At Mattie Rhodes Center...
Discover how COMBAT is making our community a safer place.
|COMBAT Public Forum
Saturday, June 5, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Mattie Rhodes Center
148 N. Topping
Kansas City, Missouri
Everyone is welcome to attend this public forum at the Mattie Rhodes Center. Join COMBAT staff, elected officials, community law enforcement officials and representatives from COMBAT-funded agencies. Learn more about COMBAT's three-pronged approach to combating illegal drugs as both a legal issue and public health crisis, with revenue generated through Jackson County's Community Back Anti-Drug Tax going toward prevention, treatment and law enforcement.
Sergeant Brad Dumit from the Kansas City Missouri Police Department's Streets Crimes Unit will discuss recent activity in the northeast area of the city, including increased police operations that have resulted in successful arrests. The Street Crimes Unit receives COMBAT funding to fight illegal drug trafficking.
Representatives from three agencies that recieve COMBAT funding for their drug treatment/prevention programs -- Nicholas Scielzo (Don Bosco), Crispin Rea (Mattie Rhodes) and Charlie Gascich (Whatsoever) -- will also give brief presentations. COMBAT staff will discuss improved operations for the taxpayer-funded program, emphasizing the scope and range of services, as well as accountability.
Residents attending will be given an opportunity to speak and ask questions about COMBAT.