Downtown needs larger police presence

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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by aknowledgeableperson » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:29 pm

K.C.Highrise wrote:I don't live in other areas in the city. I live downtown. Therefore I wish the other areas of the city well, but I could care less about them. Garner, Lenexa and Lee Summit don't interest me.


Just courious.  Should the people in those cities have an interest in downtown?  What about those that live in South KC?  North of the river?  East of Raytown?
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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by K.C.Highrise » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:07 pm

This is a stupid discussion.

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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by chrizow » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:27 pm

schugg wrote:because chrizow knows that there are lots of break-ins in that area, if not they have easy access to the plaza if they are needed there. yes, the most important people in KC live in brookside. :lol:


actually, what i said very clearly is that i'd let one patrol car cover the plaza area south into brookside, indicating that i think one cop is probably enough for that large area. 

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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by kuwolde » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:12 pm

On my way home this evening around 6:30 there were four bicycle cops stopped at the intersection of 10th and Wyandotte.  I then saw two of the officers together on 4th street in front of Minskys Pizza.  The way they were talking it sounded like at least one of them was new to being on bicycle patrol.  The funny part was that only one of them had a flashing rear led light which I believe is required by law when riding after dark.  Glad to see more officers out on the streets though.

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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by KCPowercat » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:48 pm

I saw the bike cops tonight too...by the arena "speaking" with a homeless guy.....think the homeless will quickly find that the yellow coats aren't the only people they are going to be bothered by very quickly.
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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by scooterj » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:19 am

I saw them patrolling around Grand Slam about 9:00 last night, then they went north into the River Market.  They had a police car following them as they went so it might have been a training patrol.
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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:45 am

what city do i live in?  police downtown at night on BIKES?  awesome.
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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by kuwolde » Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:30 am

The bike patrol was out late last night.  I saw the four of them again pulling into the Centennial Building just west of the Graphic Arts Building at 2am last night.
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They must have a satelite office there because I see a lot of officers going into there during the day.

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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by LenexatoKCMO » Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:49 am

Out of curiosity, anybody get a look at what kind of bikes the cops were rolling?  I am sure the forum's many cycling enthusiasts are dieing to know. 

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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by kard » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:01 am

LenexatoKCMO wrote:Out of curiosity, anybody get a look at what kind of bikes the cops were rolling?  I am sure the forum's many cycling enthusiasts are dieing to know. 


want to challenge them to an alleycat.
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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:05 am

the bikes said trek.  no idea of the model.
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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by kuwolde » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:07 am

LenexatoKCMO wrote:Out of curiosity, anybody get a look at what kind of bikes the cops were rolling?  I am sure the forum's many cycling enthusiasts are dieing to know. 


It's funny you say that because I was kicking myself last night for not checking what they were riding...especially since I own a couple of bikes myself.

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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by alpha_glamourina » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:11 pm

Not sure what they're riding right now, but I heard they're supposed to be getting groovy new bikes for 2008. 

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Post by kucer » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:41 pm

http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking ... 01467.html

KC police to patrol downtown on bicycles

A new squad of Kansas City bicycle officers will begin training on downtown streets tonight, the department announced this morning.

The new unit will have its official “roll-out” on Oct. 13 to coincide with the opening of the Sprint Center.

“We created this unit in an effort to support the downtown resurgence,” said Major Wayne Stewart of the Central Patrol Division.

One sergeant and eight officers will make up the unit, which will operate year-round from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by kard » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:59 pm

a side benefit of this will be more "people of status" bitching letting the city know about bike hazards, like grates, pot holes, and lights that don't see us.
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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:54 pm

Anybody find it odd the bike cops will run 365 days a year from 5pm to 3am....that is some COLD bike riding isn't it?

People should report where they see them to ensure they are really covering their entire beat (which is CBD and river market)
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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by anniewarbucks » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:02 pm

It does look weird to see a cop on a bicycle. I have seen them here in Topeka as far out as Wanamaker Rd. I have never seen them in hot pursuit.
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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by Beermo » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:46 pm

anniewarbucks wrote:It does look weird to see a cop on a bicycle. I have seen them here in Topeka as far out as Wanamaker Rd. I have never seen them in hot pursuit.


they don't do hot pursuit. geez.

they patrol and make their presence known. they also sneak up on you very fast and very quietly.

you might laugh at cops on bikes wearing their strange bike gear, but never forget that they are still kcpd. they will still play whack a mole on your head if you deserve it, no matter what kind of gear they're wearing.
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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by anniewarbucks » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:23 pm

Beermo wrote:
you might laugh at cops on bikes wearing their strange bike gear, but never forget that they are still kcpd. they will still play whack a mole on your head if you deserve it, no matter what kind of gear they're wearing.

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Just as your signature says These cops are just as tough in their Bike shorts and top as they are in the squad cars.
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Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Post by lock+load » Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:49 am

KCPowercat wrote:People should report where they see them to ensure they are really covering their entire beat (which is CBD and river market)


I saw two pairs of bike cops in the Crossroads last night.

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