The Blue Springs Police Department along with Lunar Bowl will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, February 27 to celebrate the City’s newest Community Crime Prevention Office. The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and will be held at Lunar Bowl, 2001 NW Highway 7, Blue Springs, Mo.
“This new Community Crime Prevention Office is a great example of private and public partnerships that help us better serve our community.” Said Mayor Carson Ross. “I want to personally thank Garry Cobb from Lunar Bowl for donating space in his facility for crime prevention operations.”
The first Community Crime Prevention Office was opened in Blue Springs over 10 years ago. With the addition of the Lunar Bowl location, the Police Department now has a Community Crime Prevention Office located in each City Council District. Other Community Crime Prevention Offices include Autumn Place Apartments and the Villas of Autumn Bend.
"Reducing crime and violence over the long-term requires both community-based and law enforcement solutions,” said Chief Wayne McCoy. “These offices provide an excellent opportunity for officers to interact with area residents, local businesses and to build partnerships to address sustainable community crime prevention solutions.”
Community Crime Prevention Offices are not staffed around-the-clock, but function as a satellite office for officers to hold meetings, write reports and conduct other operations as needed.
“When I attended the Blue Springs Citizen’s Police Academy, I gained a better understanding of the role private businesses could play in crime prevention efforts,” said Garry Cobb, General Manager, Lunar Bowl. “I met with Chief McCoy at a Rotary event and asked what Lunar Bowl could do to give back to our community. Once learning about the Chief’s desire for a Community Crime Prevention Office in north Blue Springs; Lunar Bowl seemed to be a perfect match. We have always had an excellent relationship with the Blue Springs Police Department and this office further enhances our commitment to this great city.”
For more information, contact Sgt. Allen Kintz, crime prevention supervisor at (816) 228-0178.
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