Kansas City at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Kansas City Police Department

  • 989 Officers
  • 252 Civilian staff

Officers per 1000 residents

  • 2.49 Kansas City
  • 2.5 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.3 National average

These figures reflect the Kansas City Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated April 28, 2022


We identified over $29.2M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Kansas City
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$1,105,945.00 01/01/2021
12/31/2022
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, CITY OF THE HIDTA PROGRAM REDUCES ILLICIT DRUG SUPPLY BY AIDING FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. PERFORMANCE IS MEASURED BY DISMANTLING/DISRUPTING DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING ORGANIZATIONS AND IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INITIATIVES. Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Prime
$429,026.00 01/01/2021
12/31/2022
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF KANSAS KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, CITY OF Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Sub
$211,148.00 10/01/2020
09/30/2023
KANSAS CITY CRIME COMMISSION WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI PSN PROJECT Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.609 Project Safe Neighborhoods Prime
$3,675,522.00 07/01/2020
06/30/2023
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, CITY OF CHP Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 25, 2022

Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in policy changes.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

The Kansas City Police Department agreed to end their use of banishment orders and to conduct training on the First Amendment rights of protestors in order to settle a lawsuit stemming from protests against police misconduct in June 2020.

The lawsuit alleged that the Department had violated Theresa Taylor’s right to protest by banning her from returning to the Country Club Plaza after arresting her and 100 others during protests against police brutality. The banishment order provided that, if Taylor were to return to the Country Club Plaza, she would be arrested and charged. The settlement clears the banishment order, prohibits officers from adding conditions of bond release beyond those imposed by the court, and requires officers to be trained on free speech, anti-bias, and de-escalation practices.

Policy changes