From: Sgt. Dyon Harper
Raytown Police Releases 2014 Annual Report
Chief James B. Lynch and the Raytown Police Department has released the department’s 2014 Annual Report. Chief Lynch presented the report to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at the Raytown Board of Aldermen meeting on 04-21-2015.
The report takes a comprehensive look at overall police activity, crime statistics, community activities, and features various divisions and special units within the department. The Raytown Police Department feels that it is important for its residents to be informed about their police department and how taxpayer resources are used. Chief Lynch encourages everyone to view the Raytown Police 2014 Annual Report at http://www.raytownpolice.org. A printed copy will be retained, and made available to the public, at the Raytown Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library.
The annual report is the result of work by a small group of department members from different divisions and units of the department. That small group had a vision to not just provide a report of statistical data, but to instead provide an all-encompassing view of the department. They saved Raytown taxpayers money by writing and developing the report themselves, publishing it online, limiting printing costs, and tailoring it to inform its citizens. Because the Raytown Police Department values the feedback of its residents, a survey accompanies the report to collect input for use in future reports. The survey may be found at http://goo.gl/0PS6g6.
The Raytown Police Department strives to engage with and inform its residents and businesses, as well as the general public, as directly as possible. The annual report will be an important tool to enhance that communication, while proving to be a valuable resource for the citizens of Raytown.
The Raytown Police Department looks forward to annually producing equally informative reports.