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Posted on November 3, 2021 at 8:53 PM by David Dickey
Because it is time sensitive, I want to remind everyone that our next Coffee with a Cop is tomorrow (Thursday, 11/4) from 8-10am. Chief Roberson and several members of his command staff will be there to talk, answer questions and get to know you! Please stop by the Verona Columns if you can.
Secondly, the investigation into the shooting incident on October 4th continues aggressively. Captain Sullivan updated Council today in our City Safety Summit, but please know that warrants, subpoenas and other investigative work continues with vigor.
As noted above, we held a City Safety Summit today. Attendees included:
• The full Council
• Police Chief Roberson and his command staff
• Fire Chief Chick and his deputy chief
• Mission Hills City Administrator Jennifer Lee and Assistant City Administrator Justin Carroll
• Crime & Safety Committee Chair Tim McQuaid
We reviewed every major area of public safety that could impact our City – shootings, tornados, fires, floods, and more. We are planning a more comprehensive letter to all residents, but the quick summary is that we have exceptional support from the police, fire department and our staff. And importantly, they have deep, robust relationships with all regional and national agencies to provide additional resources should the need arise.
Finally, and I will elaborate on this more in the aforementioned letter, Notify JoCo is the BEST way to stay informed on public safety. If you have not, please sign up at this link:
If you have signed up, remember that you can change your preferences on which notifications you receive at any time (public safety, general messages, waste collection, etc.). You are in control of what you receive. I encourage you to sign up!
Finally, as I said in this month's newsletter, if you see something, call. The non-emergency dispatch number is 913-642-5151. We have the resources to respond to almost all calls, so if something just does not feel right, call it in.
Thank you for the continued feedback. As always, do not hesitate to reach out to the PV police (see number above), City Hall - 913-362-9620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org - , or me directly at email@example.com.
Posted on October 4, 2021 at 8:34 PM by David Dickey
Public safety will always be THE top priority in our City. It pains me to write this tonight, but we had a violent, frightening incident this morning that I want to address head-on.
Early this morning, just before sunrise, one of our residents was assaulted by two armed assailants at the Verona Columns during his morning walk. I first want to wish the best for this resident as he recovers from the physical and psychological events this morning. Transparently, the assailants fired two shots that, thankfully, missed.
The full police press release can be found HERE.
Our police are actively and aggressively working this event. It is believed that these same assailants threw debris at a cyclist just before the incident in question (the car’s description matches), and there is speculation that several auto burglaries that occurred last night/this morning may have been carried out by this same duo.
If you have ANY information that may be helpful to the investigation, please call 913-642-5151, the PV police non-emergency number), and report it. Video is also welcome!
You have the Council’s, police department’s, staff’s and my commitment to communicate fully and openly about this incident. We want Mission Hills to continue to be the safest community in the metro area – period.
Do not hesitate to reach out to the PV police (see number above), City Hall (913-362-9620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org). or me directly at email@example.com.
Thank you for your support and vigilance.
Posted on February 16, 2021 at 9:05 AM by David Dickey