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    Sep 06, 2016
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    KCFOP Lodge #99 Meeting Hall, 3rd Floor 527 W. 39th St Kansas City, MO 64111 Civilian FOP General Membership Meetings occur every other month, on the Thursday after the Sworn FOP General Membership meetings.
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    Oct 04, 2016
    KCFOP Lodge 3rd floor 527 W 39th St Kansas City, MO 64111
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    Nov 01, 2016
    KCFOP Lodge 3rd floor 527 W 39th St Kansas City, MO 64111
    Civilian FOP General Membership Meeting
    Nov 03, 2016
    KCFOP Lodge #99 Meeting Hall, 3rd Floor 527 W. 39th St Kansas City, MO 64111 Civilian FOP General Membership Meetings occur every other month, on the Thursday after the Sworn FOP General Membership meetings.
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    • Steve Loomis of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association shared a video with us.

      Megan Connelly and the CPPA put together a video commemorating the RNC and thanking the Officers and citizens who made it such a great success.

      Please enjoy this video, she did a great job with it! :

      2nd Annual KCFOP Lodge #99 Golf Classic
      Benefitting the KC Police Officer's Memorial Foundation, a 501(c)(3)

      The 2nd Annual KCFOP Lodge #99 Golf Classic will be October 3rd, 2016.

      -At-

      The Deuce at the National
      6700 N National Dr, Parkville, MO 64152

      To Register, download the brochure below, call the lodge at 816-231-8011, or contact Steve Miller - smiller@kcfop.org .


      Download: 2016 Lodge 99 Golf Brochure.pdf

      !!!IMPORTANT LETTER FROM FOP LODGE #99  PRESIDENT BRAD LEMON!!!
       

      August 3, 2016

      Brothers and Sisters,

       

      Yesterday a statement from Chief Darryl Forte’ was released that was provided from his office in headquarters. During that video he makes several comments that I take exception to. The men and women that work in that building and buildings all over the city are the finest people I have ever known and have the pleasure to work with. Our members give their heart and soul to the citizens of Kansas City and unfortunately, some have given all. In front of headquarters is a statue that contains 119 names of those that have lost their lives in the service of Kansas City, 83 of those fine officers died as a result of gunfire.
       

      Each of us were trained in a nationally recognized academy, and our curriculum is approved by members of command and then certified by Missouri’s POST commission. Our training is not sub-standard, in fact, I would challenge anyone to find fault with it. Our firearms section was just recognized for identifying several training issues that provides options to disengage and seek cover while contacting armed and dangerous subjects.
       

      An accusation was made by Chief Forte’ that we have gone around him regarding policy changes and “try to get favor” with those who make decisions. Our current contract with the Board of Police Commissioners specifically allows for us to be included in policy discussions, and when our input and suggestions are ignored we are allowed to address the Board directly. The chief signed that contract and is aware of the procedure. I will make no apologies for taking the opportunity to protect our member’s rights in that contract.
       

      I cannot understand any statement regarding unreasonable fear on our member’s part when dealing with life and death situations. We are humans, and not robots. We have families and lives. The fear that officers feel during critical incidents is real. It is not for someone else to tell us what is reasonable or unreasonable. We make decisions based on the totality of circumstances, and strive to do what is reasonable. Our training is based on rulings from our great country’s Supreme Court.
       

      I ask that Chief Forte’ address these issues in a public forum and provide our members with some resolution to his statements not only yesterday, but in forums that he has spoken at a number of times in the last several weeks. There are a number of videos that suggest that he didn’t misspeak, but holds those values.
       

      We will continue to serve our city with honor and dignity. We swore an oath to do so, and our word is our bond. Our family is a great family, and in these dangerous times we will strive to be the leaders that our community deserve.
       

      Brad Lemon
       

      President FOP Lodge #99    


      Download: Response to Chief Forte 8032016.pdf

      Below are the 2016 Missouri FOP State Lodge Political Endorsements. Attached, below, is a printable list of these candidates to take to the polls. 

      STATEWIDE OFFICE
        • GOVERNOR
          o Chris Koster
        • LT. GOVERNOR
          o Mike Parson in Republican Primary
          o Russ Carnahan in Democrat Primary
        • STATE TREASURER
          o Eric Schmitt

      MISSOURI SENATE
      SENATE DISTRICT 1 – Scott Sifton
      SENATE DISTRICT 11 – John Rizzo
      SENATE DISTRICT 17 – Ryan Silvey
      SENATE DISTRICT 15 – Rick Stream
      SENATE DISTRICT 23 – Anne Zerr

      MISSOURI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
      HOUSE DISTRICT 11 – Galen Higdon
      HOUSE DISTRICT 14 – Kevin Corlew
      HOUSE DISTRICT 17 – Nick King
      HOUSE DISTRICT 20 – Bill Kidd
      HOUSE DISTRICT 31 – Sheila Solon
      HOUSE DISTRICT 47 – Susan McClintic
      HOUSE DISTRICT 69 – Jerry Burke
      HOUSE DISTRICT 104 – Kathie Conway
      HOUSE DISTRICT 106 – Chrissy Sommer
      HOUSE DISTRICT 108 – Jeff Schwentker
      HOUSE DISTRICT 112 – Robert Butler
      HOUSE DISTRICT 113 – Karen Settlemoir-Berg
      HOUSE DISTRICT 114 – Elaine Gannon
      HOUSE DISTRICT 117 – Mike Henderson
      HOUSE DISTRICT 119 – Nate Tate
      HOUSE DISTRICT 154 – Shawn Rhoads


      Download: MOFOP_2016_ENDORSEMENT_LIST.pdf

      Below are the Missouri FOP political endorsements in the upcoming elections.

      U.S. Senate : No Endorsement

      Governor : Chris Koster (D) 

      Lt. Governor : No Endorsement

      Secretary of State : No Endorsement

      State Treasurer : Eric Schmitt (R)

      Attorney General : No Endorsement

      State Senate District 11 : John Rizzo (D)

      State Senate District 17 : Ryan Silvey (R)

      State House of Representatives District 17 : Nick King (R)

      These are the candidates who have shown to be the most supportive of the law enforcement community and Missouri workers in general.  Please show your support for these candidates i their upcoming elections.

      In Memory of KCKPD Detective Brad Lancaster Fundraiser

      As we all know, Detective Lancaster was shot and killed while assisting patrol officers who responded to a suspicious person call at Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kansas

      On July 2, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., American Guns Unlimited will be raffling off a new Generation 4 Glock 23 to one lucky ticket holder.

      All proceeds collected for this raffle will be donated to the family of Detective Lancaster.

      You may purchase tickets from American Guns Unlimited located at 7720 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri 64118 or contact Errol Riggins at (816) 520-3303.

      The KC City Auditor's office just released their report of the audit on KCPD's fleet of take-home vehicles.  

      The office gave suggestions as to how the department could better deploy these vehicles, noting the following points:

      -develop and know the cost of its take-home vehicle program
      -track information related to take-home vehicles
      -
      use data to better manage department resources and evaluat alternatives that should reduce costs and improve effectiveness
      -
      share program costs, data, and alternatives with the Board of Police Commissioners to improve oversight and decision making.

      According to the report, Management agreed with about half of the recommendations.

      .PDF of a Summary of the Audit
      .PDF of the Full Audit

      FOP Lodge #4 has established a memorial fund for the family of Detective Brad Lancaster. Contributions can be made at any of the Greater Kansas City Public Safety Credit Union branches or Kansas City, Kansas Police Headquarters.


       

      Hello everyone!

      It is that time again to prepare for SAFE’s yearly charity boxing event, Guns ‘N Hoses!  It is set for Friday, October 21st this year and it will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, again this year.  


      Download: GNH Flyer.pdf

      On April 12th, KCFOP Lodge #99 had our annual 'Day on the Hill' event.  Members of the Executive Board and volunteers from the membership of the lodge travel to Jefferson City to meet and speak with our state legislators, addressing proposed legislative changes that might affect our members.

      We had a great turnout this year and had the opportunity and good fortune to speak with many of the influential legislators at session.

      A special thank you to the non-executive board members who volunteered to attend.  We appreciate the support of the membership who help us improve this organization.

      Below is a picture of some of the attendees with Missouri District 011 Representative, Galen Higdon.

      KCTV5 has posted an article titled "Forte: KCPD's upcoming budget reveals staffing shortage".

      KCPD Chief Forté today published an entry on his blog titled "Upcoming budget presents staffing shortfalls".

      Please, take a few moments to read this and if you agree that having enough officers is important, please let your city-councilperson know.

      Fox 4 KC has posted an article titled "FOP president says fewer officers on KC streets mean increased waits for police response from Fox4KC".

      Another piece in the on-going struggle to get more officers on the streets of KansasCity.

      Fox 4 News has posted a story regarding the KCMO Budget and KCPD staffing, with comment from lodge President Lemon:

      Newly Passed budget not enough to prevent KCPD layoffs according to FOP.

      From President Lemon's Facebook

      Going to make community meetings, armed with real numbers. Mayor James can say what he wants on television but his budgets have reduced officer safety.

      The Kansas City FOP Lodge #99 is happy to announce that our onlne store is now available!

      KCFOP.ORG Online Store

      You can visit the store by either using the 'Online Store' button on the left side of the main KCFOP.ORG webpage, or clicking the link above.

      Shirts, Mugs, Golf Towels and much more are available.  Please take a minute to browse what we have to offer and purchase some items.

      To avoid shipping costs - make sure you change 'Pickup Your Order' to yes.
      KCPD Employees, we will arrange to have your item dropped off or will make it available for pickup at our Lodge.

      *All profits from the purchase of items on the KCFOP.ORG Online Store go to benefit the KCFOP Political Action Committee.

      KCFOP Lodge #99 is happy to announce the availability of its new mobile app for your phone, available on the Apple App Store and Android Play Store.

      This gives you the ability to quickly read any new items posted on the public area of the website.  

      Also, if you're a registered member you can save your username and password within the app so you don't have to constantly re-enter it in the website.  You will also be able to access member-exclusive features from within the app, such as the member directory.

      Setup is easy, once you've registered through the website, download the new App, enter your username and password, and most of the features will be available at the touch of your screen!!

      Navigate to the Apple App Store or Googe Play Store and search for KCFOP!


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