KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Police Commissioners approved a motion to raise pay for Kansas City Police Department employees on Tuesday.
The pay raise will come into effect in January 2022, according to KSHB 41 News reporter Andres Gutierrez.
KCPD has struggled with staffing and facing a significant shortage of officers. Pay raises have previously been discussed as a way to increase retention of officers.
The funds come from savings of $2.6 million within the department.
Due to attrition and other savings of $2.6 million @kcpolice employees will get a bump in pay starting January 2022@KSHB41
— Andres Gutierrez (@AFGutierrez) December 14, 2021
KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas took to Twitter to express his approval of the raise.
"I’ve always supported folks who work for KC getting paid their fair share," Lucas said in a tweet. "That includes KC Police. I am delighted the Board approved my motion for raises for all employees."