Raytown cuts nearly $3 million from police department budget

Posted at 9:57 PM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 23:16:43-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — City leaders in Raytown, Missouri approved a budget that includes nearly $3 million in cuts for the police department, which could lead to 30 positions being eliminated.

City leaders were expected to vote last week but tabled the issue.

Raytown leaders estimate city revenue to be about $11 million next year. All departments combined asked for $14 million.

This is why the Board of Alderman asked the Chief of Police to make a budget for about $5.7 million.

The Chief of Police posted a letter on Facebook in September saying for that amount they would lose 30 positions including 17 full-time sworn officers, 10 civilian personnel and have less detectives.