1:00 p.m. | Roger T. Sermon Center | Truman Road & Noland Road | Independence, Mo.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 -- All are welcome to attend this special public forum about Jackson County's COMBAT program. The 90-minute meeting will focus on all three facets of COMBAT -- law enforcement, treatment and prevention -- as well as the program's grant-match funding initiative.
This meeting is one in a series that COMBAT conducts as part of its ongoing commitment to keeping the public better informed and to allow for public input about its programs.
Those attending the meeting will be given an opportunity to voice their concerns and ask questions about how COMBAT is serving their community.
Officers from the Jackson County Drug Task Force, which receives COMBAT funding to fight illegal drug trafficking, will be present to discuss recent activity and their increased efforts that have resulted in successful arrests. Calls to the COMBAT Drug-Crime Hotline (816-881-3662) have aided law enforcement officers in investigating suspicious activity.
COMBAT funds several community agencies in the Independence area including several that will have representatives on hand for brief presentations about their COMBAT-funded programs and services.
COMBAT staff will discuss improved operations for the taxpayer-funded program, including the scope and range of services offered through funded agencies -- in addition to guidelines in place to improve accountability regarding the effectiveness of those services.
If you have questions or would like to RSVP to attend the October 16 meeting, contact COMBAT Executive Assistant Stephani Bolling at (816) 881-1410 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMBAT held its first public forum of 2010 on June 5 at the Mattie Rhodes Center in the Northeast neighborhood of Kansas City.