Night Out was created by the National Association of Town Watch to spotlight the role of the community in crime

and drug prevention. The first event took place 27 years ago. Last year, an estimated 34 million people attended National

Night Out events in more than 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases

worldwide. For more information about National Night Out and the National Association of Town Watch, visit

www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno.

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“Be a Good Neighbor” Fireworks Education Campaign Launches Today

clock June 23, 2011 10:06 by author Jeff Quibell

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CITY OF BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI

MEDIA ADVISORY

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903 W. Main Street Blue Springs, MO 64015 — P: 816.228.0110 — F: 816.228.7592 — W: www.bluespringsgov.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: June 23, 2011

CONTACT: Kim Nakahodo, Public Information Officer

Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449

Email: knakahodo@bluespringsgov.com

“Be a Good Neighbor” Fireworks Education Campaign Launches Today –

Emphasizes Increased Law Enforcement and Fireworks Safety for Independence Holiday

Blue Springs, Mo. – The City of Blue Springs and the Blue Springs Police Department want to help keep families safe this Independence Holiday. To do this, the City will continue its “Be a Good Neighbor” Fireworks Education Campaign for the 2011 fireworks season.

The campaign is designed to help build resident awareness for fireworks safety and to educate community members about City rules and regulations regarding fireworks. Additionally, a primary goal for the 2011 “Be a Good Neighbor” fireworks education campaign is to emphasize the assertive police enforcement that will take place prior to and during the 4th of July holiday.

“Our goal this year is to make sure citizens are not only enjoying the liberty of discharging fireworks in Blue Springs, but are doing so in consideration for others and within the limitations of City law,” said Police Chief Wayne McCoy.

This year’s campaign once again, focuses on three major components, Be Legal, Think Safe and Play Smart, reminding citizens about the need to exercise good decision making when participating in fireworks activities.

Be Legal encourages residents to observe the days and hours fireworks are legally allowed to be discharged within Blue Springs City limits. This year, these dates and times are July 1-3, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on July 4, 2011 from 10 a.m. to Midnight. Police Officers will also exercise increased street patrol and law enforcement measures during these times to make sure residents are complying with the regulations provisioned by the City’s Fireworks Ordinance. To report fireworks violations, call (816) 228-0151 or Text-A-Tip; text BSPD plus your message, including the location of the violation to Crimes (274637).

Think Safe reminds citizens to use City-approved fireworks only. These fireworks include those sold by 18 licensed nonprofit organizations in Blue Springs only. The discharge of bottle rockets is prohibited by the City. A list of these organizations can be obtained from the Blue Springs Tax Department at City Hall or on the City’s website at www.bluespringsgov.com/fireworks.

Play Smart encourages citizens and their family members to have fun, but be safe when discharging or detonating fireworks. “An adult should be present when fireworks are discharged, and people should avoid discharging fireworks in dry areas and around or near pets and animals” said Chief McCoy.

Residents are also asked to be mindful of neighbors, surrounding buildings or structures, to dispose of all debris after discharging fireworks, and to use proper first aid or burn care in case of an emergency. For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1.

The “Be a Good Neighbor” fireworks education campaign launched this week, distributing more than 20,000 postcards from Mayor Carson Ross to every household in Blue Springs. The Mayor’s letter represents the official declaration of this year’s campaign in which he asks for residents’ help to “keep the Blue Springs community operating as a safe, clean and enjoyable place to live and celebrate.”

Additional fliers will be distributed to approved fireworks retailers, City libraries, neighboring businesses and patrons of City Hall. For additional information about the campaign or fireworks safety visit www.bluespringsgov.com/fireworks.

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KCP&L provides Flood Information of Interest to our Citizens

clock June 12, 2011 21:40 by author Jeff Quibell

I'm sure you are well informed about the potential flooding along the Missouri River in the near future. KCP&L is preparing to protect our facilities and to support our communities and customers that may be impacted.  The safety and well-being of the community and our employees is our top priority.  Because electrical current travels through water, flooding can create specific electrical safety concerns.

KCP&L’s intent is to take every reasonable step to avoid interrupting service to customers in and around flood areas. However, safety of our customers and employees is critical. KCP&L will make every effort to notify customers in affected areas when rising water indicates that a hazard may occur or when local or state officials mandate that service disconnections are necessary.

Listed below are some preparedness activities and important safety information for the public. Please feel free to use them in any newsletters or communications you do. 

KCP&L’s monitoring and preparedness efforts are comprehensive. They include:

  • Coordinating with emergency management agencies.
  • Protecting facilities near the river by building water-tight, concrete-block walls and sandbagging.
  • Staging replacement equipment such as back-up transformers near potential flood-zone areas so it is available if needed.
  • Helicopter patrols of transmission line infrastructure near the river to ensure floating debris remains clear of power poles.
  • Double-checking routine maintenance and tuning of equipment throughout our service area.

Customers in flooded areas should exercise caution.

  • Stay away from power lines and pad-mounted transformers in flooded areas.
  • Do not walk in standing water or venture into areas of debris, since energized and dangerous power lines may not be visible.
  • Do not ride watercraft near power poles and power lines, as they too can be energized and deadly.

More detailed information is available on our flood information section of www.kcpl.com/flood.

I will keep you informed of any noteworthy events.  Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. 

Carol Baker

Community Business Manager

KCP&L

PO Box 418679

Kansas City, MO 64141-9679

816-556-2809 - office 

816-810-7370 - cell

carol.baker@kcpl.com


Information on where to look for Severe Weather Information

clock June 12, 2011 10:10 by author Jeff Quibell

I’m resending this per request….my opinion THE BEST Severe weather web page is http://www.crh.noaa.gov/eax/

Book mark this….It’s the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill. Do NOT rely on AccuWeather, Yahoo, etc…..  Click on the link now…you will see in red…the current tornado warnings.  Click on the Red Polygon….once the forecast comes up…look for the Red Text “Tornado Warning” above the written out forecast.  Click on “Tornado Warning” and you can read all the current info. regarding that specific tornado. Even listing towns/cities in its path.. 

Pete Grigsby

www.BSSDTV.net

www.BSSDRadio.net

www.JagTVnews.net

Paul Consiglio Education Center

1501 NW Jefferson Street

Blue Springs, MO  64015

816-224-1740  X-314


Donation and Volunteer Information for Storm Victims in Joplin, Mo.

clock May 25, 2011 10:08 by author Jeff Quibell

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CENTRAL JACKSON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

PRESS RELEASE

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CJCFPD Training Facility, 4175 US 40 HWY, Blue Springs, MO — P: 816.229.9118

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: May 24, 2011

CONTACT: Kim Nakahodo, Public Information Officer

Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449

Email: knakahodo@bluespringsgov.com

Donation and Volunteer Information for Storm Victims in Joplin, Mo.

CENTRAL JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. –To help better manage the outpouring of support for Joplin, Missouri tornado survivors, disaster recovery experts have established some simple ways to help, whether volunteering or donating resources.
The Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offer those who are impacted or just wanting to help the following advice:
Volunteer or Donate
The easiest way to help is to call 2-1-1 in most areas in Missouri to volunteer time or make a donation. Unsolicited responders compete with disaster victims and emergency personnel for food, water, valuable cell phone bandwidth and lodging.

Cash is the best because it offers voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources. You can donate to the United Way by calling 2-1-1 or donate to the Red Cross by visiting any area Price Chopper, texting REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Confirm what emergency responders need from voluntary organizations before collecting donations. Unsolicited donated goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, and mixed or perishable foodstuffs require helping agencies to redirect valuable resources away from providing services to sort, package, transport, warehouse, and distribute items that may not meet the needs of disaster survivors.
If you have a quantity of a given item or class of item to donate, and you need help in determining which organizations to give to, you can make your offer through www.aidmatrixnetwork.org/fema and click on Missouri.

Locating a Loved One

Residents affected by the tornado wanting to notify friends and family that they are safe are asked to go online to https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms. This Web site can also be used to check on a loved one in the Joplin area. This site is easy and free and only basic information is needed. If you are not able to go online, call 417-659-5464 to register or find someone who has registered.
The CJCEMA is an emergency management agency consisting of the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, the City of Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Lake Tapawingo and surrounding unincorporated areas. The EOC is located at the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District’s Training Facility and brings together representatives from Police, Fire, Public Works and Emergency Management agencies.

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logging onto www.facebook.com and searching for the Central Jackson County

Emergency Management Agency.


Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) Training

clock May 18, 2011 15:20 by author Jeff Quibell

The Rape Aggression Defense Basic Personal Defense

System (RAD) is a national training program of realistic

self-defense tactics and techniques taught by Blue Springs

Police certified RAD instructors. Students will be provided

with self-defense options for all levels of physical ability.

Learn techniques and information to make an educated

decision about personal defense. Each 12-hour class session

is open to women ages 15 and older.

M 6-9 p.m. 6/6 - 6/27 $25

SA & SU 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 8/6 - 8/7 $25

Sgt. Janet Jarvis

Blue Springs Police Department

1100 SW Smith St

Blue Springs, MO 64015

(816) 228-0151 - Dispatch

(816) 220-4532 - Fax


Copper Thieves Strike Hidden Valley Park Softball Fields

clock May 17, 2011 12:07 by author Jeff Quibell
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CITY OF BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI

POLICE DEPARTMENT

MEDIA ADVISORY

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1100 SW Smith Street Blue Springs, MO 64015 — P: 816.228.0150 F: 816.228.0147 W: www.bluespringsgov.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: May 16, 2011

CONTACT: Detective Jeremy Dickstein

Phone: 816.228.0261 or 816.214.7970

Email: jdickstein@bluespringsgov.com

Copper Thieves Strike Hidden Valley Park Softball Fields

Blue Springs, Mo. – On Monday, May 16, 2011, at about 9:00 a.m., City of Blue Springs Parks & Recreation employees discovered that sometime over the weekend of May 13th through May 16th copper thieves caused property damage and stole a substantial amount of copper wiring from Hidden Valley Park, 6500 NW Valleyview Road.

Blue Springs Parks & Recreation determined that the unknown suspect(s) pried open 26 light fixtures and stole the underground copper used to illuminate several softball fields and the parking lot. At this point, the cost to the City in property damage and stolen wiring is unknown, however is considered significant.

The Blue Springs Police Department Investigations Bureau is currently investigating the incident to attempt to identify and prosecute the individuals responsible. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Joe Fanara at 816-228-0153, Police Dispatch at 816-228-0151, or any Blue Springs Police Officer.

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Remember to Vote on April 5th

clock April 2, 2011 15:23 by author Jeff Quibell

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Thank you for your support of our community!


Blue Springs Police Department Newsletter

clock November 16, 2010 11:09 by author Jeff Quibell
 

B.S.P.D. Mission Possible

Preserving and Promoting a Safe Community

An e-news publication of the Blue Springs Police Department 
                                                                                             Volume 5, No.2

 
 

In This Issue

Public Safety Board Seeks Community Input

Meet Your BSPD

BSPD To Receive Patriot Award

7th BSPD Citizen Academy Class Graduates!

Mike Russell, Jeff Sargent Promoted to Sergeant!

Quick Links

BSPD Text-A-TIP

C.Y.O.U.

Who We Are (BSPD)

Join Our Mailing List

Blue Springs

Public Safety Board

Forum 
November 9, 2010

On November 9 at 6 p.m., the Blue Springs Police Department and the Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens' Advisory Board (PSB) will host its second annual public forum to discuss a series of issues related to public safety in Blue Springs.

The PSB established the following topics for the forum:

1.  What changes in staffing, facilities, equipment or technology would you like to see the BSPD consider to meet the public safety needs of the future in Blue Springs?

2. The Blue Springs Police Department has made a concerted effort to increase visibility in the neigborhoods.  What improvements, if any, have you seen in the past 12 to 36 month period, and what additional suggestions do you have?

3.  What changes in coverage or services provided by our Animal Control Unit would you like to see?

4.  What other issues related to public safety should be addressed by the PSB?

The public forum will take place at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building, 1100 SW Smith Street.

 

Come Tour Your 

Blue Springs

Police Department

Police Department Tours Now Available!

Group tours of the Blue Springs Police Department are offered to students and youth.

Call the Crime Prevention Unit at (816) 228-0178 to arrange a tour for your group.

Lt. John Kingsolver Employee of the Month 2010

Lieutenant John Kingsolver recently received the BSPD Employee of the Month Award from Chief McCoy.

"Bandit" on the trail of a burglar

"Bandit" Joins the Force!

The Blue Springs Police Department are please to announce that their newest K-9 Unit is officially on active duty beginning this week.  Bandit and his handler, Officer Weston Kendall recently completed the specialized K-9 training necessary to be cleared for active duty.

"K-9 units provide direct patrol responses in both retail areas and residential neighborhoods, ensuring that Officers and residents are safe in response to crimes in progress," Blue Springs Police Chief Wayne McCoy said.  "Additionally, their use in locating missing persons, tracking escaped suspects or locating illegal drugs is a cost-effective way to ensure community safety.

During his training, Bandit has already assisted the department by participating in the search for a young runaway child who was found unharmed.  We greatly appreciate the support of the Rotary Club of Blue Springs and Blue Springs City Council in addressing this important need."

The new K-9 Unit joins Urich, and his handler, Officer Robert Unruh who previously served as the Blue Springs Police Department's only K-9 team.  The original K-9 team was made possible by a Federal grant in September 2006.

Greetings!

Chief Wayne McCoyIt is my pleasure to welcome you to the October 2010 edition of the Police Department's electronic newsletter, BSPD Mission Possible. 
Our goal is to provide you with the most up-to-date information related to our organizational activities and progress. 
There are a number of exciting items in this issue, as it has been a busy year at the BSPD working for our community!  With seven adult and two youth citizen academies having now graduated, our partnership continues to grow. 

We are honored to receive the Patriot Award in Blue Springs, as our Department has significant participation in the military through activations, reserves and family members.

As the City Council, Public Safety Board, and Police Staff look for ways to address public safety needs, we'll be asking for your input and support to continue our goal of making this the safest city in the metro in which to live.

Please pass this newsletter along to friends and family, as I'll have more news coming soon!

 

City of Blue Springs Receives the "Patriot Award" for support of City Employees in the Military!

BSPD Officer Mark Grote During Military Service

BSPD Officer Mark Grote

During Military Service

The City of Blue Springs, Mo., was recently honored with the Patriot Award from the Missouri Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Blue Springs Police Officer Mark Grote, who also serves as a Chief Petty Officer with the US Navy, nominated the City of Blue Springs for the award.

The award will be presented by James Carver, Administrative Support Technician of the Missouri Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve at the Blue Springs City Council Meeting on November 15.  Council meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building, 1100 SW Smith Street.

"The Patriot Award was created to publicly recognize American Employers who provide extraordinary patriotic support and cooperation to their employees that have answered their nation's call to serve," Carver said.

"Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's National Guard and Reserve units."

The Patriot Award recognizes companies that go above and beyond with their policies for employees who participate in the National Guard and Reserve force. The award is for companies who provide leadership and provisions for these employees.

"The City of Blue Springs is a great organization to work for," said Grote. "They are always supportive of my commitment to our country and I am glad to be a part of their team."

 

Graduation for the 7th B.S.P.D. Citizen Police Academy 11-03-10

On November 3, 2010, the Blue Springs Police Department held a graduation ceremony for the sevent graduating class of the BSPD Citizens Police Academy.  The ceremony represented the culmination of nine weeks of hard work from its twenty graduates.  The ceremony was held in the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building's multi-purpose room.

Chief Wayne McCoy introduced Mayor Carson Ross who addressed the cadets, thanking them for taking time to participate in the program.  Mayor Ross knows first hand how it feels to graduate from the Citizens Police Academy; he and first lady Eloise were two of the early graduates in the first year of the citizen academy.

Crime Prevention Sergeant Allen Kintz was the MC for the event, and presentedt each graduate a certificate of completion and a class photograph.

Blue Springs Police Department Citizen and Youth Academies are ongoing; if you are interested in participating in a future class, call Sgt. Allen Kintz at 816-228-0178 or send an e-mail to the police department at police@bluespringsgov.com.

 

New Sergeants!

Sergeants Mike Russell and Jeff Sargent promoted October, 2010

Sergeants Mike Russell and Jeff Sargent

The Blue Springs Police Department is proud to announce the promotions of Mike Russell and Jeff Sargent to the rank of Sergeant.  Each will assume their supervisory roles over a squad of Officers in uniformed patrol.

Sergeants Russell and Sargent were presented with their new badges at the department's customer service "pot luck" event held at Rotary Park on October 13, 2010.  Sergeant Russell's badge was pinned on by his wife Shannan; Sergeant Sargent received the similar honor from his wife Dianne.

The Sergeant position in uniformed patrol is one of the most important roles in any police department.  The direct supervision of major incidents, oversight and training of Officers, and the availability to assign and direct personnel are essential for maintaining our partnership with the community.  We are proud to announce that these two veteran officers have stepped up to continue serving the public in their new roles as Sergeants.

 

Is has been my pleasure to bring you the latest news in Blue Springs public safety.

Did you enjoy this issue of Mission Possible? Be sure to send me your feedback on how we can continue to improve this publication.  

Sincerely,

Wayne McCoy, Chief of Police

Blue Springs Police Department

We are

Making a Difference!

During each new issue of the Mission Possible newsletter, this section will be used for comments we have received from you, our citizens, recognizing the customer service efforts of our Blue Springs Police Department.

This month I greatly appreciate Mr. Jones for noticing some of the things that are not often noted - like this Officer who took the time and effort to make sure a garage was secure in the middle of the night.

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Date:Tuesday, October 05, 2010 8:38 AM
To: Police
Subject: Thanks

Good morning Chief!
I want to thank you for obviously developing a stellar team of police officers.  I received a call from dispatch at 1:20 AM this morning that my garage doors were up and a patrol person was outside waiting until I closed them.  Please thank that person so much for me and my family. 

I had the pleasure of meeting one of your Special Tactics team members on September 25 at Keystone Park while he was on detail with some youths.  A real pro! 

I bought my house in April of 2009 and didn't move in until June but would go there at night to do things.  My neighbors didn't know me at the time and called the police.  I encountered the BSPD and again, nothing but professionals.  
Leadership comes from the top.  It is very apparent that you are in-deed a great leader.
Thank you sir,
Lewis B. Jones

 

 

City of Blue Springs | 903 W. Main Street | Blue Springs | MO | 64015


Public Safety Advisory Board Seeks Resident Input at Public Forum – November 9, 2010

clock November 3, 2010 10:13 by author Jeff Quibell

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CITY OF BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI

PRESS RELEASE

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903 W. Main Street Blue Springs, MO 64015 — P: 816.228.0110 — F: 816.228.7592 — W: www.bluespringsgov.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: November 6, 2010

CONTACT: Kim Nakahodo, Public Information Officer

Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449

Email: knakahodo@bluespringsgov.com

Public Safety Advisory Board

Seeks Resident Input at Public Forum – November 9, 2010

Blue Springs, Mo. – On November 9 at 6 p.m., the Blue Springs Police Department and the Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board will host its second annual public forum to discuss a series of issues related to public safety in Blue Springs. The forum will take place at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building, 1100 SW Smith St. and is open to the public. This meeting marks the third public meeting, including the original Mayor’s Task force meeting, in effort to increase resident-police partnerships in the community.

Advisory Board Chairman Tom Echerd will preside at the forum and encourages any interested persons to attend. “We hope residents will come to the forum and actively participate in a positive way. These meetings represent the Board’s ongoing efforts to keep residents informed and engaged in the activities of our Blue Springs Police Department,” said Echerd.

At a recent meeting, the Board established the following topics that are of great interest to the community and will be on the agenda for the November 9 public forum:

  • What changes in staffing, facilities, equipment or technology would you like the Blue Springs Police Department to consider to better meet the present and future public safety needs of our community?
  • The Blue Springs Police Department has made a concerted effort to increase visibility in neighborhoods. What improvements, if any, have you seen in the past 12 to 36 month period, and what additional suggestions do you have?
  • What changes in coverage or services provided by our Animal Control Unit would you like to see?
  • What other issues or topics related to public safety should be addressed by the Public Safety Citizen’s Advisory Board?

“I encourage all residents to come and provide any input they may have. It is through the community’s partnership with the Blue Springs Police Department that we will be able to create and maintain the safest community possible,” Blue Springs Police Chief Wayne McCoy said. “We value everyone’s input; by working together we can celebrate our successes while gaining an understanding of those areas where residents feel we can do better.”

About the Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board

The Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board was created by City Ordinance in August 2009 as a recommendation of the Mayor-appointed Public Safety Advisory Task Force. The six-member board is comprised of two residents from each City Council District, along with non-voting ex officio members that include representatives from the Blue Springs Police Department, City Council and a student from the Blue Springs School District. The Board has met monthly since its inaugural meeting in August, 2009.

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