Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission Inc.
3100 Broadway
Suite 226
Kansas City MO 64111

Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 960-6800
Mission Statement
As a nationally recognized nonprofit, we advocate, develop strategies and operate innovative programs that bring people and public safety agencies together to power a safer, better greater Kansas City community. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Rick Armstrong
Board Chair Mr. Brad Sprong
Board Chair Company Affiliation KPMG
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1949
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement As a nationally recognized nonprofit, we advocate, develop strategies and operate innovative programs that bring people and public safety agencies together to power a safer, better greater Kansas City community. 
Background Statement
Established in 1949, the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission is supported by business and community leaders from across the Kansas City metropolitan area. Board members consist of some of the most influential corporate and community leaders throughout the metropolitan area.
 
Since inception, the Crime Commission has assisted law enforcement agencies and their causes by supporting bond issues and earnings taxes for law enforcement staffing and services.  In addition, the Crime Commission provides programs that support public safety and the betterment of our community.  As an organization, the Crime Commission has nine full-time employees and ten part-time employees, as well as a full-time active duty police officer assigned from the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department as coordinator for the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline. The Crime Commission has 160 volunteer board of directors serving on its program boards.
 
Under the operational umbrella of the Crime Commission are four programs, each vital to our community: the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline, Metropolitan Community Service Program, Surviving Spouse And Family Endowment Fund, and the Second Chance Program.
 
Established in 1982, The Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline, also known as the 474-TIPS Hotline, provides an anonymous means for citizens to share information about crimes and wanted felons.  Calls are not recorded and caller ID is not used.  Anonymous tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers website and by texting. Cash rewards of up to $2,000 are awarded for tips leading to an arrest.
 
Established in 1994, The Metropolitan Community Service Program (MCSP) supervises offenders ordered to complete community service as part of their probation obligation.  While saving tax payer money by not sitting idle in a jail cell, offenders provide no-cost labor to area non-profit organizations and conduct neighborhood beautification projects such as litter collection, graffiti removal, and other projects within our community.
 
Established in 2003, The Surviving Spouse And Family Endowment (SAFE) fund provides immediate and long term financial support to families of public safety officers who lose their life in the performance of their duties.  Through SAFE the community shows its support and appreciation for our public safety officers who keep us secure and protect our freedom.
 
Established in 2008, the Second Chance Program assists released offenders in making a seamless transition back into the community by providing the tools necessary for them to lead productive lives and become valuable citizens.  The Second Chance Risk Reduction Center specifically focuses on employment, housing, and other needs for high risk ex-offenders.
Impact Statement

Accomplishments: 

  1. We have partnered with Trozzolo Communications Group interns to update our website and social media outlets, to better our connection with the community. 
  2. Crime Stoppers has added a mobile app called P3 and it replaced the Text-a-Tip function. 
  3. There have been a total of 500 arrests from the Most Wanted newspaper distribution. 
  4. Crime Stoppers has implemented a Scholastic TIPS Hotline in local schools. There has been an increase in schools participating, bringing the total to nearly 50 schools.
  5. With the help of Trozzolo Communications, we increased public awareness with a brochure summarizing our organization's history and purpose. A special video was also created to provide a concise description of the Crime Commission and our support for law enforcement.  

 
Goals:
  1. We want to create online registration and payment options in order to make it simple for donors to give.
  2. For our annual events, our goal is to increase the money we raise by 25%.
  3. We hold at least 7 events a year. In the future, we hope to create one large event to raise funds for the Crime Commission. 
  4. Increase public awareness about the Crime Commission and what our organization does for the community. 
Needs Statement
1. We want to expand our Second Chance program to provide more service to the community. 
2. For MCSP, we want to identify more funding to assist more people. 
3. We need a new phone system that helps improve our internal communication. 
4. We would like to get a new database/software to improve our connection with the community.
5. We want to expand our social media and marketing. 
Service Categories
Crime prevention
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass counties in Missouri. Wyandotte, Johnson and Miami counties in Kansas.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
The Crime Commission is the umbrella for several organizations that provide a wide array of support to regional law enforcement.  Crime Stoppers, through its "Kansas City's Most Wanted" newspaper and TIPS hotline, has generated thousands of tips that have led to arrests and convictions.  SAFE provides financial support to families of first responders who are killed or injured in the line of duty.  MCSP manages community service projects that are assigned by area courts, and Second Chance helps offenders who are ending their incarceration transition back into the community, as a way to decrease recidivism.
Programs
Description
Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline - (816)474-TIPS/ www.kccrimestoppers.com/ Download the FREE P3 app from the Google Play or Apple Store- a partnership between the community, law enforcement and the media whereby citizens anonymously provide phone, internet and/or app tips on felony crimes and ultimately help make the KC metro area a safer community. Over 131,400 tips have led to more than 10,600 arrests and cleared over 24,200 crimes and 620 murders. This year alone, Crime Stoppers cleared 241 felony cases.  Nearly $1.3 million in cash rewards have been paid to tipsters.
Category Crime & Legal, General/Other Crime Control & Prevention
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success To reduce criminal activity throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area by taking anonymous phone, internet, and P3 app tips that lead to arrests, resulting in a decrease in crime due to fewer criminals being on city streets.
Long-Term Success To eliminate criminal activity throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Program Success Monitored By
Tips are tracked in a computer program that reflects if an arrest has been made as a result of that tip. Each tip resulting in an arrest is marked for reward recommendation. The number of tips taken indicates that citizens are using the program. The number of rewards given indicates the number of tips resulting in arrest.
Examples of Program Success

A computer program compiles results of tips, showing statistical information of received tips, arrests made, cases solved and criminal charges resulting from each arrest. Many high-profile cases have been solved resulting from tips. Over 40 national and international awards have been received for a variety of program accomplishments including PSA’s, arrest numbers, recovered property, cases cleared, special programs and media partnerships.

Description

MCSP is a Crime Commission program, celebrating its 20th year in 2014, that monitors offenders who are court ordered to complete community service. MCSP develops community collaborations to develop worksites where clients can receive legitimate positive, pro-social experiences as part of a restorative justice project. MCSP’s advisory board is reflective of the community it serves. MCSP provides over $2 million in cost-free labor annually to area non-profit organizations and conducts neighborhood beautification and litter removal projects. Over the past few years, MCSP has caused more than 4 million pounds of litter to be removed from by-ways and illegal dump sites.

Category Community Development, General/Other Neighborhood Revitalization
Population Served General/Unspecified, Offenders/Ex-Offenders,
Short-Term Success

To see decreased litter and graffiti throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. To save area non-profit organizations staffing expenses as a result of work provided by community service workers. To create opportunities for clients who are ex-offenders to improve their capability to be employed.

Long-Term Success

To provide cost-free labor, via community service workers, to non-profit organizations and neighborhoods throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. To remove litter/trash/tires and brush and abate graffiti from the Kansas City metropolitan area. To annually provide job assistance to MCSP clients.

Program Success Monitored By

A computer database is utilized that reflects the number of court ordered offenders entering the program, as well as the number of community service hours performed. Receiving feedback from courts, private probation and state probation and parole services who refer clients to the program, as well as, the over 50 collaborating community worksites.

Examples of Program Success

A computer program compiles community service hours performed on a daily basis, tracks the number of community service hours each non-profit organization receives and tracks court case referrals and outcomes. Some offenders continue working voluntarily after completing court ordered community service and state they have new respect for their community. Monthly reports generated to track successes for the employment of clients and their successful accomplishment of court ordered community service.

Description SAFE provides immediate and long term financial support to the families of those covered persons who lose their life in the performance of their duties or suffer catastrophic injuries as a result of those duties. It operates under the umbrella of the Crime Commission's 501(c)3 status. 
Category Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other Disaster Services
Population Served General/Unspecified, Families,
Short-Term Success To provide financial assistance to each family of police officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel who lose their life in the performance of their duties.  To fulfill the initial program benefit within 24 hours of loss of life.  Increase funds for SAFE, enabling the program to increase scholarship opportunities, financial assistance to families and expand benefits to recipients.
Long-Term Success To never lose a police officer, firefighter or emergency service personnel to a duty related death. To provide scholarships to children of police officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel. To increase support given to SAFE recipients and expand the SAFE coverage area.
Program Success Monitored By A computer program monitors program memberships and successes of fundraising events to ensure SAFE has adequate funding to provide families in the event of a tragedy. Benefit disbursements are recorded on a yearly basis.
Examples of Program Success
Since its 2003 establishment, the SAFE program has unfortunately been called upon thirteen times to help families of fallen officers. Recipients have been extremely grateful and become supporters or members of the SAFE program as a result of their unfortunate experience. Fundraising efforts have allowed an expansion of benefits to include two annual scholarship awards, holiday memorial contributions, and coverage for not only line of duty deaths, but on duty deaths and catastrophic injuries. 
  • Since 2003, Douglas and Shawnee counties in Kansas have been added to the SAFE coverage area.
  • 2013 was a great year for fundraisers with a total of 12, which raised a total of $101,300 for SAFE. After all expenses, the SAFE endowment fund was increased this year by $60,751. This brought the total SAFE account to $690,732. Plans are underway to increase benefits to our families in all areas.
  • In 2016, SAFE received several large donations and a grant which totaled $55,000 and the year's fundraising amount was $205,570.  
  • In 2016, SAFE awarded two students with $5,000 educational scholarships, through the Ed Wynn/SAFE scholarship program. 
Description

The primary goal of the Second Chance Program is to provide a crime prevention strategy for metropolitan Kansas City by decreasing recidivism risks for ex-offenders resulting in improved public safety. 

Second Chance provides mentoring, job training, housing assistance and health screenings to high-risk offenders who want to change. This year 77% of Second Chance clients that successfully completed our program gained employment; and only 5% of Second Chance clients were returned to custody. 

Program Budget $207,000.00
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Population Served Offenders/Ex-Offenders, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, Homeless
Short-Term Success

Public and private organizations that offer services to people with criminal histories throughout the metropolitan area are actively participating in the Greater Kansas City (GKC) Reentry Network coordinated by the Second Chance Program (SCP). Second Chance uses evidence based practices (what works) programming to respond directly to the risks factors of those who are most likely to commit criminal offenses, without active meaningful interventions. The Second Chance Risk Reduction Center focuses on ex-offenders at highest risk of recidivism, helping with employment, housing, and other criminogenic needs. The Risk Reduction Center regularly serves 200-300 ex-offenders annually.

Long-Term Success

To see a significant reduction in the recidivism rate and improve public safety throughout the metropolitan area. Our aim is to have a positive impact on the lives of individuals and assist in their transformation to productive citizens who are employed and involved in positive, and healthy lifestyles.

Program Success Monitored By

Ongoing program evaluation is both a service Second Chance provides to the broader community and a way of measuring the qualitative and quantitative success of this program's efforts to implement evidence based practices.

Examples of Program Success

The Second Chance Program has gathered the support and interest of more than 100 public and private organizations who serve ex-offenders, creating a coalition of law enforcement, the courts, corrections, nonprofit service providers, the faith community, and civic supporters. The coalition acts as a force for advocacy to eliminate barriers and set standards for best practices in the community, ultimately leading to decreased recidivism and heightened public safety. The coalition also provides free forums and symposiums for area businesses and employers as a way for them to learn more about benefits of helping and hiring ex-offenders.

CEO Comments Crime Commission programs are vital to the safety of our communities, families and friends. As a non-profit organization, the Crime Commission relies heavily on private support from generous businesses and citizens. Crime is ongoing in the Kansas City metropolitan area, but our already-strapped law enforcement and justice agencies do not have the resources to maintain the high level of commitment to local crime fighting as they would like. This is where the Crime Commission helps.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Rick Armstrong
Term Start Jan 2016
Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Experience Rick Armstrong spent 36 years working in law enforcement. He was Chief of Police in Kansas City Kansas for 4 years, before retiring. After retirement, Mr. Armstrong returned to the field and created a police program for the KCK public school district. After working as Chief of the Kansas City Kansas Public School Police for 2 years, he was hired as director of the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission. 
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Richard Cook Feb 1996 - Oct 2004
Mr. Richard D. Easley Oct 2004 - Dec 2015
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 15
Paid Part-Time Staff 6
Volunteers 160
Paid Contractors 1
Retention Rate 90%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 12
Male 9
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
  • Member in good standing with Crime Stoppers USA
  • Metropolitan Chiefs and Sheriffs Association
  • Greater KC LISC
  • Jackson County COMBAT
  • No Violence Alliance (NoVA - KCPD) 
  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Bridging the Gap-Keep Kansas City Beautiful
  • Missouri Department of Corrections
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Keep Kansas City Beautiful AwardBridging the Gap2007
Keep Kansas City Beautiful AwardBridging the Gap2008
Best Radio Special Report (ALICE 102/Q104 FM)Crime Stoppers USA2012
Best Radio Crime of the Week (710AM/103.7FM)Crime Stoppers USA2013
Productivity Award – Greatest Increase in ArrestsCrime Stoppers International2012
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments The purpose of the Crime Commission and our programs is to support metropolitan law enforcement to keep the greater Kansas City area a safe place to live, work, raise your family and to conduct business. Each of our programs has a Board of Directors that assists in decision making and carries out processes of the program. We work very closely with public safety efforts throughout the metropolitan area and provide an opportunity for the business community to assist in efforts to fight crime and solve problems in our neighborhoods.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Brad Sprong
Company Affiliation KPMG
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Duane Anstaett KCP&L
Mr. Rick L. Armstrong Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission
Ms. Victoria Barnard Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Mr. Charles Battey (Honorary)Sprint (retired)
Mr. Web Bixby Kansas City Life Insurance
Mr. Alvin Brooks (Honorary)Ad Hoc Group Against Crime
Mr. Bill Chastain Steamatic of Kansas City
Mr. Ed Connolly (Honorary)INEO/Right Management Consultants
Ms. Nancy Creasy Blue Cross and Blue Shields of Kansas City
Mr. Carl DiCapo (Honorary)Liberty Memorial
Mr. William Fox Bank of Kansas City
Mr. Dan Glass Kansas City Royals Baseball Club
Mr. Wayne Godsey (Honorary)KMBC TV9 9 (retired)
Mr. Peter Greig FCI Advisors
Mr. William Grojean Riverside Transport, Inc.
Mr. Dan Heckman US Bank
Ms. Rita Holmes-Bobo KVC Health Systems
Mr. David Johnson Maxus Properties
Mr. Terrence Kilroy Polsinelli
Ms. Carol Marinovich (Honorary)Fleishman Hillard Inc.
Mr. Boyd McGathey Ferrellgas
Ms. Rosie Privitera-Biondo Mark One Electric
Mr. Jay Reardon Commerce Bank
Mr. Robert Reintjes, Sr. (Honorary)George P. Reintjes Co., Inc.
Mr. Gregg Riess Grant Thornton
Mr. Trey Runnion SpringBoard Fin. L.L.C.
Mr. Cliff Sargeon (Honorary)Missouri Mental Health Commission
Mr. Dirk Schafer Dunn Construction Co.
Mr. Robert Simari University of Kansas School of Medicine
Ms. Sarah Smith KMBC & KCWE
Mr. Willard Snyder Breidenthal-Snyder Foundation
Mr. Brad Sprong KPMG
Mr. Brent Stewart United Way
Mr. Kent Sunderland (Honorary)Ash Grove Cement Company
Mr. Bailus Tate (Honorary)Black Economic Union of Kansas City (retired)
Mr. Patrick Thetford AT&T Public Safety Solutions
Mr. Mark Thompson Country Club Group Banks
Mr. Dennis Triplett UMB
Mr. Pasquale Trozzolo Trozzolo Communications
Mr. Michael Wall Sprint Corporation
Ms. Yvonne Wilson Missouri Senator (retired)
Mr. Bret Wilson National Beef Packing Company
Ms. Gail Worth Gail's Harley Davidson
Mr. Karl Zobrist SNR Denton
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 36
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 2 Italian
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 36
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 67%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 76%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 12%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Standing Committees
By-laws
Executive
Finance
Legislative
Nominating
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Technology
CEO Comments
The purpose of the Crime Commission and our programs is to support metropolitan law enforcement to keep the greater Kansas City area a safe place to live, work, and to raise your family. Each of our programs have a board that assists in decision making and carries out processes of the program. 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Mar 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Feb 28, 2018
Projected Revenue $1,533,853
Projected Expenses $1,269,693
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 2/28/2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$322,107$177,753$207,133
Government Contributions$810,034$706,606$753,598
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$810,034$706,606$753,598
Individual Contributions----$0
$0$0$0
$465,049$453,706$438,772
Investment Income, Net of Losses$12,971$20,739$12,201
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$181,604$157,661$161,317
Revenue In-Kind$47,175$51,265$41,875
Other$9,319$213$4,391
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,548,824$1,413,830$1,237,015
Administration Expense$120,160$117,789$106,058
Fundraising Expense$57,200$58,758$47,725
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.070.991.16
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%89%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%6%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,694,813$1,515,074$1,623,918
Current Assets$1,207,933$965,541$1,348,527
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$149,414$51,778$155,913
Total Net Assets$1,545,399$1,463,296$1,468,005
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities8.0818.658.65
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --City of Kansas City, Missouri $364,198
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Missouri Dept. of Corrections $171,787
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Kansas City Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) $91,509
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Annual Campaign contributions go towards general operating expenses. We also have a NAP campaign. 
Goal $292,000.00
Dates Mar 2017 to Feb 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments
Like any not for profit we face challenges with fundraising.  We are constantly looking for new supporters and ways to get our message to the business community and general public.  We work hard to maintain relationships with area law enforcement and public safety agencies.  Community support is vital to our success and we must continually work at bridging the gap between the community, area law enforcement, and the Crime Commission.
Organization Name Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission Inc.
Address 3100 Broadway
Suite 226
Kansas City, MO 64111
Primary Phone (816) 960-6800
Contact Email bmayer@kc-crime.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Rick Armstrong
Board Chair Mr. Brad Sprong
Board Chair Company Affiliation KPMG
Year of Incorporation 1949