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    • The KCPD CARE Team will be raffling a TRAEGER PRO Series 22 Grill / Smoker ($920.00 Value) at the eighteenth annual golf tournament on Monday, May 7th. The TRAEGER will be on display at the KC Public Safety Credit Union Northland branch.

      Raffle tickets can be purchased at any credit union branch or by contacting any of the below KCPD employees.

      Pam Bear (IBO)
      Ryan Mills (EPD)
      Jennifer Miller (VCD)
      Derek McCollum (Financial Services)
      Terry Freed (NPD)
      Donie Hoffman (SCPD)
      Kevin White (Robbery Unit)
      Ben Caldwell (Missing Person/CC)

      Tickets

      1 FOR $5
      3 FOR $10
      8 FOR $20

      (Click the image below for details)


      Download: 2018 Care Team Raffle Flyer (Traeger Grill).pdf

      The 2nd Annual "Dana and Parks Bowling Bash" is quickly approaching, and we need your help!

      Sign up now to participate in this fun event that raises money for police families in need in our region.  A portion of this year's proceeds will go to benefit the family of Clinton PD officer Christopher Ryan Morton, who was killed answering a call for service March 6 of this year.  Additionally, this even also supports the Kansas City Police Officer's Memorial Foundation, a 501c3 established to provide officer support and community outreach.

      There are still spots available at the 2PM-4PM Session!  To sign up, email your team information or questions to BowlingBashKC@gmail.com.  The cost is $40/person.  If you sign up a team of 4 - 6 players, you will get a discount!

      There are also sponsorships at many different levels available, see the attached .PDF for more information on those opportunities, or email your questions to info@kcfop.org.

      (Click the image below to see a larger version)


      Download: Bowling Bash 2018 sponsorships.pdf

      State Lodge Trustee Ron Orr and Cargo Largo have requested we distribute the following information about a job opening:

      Assets Protection, Loss Prevention Specialist, Security, Loss Prevention Agent

      Make a real difference. Our mid-sized company is like a family.  Loss Prevention isn’t overlooked or second fiddle like it can be in a major corporation. You will make a measurable difference to the bottom line by reducing shrink through internal and external investigation resolution throughout the entire company.

      Be Challenged. We have a steady customer traffic flow, sometimes a bit hectic – always exciting. Plus, you will not be a robot that just sits and watches cameras.  You'll be engaged with training the team on safety issues, installing cameras, and assisting with special projects.

      Primary Responsibilities:

      -Conduct surveillance and apprehension of external and internal theft suspects
      -Implement programs for better control assets
      -Train associates in the areas of safety compliance and loss prevention to ensure proper procedures are understood and followed
      -Complete safety and loss prevention audits, including monthly reporting, to ensure accurate and timely information is available

      Key Qualifications:

      -Two or more years of experience in Retail loss prevention
      -High School Diploma or equivalency
      -Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
      -Available to work a flexible schedule, including varied evenings and weekends

      Strong Company:  Cargo Largo is an industry leader in unclaimed and excess new inventory. We partner with a number of America's premier transportation and distribution companies to obtain one of the most diverse and extensive merchandise assortments in the world. Our unique business model provides competitively priced, quality items through retail, eBay, Amazon, and on-site auctions.

      In the 2017 satisfaction survey results, our 200+ associates are truly positive…

      -95% are GLAD to be working at Cargo Largo;
      -95% believe their supervisor CARES about them; and
      -92% agree we have a GOOD WORK ENVIRONMENT.

      Environment:  Wages are competitive.  Benefits include medical/dental/vision/disability/life insurance plus 401(k) with company match, and 15% shopping discount.  We promote from within. Self-selected growth is encouraged by our unique Perform & Grow process. Raises are based solely on merit – not one size fits all – and can be substantial and accelerated as merited.  Dress is casual… and we like to have fun while we work.

       

      Come join our dynamic, family-like company.  The survey comments describe our culture well.  “Small-town feel, but the moves and success of a big organization!”  “Co-workers are committed to doing a good job and cooperate to get the work done.”  “Supervisors respect and care about me.” “The dynamic nature of the company makes it one of the best places to work!”  These are just a few of the 100s of positive comments received. Come see for yourself.

      Cargo Largo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a drug-free work environment.

      Apply online at www.cargolargo.com.

      Attached below is a .PDF of the above information!


      Download: FT LP Agent.docx

      (the Executive Board elections will be held the day of the next General Membership Meeting, April 3, from 0700-1900 at the Lodge.)

      Hello,


      My name is Errol (Elliott) Riggins and I’m running for Sergeant-At-Arms.  A little about myself, I started my career with the KCPD in 1995 and am currently assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit in the Interdiction Squad.


      As a current board member serving as your Executive Vice President for four years, I started the board as the City Liaison serving for one and a half years dealing with the City Counsel.   When I was asked to serve on the board, my first preference was Sergeant-At-Arms, but other opportunities were presented to me that help me learn more about the everyday operations of this organization.  


      I’ve gained so much knowledge in the two positions that I served in thus far, which increased my enthusiasm to hopefully stay on the board and serve our members of this prestigious Lodge.
      With this, I would love to continue to serve and be your next Sergeant-At-Arms.


      Fraternally,
      Elliott

      (the Executive Board elections will be held the day of the next General Membership Meeting, April 3, from 0700-1900 at the Lodge.)

      Dear Members,

      My name is Jason Quint and I am asking for your vote on April 3rd, 2018.  I am running for First Vice President of KCFOP, Lodge 99.  I am a sergeant currently assigned to East Patrol Division W3.  I’ve been assigned to the Regional Training Academy, TRT-1, Central Patrol Division W1 and W3, and South Patrol Division W1 and W3 in my 17 years of experience.  I have been asked by friends and family why I would want to do this.  I have had one response for them that I would like to also share with you. I choose to serve the members of this department both past and present.  I believe that active members simply must take the lead in our organization, we are the future.

      I chose to serve my country 21 years ago when I joined the United States Marine Corps and after an honorable discharge from active duty service I chose to continue to serve by joining the KCPD. I currently give my time back to the members of the FOP by being part of the FOP Critical Incident Response Team. It has been my honor to respond from home on multiple occasions for officers involved in a critical incident.  I have also fielded several phone calls at all hours of the day by officers who need some reassurance about a situation that may have spiraled out of control.  I have also served countless members of the FOP by being a representative during disciplinary processes. No matter what it’s been, when my phone rings I have answered and done my best for the FOP and for the member affected.  If elected as your First Vice President I will promise only one thing; I will continue to serve the members of the FOP for as long as you’re willing to have me.  I have every intention of making the FOP a stronger organization. If elected, my goal is to reach out to all of you in the near future.  I plan on making myself an additional liaison option for you by making roll calls to help bridge the communication gap between the members and the FOP.  I would also like to encourage your involvement beyond the monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of every month.  If you are reading this letter you are potentially a voting member and you have a voice in the direction this organization goes.  If you allow me the opportunity, I want to be your voice.

      Thank you for your support and your vote.

      Respectfully,

      Jason Quint

      (the Executive Board elections will be held the day of the next General Membership Meeting, April 3, from 0700-1900 at the Lodge.)

      Hello Brothers & Sisters,

       I have been provided an opportunity to address the membership as I am running for First Vice President in the upcoming election.  I would like to express my appreciation in allowing me to serve on the board for the past 7 years as City Council Liaison and I have been an FOP member for over 20 years.  I just retired from the PD in December of 2017 after 33 years of loyal service as a sergeant.  If you know me you know that I have served in numerous elements with the majority of it within the Narcotics & ViceDivision.   I spent the last year and half at SCPD and enjoyed myself immensely getting back to “real” police work.  I admire the work that every officer, detective, and sergeant do everyday in the environment they are assigned to.  I have also enjoyed helping/assisting and guiding other members during my time involved with the FOP and in my Eboard position.  I have always volunteered and undertaken any assignment within the FOP to assist the membership and would like to continue serve you.  

       I would like you to consider voting for me for my new endeavor as First Vice President as it will also include the former duties of the City Council  Liaison.  I’m going to be trying to make as many roll calls to make sure I meet new members and reaffirm my commitment to the tenured members and any issues they may have.  If you have any questions or would just like to pick my brain on some matters please feel free to contact me @ 816-835-6841.

      Thank you for reading this and I would greatly appreciate your vote on April 3, 2018.

      Reyne Reyes

      (the Executive Board elections will be held the day of the next General Membership Meeting, April 3, from 0700-1900 at the Lodge.)

      Well it’s time to vote for your FOP E-Board on April 3rd!  I am again running for the position of Sergeant at Arms.

      After graduation I was assigned to EPD for 11 years then transferred to the Traffic Unit where I spent a total of 17years.  During that time I was tasked with many different jobs including training most of the new personnel that would transfer into the TEU.  I was one of four officers that helped roll out the E-Ticking system in August 2011 and assisted in the implementation of a computerized Accident Diagram package.  I also had the privilege of escorting numerous VIP’s visiting Kansas City including Presidential visits, various team owners etc.

      However the most important assignment was the honor of escorting fallen officers to their final resting place. Many of the fallen had worked with my father, Billy Joe Witcig.  Both my father and brother, Tim Witcig, retired from the PD.

      I retired in December 2016 with 28 years of service and have been an FOP member my entire career.  I have served on the E-Board as the Head Trustee and as the Sergeant at Arms for the last 6 years.

      As a Board member I have attended the last three National and State Conferences representing our lodge.

      I am asking for your vote on April 3rd to keep me as your Sergeant at Arms on the E-Board.  

      Remember, I’m available anytime for your FOP needs.

      Thank you!

      816-289-4163

      Bill Witcig

      The vote for the proposed by-law changes will be held NOW, Thursday, March 15th, 2018, 0700 - 1900 hours, at the lodge

      Included in the vote are proposed changes changed to the executive offices.

      Please plan to stop by the lodge to vote at some point during the day, it will only take a couple of minutes.

      There are two remaining public budget discussions. Please take the time to attend.

      The first is March 3rd, 2018 at 1900 NE 46th Street (Doolin Center) from 0900 to 1100 hours.

      The second meeting is on March 8th, 2018 in the Board Room of HQ, from 1230-1430 hours.

      If you have FOP shirt please wear it.

      Brad Lemon
      President
      Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police
      Lodge 99

      We are hosting a raffle of 4 tickets and a parking pass for Royals Opening Day, Thurs., March 29. 

      Raffle tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from any FOP board member. The drawing will be Fri., March 23.

      Contact one of the following members to purchase a ticket:

      Brad Lemon
      Elliott Riggins
      Aaron Fisher
      Jeff Hughley
      Brad Dumit
      Dave Dayton
      Phil Travis
      Jennifer Miller
      Mike Flavin
      Billy Witcig
      Ron Orr
      Reyne Reyes

      The KCFOP Lodge #99 would like to give a special thanks to our main sponsors for the 2017 KCFOP Golf Classic.

      If you have a chance, please patronize these great companies :

      Your KCFOP Lodge #99 Executive Board and numerous lodge members delegates are currently in Nashville, Tennessee attending the FOP National Conference.  We have been meeting with delegates from across Missouri, hearing about important legal issues, and listening to speeches from candidates who are running for positions on the National Executive Board.

      We want to share some important information with you that has been mentioned several times here, in Nashville.  

      There is a new program the National FOP is offering called the Fraternal Order of Police Free College Benefit.  This program allows you (as an FOP Member) or your family (Family is defined as spouses, children, stepchildren, dependents and grandchildren) to get an associates degree in one of several programs through online courses offered by Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) for FREE.

      EGCC is an accredited college in the University System of Ohio.  This means that any credits earned will transfer to other institutes of higher education with relative ease.

      Students who have completed a state approved Peace Officer Training program may be eligible for up to 33 credits from EGCC—that’s almost a year of work already finished!

      All of this is offered to Members, and their families, for FREE.

      Please visit http://fopfreecollege.org for additional information.  There are videos and a comprehensive FAQ there that will address any lingering doubts you may have.

      Please consider taking advantage of this great opportunity and benefit, before it's too late!

      This year's "Bringing up the Rear Run", benefitting the Andrew J. Somora Foundation, will be held on Sunday, October 8th 2017.  Below is some information.  

      Click the image for a larger version, or download the entire registration form below! (.pdf)


      Download: BringingUPtheRearForm2017.pdf

      Download: final jennifer.pdf

      The Civilian Bargaining Unit’s new Memorandum of Agreement has been completed and is ready for the ratification process. 

      This will require a vote by current CBU members (please bring a photo ID or current CBU membership card) and will be held today at the FOP Lodge, 527 W. 39th Street, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      There will be copies of the MOA for review prior to voting and board members will be available to answer questions. Please plan to come by the lodge and participate in this important process.

      Please see the below letter from Lodge #99 President Brad Lemon regarding the selection of Major Rick Smith as KCPD's next Chief of Police.

      (Click on the below image to download a more readable .PDF version)


      Below is Lodge #99's press-release regarding the finalists for the Chief of Police's selection process.  Please click the image for a larger (easier to read) version.

      Minsky's is hosting an event to benefit the Kansas City Police Officer's Memorial Foundation.

      They are donating 20% of all sales!  Today, March 7th, open to close!  This applies to Dine In, Carry Out, or Delivery.

      See the associated flyer for details!


      Download: 2017MinkysFOPFlyer.jpg

      The below linked petition (Initiative Petition 2018-103) has been filed with the Missouri Secretary of State, John R. Ashcroft, in regard to "Local Control" of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department.

      The KCFOP will keep this post updated as to any changes in the status of the petition.  For example, when the petition is moved from being open for comment to approved for circulation in Missouri.

      2018 Initiative Petitions Open for Public Comment

      2018 Initiative Petitions Approved for Circulation in Missouri


      Download: Local_Control_Petition_2018-103.pdf

           

      KC Cops in the Community

      By: Jeanene Kiesling                                                                                                                            

      Four months ago, a close friend of Kurt Gowdy went into sudden cardiac arrest while their families were vacationing at a lake in a remote area.

      Gowdy immediately started CPR but by the time emergency crews arrived it was too late. Gowdy’s friend passed away.

      A couple months later, while shopping with his wife at Nebraska Furniture Mart, Gowdy collapsed. He was in full cardiac arrest, and his heart stopped.

      Just a few feet away, off-duty Kansas City, MO police officer Jon Best heard Gowdy fall and jumped into action.

      “I moved around to his side and felt for a pulse and he didn’t have one,” Best said. “I just ripped his shirt up…and started doing chest compressions. I honestly didn’t think he was going to make it.”

      Within moments, Cpl. Louis Cortez, an off-duty Topeka police officer, and NFM security officer Will Williams stepped into help.

      Williams grabbed an automated external defibrillator or AED.

      At NFM, employees are trained on defibrillator machines and Gowdy was shocked five times.

      “I didn’t see any signs of life,” Best said.

      Best and the others didn’t stop working on Gowdy until emergency crews arrived. Gowdy had just a 40-percent chance of survival.

      Two days later, Best called Williams to find out if the name whose life he fought so hard to save was alive - a man whose name he still did not know.

      That’s when Best learned Gowdy lived.

      “It’s hard to describe. Whenever I knew he was going to be okay just happy. Happy all around for everyone that was there,” Best said.

      On Monday, Gowdy was reunited with the men who saved his life.

      “It goes to show what’s built into people and their willingness to respond, these three gentlemen did it. They

      jumped right in,” Gowdy said. “It was that willingness that want to help someone else, a stranger… that saved my

      life.”

      It was an emotional meeting and one Gowdy used to not only thank the men for their quick actions but also to

      raise awareness for the importance of AEDs. This was the third life saved at NFM in four years thanks to the

      defibrillator and the employees trained to use them.

      NFM honored the officers and security guard and presented them a certificate for their heroic actions.

      Gowdy said he believes he “was put in that place for a reason.”  

      Best was certified in CPR during his time in the police academy a decade ago. This was the first time he’d ever had

      to use his training and lead to the best possible outcome.

      “It was pretty emotional seeing him standing there,” Best said of the reunion. “It was a night and day difference what he looked like back on that day to today.”

      It was a good day and another example of a Kansas City police officer doing all they can to help someone in need.

      If you or someone you know has a story about a police officer going above and beyond the call of duty, please email jkiesling@kcfop.org.

      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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