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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission

Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 9, 2018
1. Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission Marker
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 itís more important than ever to support law enforcement. The Crime Commission isnít 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.
Erected 2017 by The Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City and Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission.
Location. 39° 5.84′ N, 94° 35.035′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on W 14th Street, on the right when traveling north. Located next to The Drum Room at the Hotel President. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 W 14th Street, Kansas City MO 64105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kansas City Municipal Auditorium (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aladdin Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Prison Collapse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Convention Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old French Kansas City (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Bronco Buster" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reverend Bernard Donnelly (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Union (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
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