Retired KCPD Chief Rick Smith speaks out: “Southland is going to have some serious challenges”

Newly retired police chief and south Kansas City resident Rick Smith voices a warning to fellow southlanders. “There’s going to be a huge challenge here,” he says. Smith is referring to the recently approved police department budget that did not include funding additional officers for its South Patrol division. The budget was approved by the city council on March 24.

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