Beginning May 21, the Metro Patrol Division at 7601 Prospect Avenue will no longer take walk-in or phone-in reports or accept bonds between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Residents needing to make an in-person report or post a bond during the hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. can go to South Patrol Division, located at 9701 Marion Park Drive, the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department announced on Tuesday.
Although the Metro Patrol station will not be staffed with desk clerks, the lobby will remain open and a desk sergeant will be on hand for emergencies.
To cope with financial constraints that have reduced the police department’s civilian staffing by 100 positions over the past five years, Metro Patrol Division Commander Major Diane Mozzicato asked neighborhood and business associations about not staffing desk clerks overnight.
The news release stated during a typical month at Metro Patrol, just 18 reports are made during those hours compared to 333 reports made at all other times.
Mozzicato and staff will assess the impact of the change in six months.
All other KCPD patrol divisions remain open 24/7.
Residents are urged to call 911 in the case of an emergency.