Historically, KCPD has had a generalized approach to property crimes investigations by geographic location at each Patrol Division. Over the summer, national research was conducted with nine other similar-sized departments in order to establish if Property Crimes was operating in the most-efficient manner. This research pointed to the advantages of a specialized citywide approach to investigating property crimes.
Beginning in mid-September, the Property Crimes Unit shifted from a generalized approach at each Patrol Division, to a citywide approach comprised of an Auto Crimes Section, a Burglary Section, and a Stealing Section. The Economic Crimes Section (which has operated under specialization for years) did not change and will remain in the Property Crimes Unit.
This change provides some identified advantages:
There will be no change to facilities or location of the investigators offices, they will now be grouped together with other offense specific detectives. New contact information for the public should they want to contact an investigator is as follows:
Auto Crimes Section at 816-413-3406/3412
Burglary Crimes Section at 816-413-3430
Stealing Crimes Section at 816-413-3435
Economic Crimes Section 816-413-3431