Chief James B. Lynch and the Raytown Police Department have released the department’s 2017 Annual Report. Chief Lynch presented the report to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at the Raytown Board of Aldermen meeting on 04-09-2018. Municipal ordinance requires that an annual report of all police department activities be filed from the chief of police to the mayor and board of aldermen. The printed annual report was made possible through donations.
Though the 2017 report describes the department reorganization that occurred as a result of budget contstraints, Chief Lynch wanted to emphasize that every member of the Raytown Police Department remains committed to serving our community and is focused on moving forward, together.
The report also includes overall police activity, crime statistics, community activities, and features various divisions and special units within the department. The Raytown Police Department felt that it was important for its residents to be informed about their police department and how taxpayer resources are used. Chief Lynch encouraged everyone to view the Raytown Police 2017 Annual Report at https://issuu.com/raytownpd/docs/2017_annual_report_final-issuu. Previous year's reports can be found our website. A printed copy will be retained, and made available to the public, at the Raytown Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library.
The annual report is the result of work by a small group of department members from different divisions and units of the department. That small group worked to provide an all-encompassing view of the department. They saved Raytown taxpayers money by writing and developing the report themselves, publishing it online, and tailoring it to inform its citizens.
The Raytown Police Department strives to engage with and inform its residents and businesses, as well as the general public, as directly as possible. The annual report has been an important tool to enhance that communication.