After six NEJC cities got together to talk about police services, collaboration and consolidation, some city officials have asked the question: “What next?”
Comments from city councils and police agencies have run the gamut from “let’s keep talking” to “this is a waste of time.” Nobody has come out as a champion of consolidating police departments in the cities – Mission, Roeland Park, Fairway, Westwood, Westwood Hills and Mission Woods – but there are advocates to continue to explore collaboration for cost savings and efficiencies.
What do you think?
What do you think should happen with police services in northeast Johnson County?
- 1) Consolidate the departments. They are too small. One larger agency makes more sense. (42%, 36 Votes)
- 2) Don’t consolidate, but up the collaboration and sharing. We like seeing our own police on our streets. (37%, 32 Votes)
- 3) End the discussion. The joint efforts going on now are enough. Move on to more important topics. (21%, 18 Votes)
Total Voters: 86