Police Department

10000 E. 59th St.
816-737-6020
raytownpolice.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Raytown Police Department is to provide and maintain a safe community by developing strong community partnerships and serving with professionalism, trust, and integrity. 

The Raytown Police Department under the leadership of Police Chief Robert Kuehl,  is responsible for the safety and well-being of over thirty thousand residents within a ten and one-half mile area.

Department Organization

The department’s current authorized strength is 41 full time commissioned officers and 20 civilian employees.

The Department is organized into four areas of operations: Patrol/Field Operations, Investigations/ Internal Affairs/Property and Supply, Dispatch/IT/Volunteer Corps, and Budget/Fleet/Detention/Emergency          Preparedness. Each operational area is     commanded by a Captain, who report to a Deputy Chief.

The Patrol and Field Operations is the largest division within the Police Department  consisting of one Captain, 4 Patrol Sergeants, 4 Patrol Corporals, and 15 Patrol Officers and 3 Impact Squad Officers.  Uniform Patrol  Officers patrol all areas within the city limits, answer calls for service, conduct traffic     enforcement and crash investigations, conduct field investigations and assist other emergency service providers when needed.

The Investigations and Hiring division consists of a Captain, two Investigations Sergeants, five Detectives, a civilian Crime Analyst, and a civilian Property and Supply Unit technician.  The Investigations Division conducts follow-up investigations on crimes ranging from City ordinance violations to Federal Felonies, often working in partnership with other State, Local and Federal agencies.

The Budget, Detention, Fleet and Emergency Preparedness division consists of a Captain and civilian staff, which includes a Detention Supervisor, five Detention Technicians, an Office Manager and the Records Unit, with two Records Clerks, who maintain all pertinent records associated with the Police Department. The division Captain is also  responsible for annual budget preparation and management, as well as Fleet Maintenance and Emergency Preparedness for the City.

The Dispatch, IT, and Volunteer Corps  division consists of a Captain, the Department’s Communications Unit, which consists of one civilian supervisor and six Communications Technicians. The full time communications staff mans the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for Raytown handling 911, radio and communications needs for the Police Department. This division also includes management of the Department’s IT services and volunteer corps.

Community-Police Partnerships

The Raytown Police Department embraces a philosophy of Community Policing as an    enhancement to traditional methods of law enforcement. Community Policing in Raytown has evolved into a comprehensive program made up of problem solvers from various city departments, all working together with Raytown’s businesses and residents.       Community Policing in Raytown is an integral part of law enforcement operations in the city. City departments, notably,  Administration, and Development and Public Affairs all work closely with the Police Department to address issues of concern to residents. Alliances with community groups, social service agencies, and various businesses have laid the foundation for a relationship built on trust, understanding and cooperation.

Community Policing in Raytown is a comprehensive philosophy implemented at the command staff level in cooperation with city management; administered by mid-management police supervisors tasked with team-building and resource    support; and applied by all employees, sworn and civilian alike. Although Community Policing in Raytown is primarily a Patrol Division function, its policies and coordination are integrated throughout the entire        department.

Community Programs & Resources

Volunteer Corps

The Volunteer Corps program utilizes a   volunteer work force to strengthen  community relations and help build strong partnerships, allowing police personnel to stay more focused on the police work rather than other time consuming    projects that can be completed by volunteers.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates citizens about   disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

Citizen’s Police Academy

The Raytown Citizen’s Police Academy is a great way for citizens to learn about the inner workings of the department. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a ride-along with a police officer and will learn about   multiple topics including Crime Scene      Investigation (CSI), Neighborhood Crime Watch, narcotics, SWAT, crime analysis,  patrol operations, and a tour of headquarters. Registrants must be 18+ or a senior in high school and prospective participants must complete a background check before       confirming enrollment. The program is always free to join and is typically held once a year.

H.E.A.R.-Health Emergency Assistance Response

H.E.A.R provides assistance to persons registered during times of weather emergencies (extreme temperatures or storms in summer and winter).  This service is free to Raytown residents who qualify as handicapped, elderly and frail, or relying on a health device powered by electricity.  During times of weather emergencies, as duties   permit, the Raytown Police will respond to registered persons’ residences to offer assistance.

Postal Carrier Alert Program

The Raytown Police and the Raytown branch of the U.S. Postal Service have joined in a cooperative effort to offer Raytown residents the Carrier Alert program. Designed primarily for the elderly and handicapped who live alone, Carrier Alert is available free of charge to area residents who live alone in Raytown.

Carrier Alert can offer the peace of mind that someone who visits your home regularly, your letter carrier, will call for help if it    appears you need it. To participate in this program, residents that qualify are asked to complete an application and that form is kept on file by the Raytown Police Department. As a registered Carrier Alert member, a bright pink sticker will be affixed on the inside of your mailbox. If your letter carrier sees that there are two days of uncollected mail in your mailbox, or any other signs that might suggest you’re in distress, the letter carrier will    contact the Raytown Police Department. A police officer will then investigate, and if   necessary, contact the proper medical    emergency personnel and the contacts listed on the registration form.

Project Life Saver

The Raytown Police, Alzheimer’s Association and Project Lifesaver International have joined in a cooperative effort to offer metropolitan residents a program to locate missing persons suffering from Alzheimer’s and other related dementia-type disorders or mental  dysfunction disorders.  A Project Lifesaver registrant wears a transmitter that is about the same size as a watch that can be worn anywhere on the body.  This allows them to be electronically traced if they wander away.

Safe Return

The Raytown Police, with the Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return, have provided a program that gives assistance to Raytown residents that have Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and have a tendency to   wander or become lost. A Safe Return registrant will wear an engraved identification bracelet, necklace, or iron-on clothing labels.  The identification worn will provide a number to Safe Return to assist them in locating a   next-of-kin for when they are missing and or found.

 Ride-Along Program

The Police Department Ride-Along Program enables the general  public to observe firsthand what officers encounter during a   normal tour of duty. To qualify for the program, the ride-along applicant must be at least 18 years of age or have the written  approval of their legal guardian if 14 to 17 years of age.

 Public Crime Map

The Raytown Police provide the public with a completely free, always up to date, crime map at https://communitycrimemap.com/. The map, powered by LexisNexis, documents all incident reports taken within the city limits of Raytown and helps the public get a better idea of crime activity in their area so they can make more informed decisions about how to stay safe. Citizens can also sign up for email alerts to be automatically notified about   recent crime activity for any address in    Raytown. The map also improves  communication between the Police Department and the community by providing a means for citizens to submit anonymous tips about specific incidents.

Connect with us online!

Website & View our Annual Report http://www.raytownpolice.org/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RaytownPolice

Twitter https://twitter.com/RaytownPD

WordPress/News (Press Releases) https://piorpd.wordpress.com/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/raytownpd/

 

RPD



Fire Department

raytown-fire6020 Raytown Trfwy.
816-737-6034
www.raytownfire.com

Our Mission 

“WE EXIST TO HELP THOSE IN NEED”

Our mission is to provide the best service possible to our community. We provide a wide variety of services including fire suppression, EMS treatment and transport, rescue services, fire prevention and public education.  We are here to help!

Our firefighters are some of the best in the country and are extremely proud of their Fire District. With their pride, comes ownership; an ownership that has been forged by a belief in core values such as pride, tradition,      honor, and integrity.

We consider your family our family, and our firehouses your firehouses. Whether you are a resident, business owner, or visitor, our goal is to take care of you as if you were a member of our family, because you are!

COVID-19 has challenged our firefighters and emergency services nationwide.  We continue to focus on providing quality, patient centered service during the ongoing pandemic.  Our personnel are taking appropriate precautions to ensure patient and provider safety.  While we are exited to meet this new challenge we also look forward to a return to normalcy.

If I can be of any additional service to you, on behalf of the Raytown Fire Protection      District, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Respectfully, Matt Mace, Fire Chief

Email: mattm@raytownfire.com
Web: www.raytownfire.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Raytownfire
Twitter: follow@RaytownFireDist
Blog: raytownfire.blogspot.com

The Raytown Fire Protection District (District) staffs two fire stations with a pumper and ambulance at each station.  A third station is currently used for training and reserve vehicle storage.  While we share boundaries with the City of Raytown, we are an independent taxing entity.  The District was founded in 1947 and is authorized to operate under Missouri Statue Chapter 321.  The District is governed by a three-member board of directors. Each director serves a staggered six-year term.  The District employs 45 full time personnel under the supervision of an appointed fire chief.  Each shift has 13 personnel, with one additional chief officer assigned as the shift commander.  Staff is deployed in three battalions.  Raytown firefighters work 48 hours on duty followed by 96 hours off duty.  Facilities, Equipment & Apparatus Maintenance divisions are responsible for three stations, three pumpers, one aerial, four ambulances &   assorted support vehicles.

The District has signed mutual aid agreements with all jurisdictions in the Missouri side of the metro area to send & receive apparatus & manpower should the need arise.  In 2009, the District entered into an agreement with the Kansas City Fire Department (KCFD) for “automatic aid”.  This is an upgrade to other mutual aid agreements.  The District agrees to respond to calls for service within a    geographical boundary for fire & EMS      services.  This is based on the closest available unit rather than city limits or jurisdictional boundaries.  In return, KCFD responds to any request we may have for assistance.  This    includes structural fires, hazardous materials spills & leaks, building collapse rescue &    high-rise fires.  EMS transport services are still provided and received with KCFD on a mutual aid basis.  With automatic aid, instead of just having up to 14 Raytown Firefighters, there could be as many as 43 firefighters on the scene during the first 12 minutes of a residential fire.  This is safer for our firefighters as more time critical tasks can be performed simultaneously.  Rescues and medical care can be provided sooner & fire losses can be reduced by leveraging the   increased response.  The significance of this response is compounded when you factor in the use of lightweight construction materials in modern construction.  A structure built in the 1980’s can be exposed to fire for 18-24 minutes before collapse whereas a lightweight structure may fail in as little as 7 minutes.

Insurance Services Office (ISO) assigned  Raytown a class 1 rating in 2018.  We     maintain that rating in 2021.  This was a   significant improvement from the class 4  rating in 2012.  This rating is used to set the insurance rates for commercial properties.  Most insurance underwriters use this classification to set the insurance rate for residential rates as well.  The lower the    classification number, the better the fire   delivery & the possibility of lower insurance premiums.

In 2020 the Fire District responded to 6672 calls for service, the ratio between fire    related & emergency medical incidents is approximately 82% medical & 18% fire related.  Response times for incidents in  Raytown average approximately four minutes and thirty seconds.

In early 2021 the Fire   District was able to utilize Care Act Funding to meet a long-term goal of establishing a Community Paramedic Program. This program is referred to as the Raytown HELPS Program and it is designed to help the citizens of Raytown live a healthier more self-sufficient lifestyle. What does HELPS stand for. It is our focus to maximize the HEALTHCARE needs in the community, to provide EDUCATION to our residents and give them added knowledge, to support quality in living and providing LIFE SUSTAINABILITY and independence to the people of the community in need, to offer PREVENTION programs to reduce the frequency of needing to go to the emergency department and disease  prevention, and to provide the necessary resources and programs to make SAFETY a part of our  patient’s lives. This program  carries on the tradition of the Raytown Fire  Protection District’s unrelenting drive to   always find new ways to help those in need.