Report of Chief of Police Covering Reorganization Activities, and Accomplishments of the Kansas City Mo. Police Department

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Reporting at the end of the Kansas City Police Department's first year of operation under the state administration. Reed reports that "we took over one of the worst police departments and began the gorundwork which has brought it today to what is nationally acknowledged to be one of the best in the United States." Among the changes, he writes that "new policies called for unbiased and impartial police work" and that "practices inimical to honest public servce were banned." Physical updates were made to the police department, police districts were reorganized, and training and public relations departments were created. Vice investigation and enforcement were increased and efforts were made to "direct the activities, arrange programs of entertainment and keep [local youth] interested in wholesome activities." Detailed updates for specific districts and departments are also described.

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Kansas City Police Department
Date: 
December 31st 1940
Modern Location: 
Kansas City, MO
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Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the State Historical Society of Missouri-Columbia. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the State Historical Society of Missouri-Columbia.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
Stark, Lloyd Crow (1886-1972), Papers, 1931-1941, C0004-f03434
Digital Object Identifier: 
SHSMO-C0004-F03434-0001
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