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Posted on: January 17, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Public Forum to Discuss Cooperative Police Services Agreement

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – The Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board will host a public forum on Tuesday, January 24, 6 p.m. at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building to discuss the proposed cooperative police services agreement with the City of Lake Lotawana. 

“We invite residents to learn more about this proposal,” said Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board Chair Robert Morton.  “This public forum will allow residents to learn about the proposal and for the board to gather feedback before proceeding with a formal agreement. We want to make sure this cooperative agreement is a good fit for both of our communities.”

On January 3, 2017, city leaders from Lake Lotawana and Blue Springs announced they have been exploring a cooperative police services agreement. 

If approved, the City of Lake Lotawana would contract with the City of Blue Springs for law enforcement services beginning in April 2017. These services would include comprehensive community policing, animal control, crime prevention, investigations and 911 and non-emergency communications support.   If the cooperative agreement moves forward, the Blue Springs Police Department will receive funding from Lake Lotawana to increase staffing to provide law enforcement services to their community.

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