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

Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 960-6800
Fax 816- 960-6808
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. 
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Rick Armstrong
Board Chair Mr. Boyd McGathey
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1949
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer Donations can be made by mailing check or calling the office to make donation by credit card. There are also several events where in kind donations and volunteer opportunities are needed.
Financial Summary
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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 and in addition to Crime Stoppers it features the Second Chance Program, Metropolitan Community Service Program and the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund Program..
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


  1. We have added new copier and printer machines increasing our administrative effectiveness. 
  2. Our Guns N' Hoses event made $161,000 in profit, making it the highest in Guns N' Hoses history. 
  3. We raised the reward for arrests from TIPS hotline calls for KCMO Homicides to $25,000 and three homicides were solved within a week. 
  4. There has been an increase in schools participating in Scholastic Crime Stoppers, bringing the total to 60 schools. There have been 13 teen suicides. 
  5. Crime Stoppers cleared 169 cases in 2018 along with 126 Felony Arrests and paid out $58,900 in anonymous cash rewards.
  6. Second Chance had 285 individuals participate in Case management through 3 state grants and had an 80.3% overall employment rate for the year.  The recidivism rate for participants was only 3.85%.  Second Chance had 1,650 participate in either their job club, welcome back sessions or prison visits.
  7. The Metropolitan Community Service Program (MCSP) served over 1,600 court referred clients by coordinating their community service hours at over 40 work sites in the community generating many hours of cost free labor.
  8. The Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund served 5 families whose Police Officer, Firefighter or EMT lost their lives in the line of duty in 2018 by providing a $25,000 line of duty death disbursement within 48 hours of the loss of life.  There have now been 14 police officers and 14 firefighters' families served since the program began.
Goals for 2019-2020:
 1. Have Annual Luncheon raise $350,000 in October, 2019.
 2. Match $100,000 donation from JE Dunn through grant writing and donations by December 31, 2019.
 3. Launch 18 month Gun Violence Reduction Marketing Campaign featuring the increase $25,000 cash reward for tips resulting in homicide arrest in KCMO in partnership with Trozzolo Communications, City of KCMO and Kansas City, Missouri Police Department.  Work on increasing homicide cash reward amount in Johnson, Wyandotte County, Clay, Platte and Cass Counties.
4.  See the Guns N Hoses Charity Boxing Event earn over $150,000 net again this year to benefit the SAFE Program.
Needs Statement
1. We want to expand our Second Chance program to provide more service to the community including finding more employers willing to accept the challenge to employ hardworking "returning citizen". 
2. For MCSP, we want to identify more funding to expand our Adopt A Street Program for the community and continue to assist indigent clients become meaningfully employed. 
3. We would like to raise funds to have Raiser's Edge software to help us take the next step in being able to manage our fundraising and be more effective at it.
4. The SAFE program currently serves 11 counties and is working on 3 additional counties (Buchanan, Johnson, & Lafayette) to raise funds to become lifetime members of the Crime Commission's SAFE Program. 
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
Geographic Area Served Narrative In addition to the 7 county Greater Kansas City area, the SAFE program has extended life time memberships to Miami, Douglas and Shawnee counties in Kansas and Clinton County in Missouri.
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 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.
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 151,000 tips have led to more than 11,200 arrests and cleared over 25,000 crimes and 646 murders. This year alone, Crime Stoppers cleared 169 felony cases.  Nearly $1.4 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.


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.

Program Budget $311,430.00
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 indigent to improve their employability.

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. An example of the assistance provided by workers who completed over 2,600 hours at Harvesters the Community Food Network is truly amazing. Based upon a formula used by Harvesters, workers were able to supplement workforce needs which caused over 191,000 free meals to those in need in our community.  Long term success would not only include our coordination of KCMO Adopt A Street program but also the surrounding counties and municipalities. This project is creating a wonderful opportunity for our workers to supplement the citizens who adopt their own street for litter abatement and beautification.

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 40 collaborating community work sites.

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. 
Program Budget $315,000.00
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 twenty-eight times to help families of fallen first responders, 14 Police Officers and 14 Firefighters. 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 and Clinton County in Missouri have been added to the SAFE coverage area.
  • In 2019, over $600,000 has been raised and invested as restricted income for the SAFE Program.
  • In 2019, two students were awarded $5,000 scholarships through the Ed Wynn/SAFE scholarship program.  
  • In 2018, five first responders lost their lives in the line of duty and their families received line of duty death disbursements.  In addition, 23 children of past fallen first responders were assisted over the holidays with $21,000 in disbursements. 

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 80.3% of Second Chance clients that successfully completed our program gained employment; and only 3.85% of Second Chance clients were returned to custody. 

Program Budget $377,170.00
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 returning citizens from incarceration at highest risk of recidivism, helping with employment, housing, and other criminogenic needs. The Risk Reduction Center regularly serves 200-300 returning citizens 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 returning citizens from incarceration, creating a network of law enforcement, the courts, corrections, nonprofit service providers, the faith community, and civic supporters. The network acts in collaboration 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 network 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 returning citizens.

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
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. 
Former CEOs
Mr. Richard CookFeb 1996 - Oct 2004
Mr. Richard D. EasleyOct 2004 - Dec 2015
Paid Full-Time Staff 12
Paid Part-Time Staff 5
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 160
Retention Rate 93%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 12
Male 5
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 Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
  • 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
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. Boyd McGathey
Term Jan 2019 to Dec 2021
Email chair@kc-crime.org
Board Members
Mr. Rick L. ArmstrongKansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission
Ms. Victoria BarnardHallmark Cards, Inc.
Mr. Anthony BartlettRetired
Mr. Charles Battey (Honorary)Sprint (retired)
Mr. Mike Beal HonoraryHen House Markets/Price Chopper Stores
Mr. Web BixbyKansas City Life Insurance
Mr. Alvin Brooks (Honorary)Ad Hoc Group Against Crime
Mr. Bill ChastainSteamatic of Kansas City
Mr. Ed Connolly (Honorary)INEO/Right Management Consultants
Ms. Nancy CreasyBlue Cross and Blue Shields of Kansas City
Mr. Charles Curtis Honorary
Mr. Carl DiCapo (Honorary)Liberty Memorial
Mr. Christopher Fisher
Mr. William FoxBank of Kansas City
Mr. Charles Garney Honorary
Mr. Dan GlassKansas City Royals Baseball Club
Mr. Wayne Godsey (Honorary)KMBC TV9 9 (retired)
Mr. Peter GreigFCI Advisors
Mr. Darren GriffithNarthex
Mr. William GrojeanRiverside Transport, Inc.
Ms. Lisa HardwickMissouri Court of Appeals
Mr. Dan HeckmanUS Bank
Mr. David JohnsonMaxus Properties
Mr. Ron JuryJury & Associates
Mr. Terrence Kilroy HonoraryPolsinelli
Ms. Carol Marinovich (Honorary)Fleishman Hillard Inc.
Mr. Jon McCormickRetail Grocers Association of Greater Kansas City
Mr. Boyd McGatheyFerrellgas
Mr. Pat Ottensmeyer
Mr. Javier PerezAmalgamated Transit Union
Mr. Jay ReardonCommerce Bank
Mr. Robert Reintjes, Sr. (Honorary)George P. Reintjes Co., Inc.
Mr. Trey RunnionSpringBoard Fin. L.L.C.
Ms. Angie Salmon
Mr. Cliff Sargeon (Honorary)Missouri Mental Health Commission
Ms. Sarah SmithKMBC & KCWE
Mr. Willard SnyderBreidenthal-Snyder Foundation
Mr. Brad SprongKPMG
Mr. Kent Sunderland (Honorary)Ash Grove Cement Company
Mr. Bailus Tate (Honorary)Black Economic Union of Kansas City (retired)
Mr. Patrick ThetfordAT&T Public Safety Solutions
Mr. Mark ThompsonCountry Club Group Banks
Mr. Dennis TriplettUMB
Mr. Pasquale TrozzoloTrozzolo Communications
Mr. Warren Weaver HonoraryCommerce Bankshares
Mr. Thomas WhitakerJE Dunn Construction
Ms. Yvonne WilsonMissouri Senator (retired)
Mr. Bret WilsonNational Beef Packing Company
Ms. Susan B. WilsonUMKC
Ms. Gail WorthGail's Harley Davidson
Mr. Karl ZobristSNR Denton
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 32
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 29
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 59%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 3%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
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. 
Fiscal Year Start Mar 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Feb 28, 2020
Projected Revenue $2,020,560
Projected Expenses $1,956,303
Spending Policy N/A
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 2/28/2018, 2017, 2016: 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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$404,211$807,336$810,034
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$15,755$17,069$12,971
Membership Dues----$0
Special Events$171,881$197,965$181,604
Revenue In-Kind$25,850$45,859$47,175
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$1,408,241$1,858,443$1,548,824
Administration Expense$138,010$137,137$120,160
Fundraising Expense$86,129$83,129$57,200
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.790.851.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%89%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$1,203,964$1,364,403$1,694,813
Current Assets$499,477$766,454$1,207,933
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$240,196$94,710$149,414
Total Net Assets$963,768$1,269,693$1,545,399
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.088.098.08
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountMO Dept of Corrections $183,651 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountCity of Kansas City, MO $95,591 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountUS Dept of Justice $74,889 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Annual Campaign contributions go towards general operating expenses. We also have a NAP campaign with 50% Missouri tax credits available for donations from businesses or individuals with business income. 
Dates Aug 2019 to Dec 2020
Amount Raised to Date $0.00 as of July
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.
Other Documents
Annual Report2017View
Annual Report2016View
Annual Report2013View
Annual Report2012View
Annual Report2011View
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. Boyd McGathey
Year of Incorporation 1949