Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission

Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission (HM2H0G)

Location:
Buy flags at Flagstore.com!

N 39° 5.84', W 94° 35.035'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 56 views
Inscription
Organized in 1949 to investigate corruption, the Commission has become a model for ways to organize the struggle for greater public safety. At its inception, Kansas City Businessman and civic leader E.M. Dodds pushed for the Commission to cut down on "a rash of homicides and increased Lawlessness".

In 1982, the first anonymous call began rolling into the Commission-sponsored TIPS Hotline, and it has since become one of the three most successful Crime Stoppers programs worldwide, clearing more than 24,000 crimes off the books. In 1994, the Metropolitan Community Service Program began beautifying and restoring Kansas City neighborhoods by organizing cleanups by offenders ordered to serve the community as part of their sentences.

Recognizing the need to support the families of law enforcement officers, the Commission launched the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund, or SAFE, in 2003, and has since provided no-strings-attached financial support to those struggling after a tragedy in the line of duty. In 2008, the Commission built on those successes by launching the Second Chance program. For those who desire the tools to change their lives, Second Chance provided resources to instill that change, lowering the local recidivism rate to less than 20 percent.

A mere glance at news headlines makes it obvious that it's more important than ever to support law enforcement. The Crime Commission isn't on the outside looking in. It is community leaders and citizen-volunteers working with police chiefs and sheriffs across metropolitan Kansas City to enact concrete measures to support those who risk their lives to make our city a safer place.
Details
HM NumberHM2H0G
Tags
Year Placed2017
Placed ByThe Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City and Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 363030 N 4328771
Decimal Degrees39.09733333, -94.58391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.84', W 94° 35.035'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 50.4" N, 94° 35' 2.0999999999998" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , ,
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What country is the marker located in?
  2. Is this marker part of a series?
  3. What historical period does the marker represent?
  4. What historical place does the marker represent?
  5. What type of marker is it?
  6. What class is the marker?
  7. What style is the marker?
  8. Does the marker have a number?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?