Central Patrol Commanders
|Welcome to the Central Patrol Division. My name is Richard Smith, and I am the new Division Commander at the Central Patrol Station. I am committed to reducing both violent and non-violent crime in my area of responsibility, including reducing public disorder and improving quality of life issues for all who reside, work or visit the Central Patrol Division area. Additionally, I am committed to continuing excellent customer service to those we serve. The station is located at 1200 E. Linwood Blvd.The Central Patrol Boundaries are primarily from: The Missouri River south to Brush Creek Blvd., Stateline Road to approximately Wabash Ave. Although the Central Patrol Division is the smallest geographically of the uniform patrol division stations, it contains nearly 51,500 residents, numerous businesses and numerous places of interest for all to enjoy and visit. During the weekdays, the population of the Central Patrol Division nearly triples due to these factors.|
|Major Richard Smith
Central Patrol Division
Captain Tim Riepe
Hours of Assignment:
11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Captain Michael Hicks
Hours of Assignment:
7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Captain Brian Bartch
Hours of Assignment:
3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Central Patrol Property Crimes
Property Crimes Investigations act as the investigative element and liaison between the Patrol Bureau and the prosecutor’s office. Property Crimes Detectives provide the follow up on all property crime investigations initiated by patrol officers and initiate their own investigation from their office. Property Crimes Detectives strive to identify crime patterns, organizations and active repeat offenders. Because of the very nature of burglary and stealing offenses, they are both difficult to investigate and time consuming. Suspects generally seek anonymity to commit offenses; therefore, witnesses are seldom known. The solution of these offenses rests with proper crime scene processing for physical evidence and dedicated, hard-working investigators who piece together all known information regarding possible suspects and their method of operation and associates.
The Property Crimes Section is responsible for the prompt and thorough investigation of the following offenses:
Burglary – all classifications
Stealing – all classifications except shoplifting, embezzlement, fraud, and certain thefts by deceit, confidence games, pocket picking, and forged or bogus checks, which are investigated by the Economic Crimes Section of this Division; thefts from interstate and intrastate shipments; receiving (buying and/or possession) of stolen property; the location, identification, and recovery of stolen property taken in any of the above offenses, whether locally or from an outside jurisdiction
Auto Theft – the theft of a motor vehicle. A “motor vehicle” is defined for UCR purposes as a self-propelled vehicle that runs on land surface and not on rails and which fits one of the following property decriptions:
- Recreational Vehicles
- Other motor vehicles – such as motorcycles, motor scooters, trail bikes, mopeds, snowmobiles, golf carts, whose primary purpose is to transport people
Property Damage – to willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.
To contact the Central Property Crimes Section, call: 816-234-5515.
NOTE: Property Crimes which occur in Kansas City, MO, but outside of the boundaries of Central Patrol Division will be investigated by the respective Property Crimes Section.
Central Patrol Ride Along Requests
The purpose of the Ride-Along Program is to establish a closer relationship and better understanding between police officers and the residents of the community. The program provides people with a unique opportunity to observe police officers performing their duties with the hope that they will gain an insight into the complexity of police work. The program also serves as a valuable training tool for Regional Police Academy entrant officers.