10000 E. 59th St.
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.
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 17 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, seven Detention Technicians, an Executive Assistance and the Records Unit, with an Administrative Assistant and one Records Clerk, who maintains 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.
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
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.
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.
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“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
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 with each director serving 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. Our staff is deployed in three battalions which each 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 and numerous 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 with the appropriate resources 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 and our citizens 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 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.
The Insurance Services Office (ISO) assigned Raytown a class 1 rating in 2018. This is the best rating assigned by ISO. We maintain that rating in 2022. This was a significant improvement from the previous class 4 rating. This rating is used to set the insurance rates for commercial properties. Most insurance underwriters also factor in this classification when they set the insurance rate for residential. The lower the classification number, the better the fire delivery & the possibility of lower insurance premiums.
In 2021 the Fire District responded to 7432 calls for service, the ratio between fire related & emergency medical incidents is approximately 86% medical & 14% 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 Cares 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 for disease prevention and to reduce the frequency of needing to go to the emergency department, and to provide the necessary resources and programs to make SAFETY an integral part of our patients’ lives. This program carries on the tradition of the Raytown Fire Protection District’s unrelenting drive to always seek new ways to help those in need.