The Shoal Creek Community Interaction Officers are:
Officer Shelly Gaddis and Master Patrol Officer Rick Cartwright
Email: Shelly.Gaddis@kcpd.org or Richard.Cartwright@kcpd.org
Telephone: 816-413-3440 or 816-413-3442
The Community Interaction Officer (CIO) is a liaison between the community and police. Our goal is to serve neighborhoods, businesses, faith based organizations, alcohol and drug prevention coalitions, community groups and schools by problem solving, address specific needs and educating the public on crime prevention.
Listed below are several popular services citizens request from our office. If you can't find what you are looking for, you can search our KCPD home page, contact the CIO or the Shoal Creek Patrol Division front desk at (816) 413-3400 24-hours a day.
Block Watch training: Block watch is a great tool for neighborhoods to utilize to address and prevent crime issues. By sharing information, educating residents on crime prevention and requesting city services the quality of life within neighborhoods increases. Requesting police services and staying current on crime trends has resulted in suspects being apprehended. For more information, please contact the CIO.
Extra Patrol Request: This a program that SCPD uses to address community issues that might happen in the future. If you would like to make a request, please contact the front desk at (816) 413-3400.
Suspected Narcotics Report: If you know of a drug house in the neighborhood and want to report it please complete a KCPD Suspected Narcotics Report online or call 816-474-3784 (DRUG). You can remain anonymous.
Child Car Seat Inspections: Children’s Mercy Hospital has trained and certified child safety restraint technicians who can teach you how to install your child car seats properly. Appointments only. Please contact 816-413-2557.
Community Service Workers: KCPD and the Metropolitan Community Service Program have partnered to put misdemeanor court assigned community service hours to work to assist the community with small unskilled projects such as beautifying neighborhood parks. For more information contact Sara Battles (MCSP Supervisor) at 816-960-6810.
Crime Free Multi-housing: SCPD has an internationally recognized program that teaches landlords best practices on finding good tenants, how to write and use good lease agreements and what to do when tenants go bad. For more information, please visit www.kccrimefree.com or contact:
Station Tours: Boy and girl scout tours and community group tours are available with appointment and we will cover your requested topics. For scheduling contact the CIO.
Attendance at Neighborhood and Community Meetings: If you would like an officer to attend your neighborhood or community meetings to address a crime disorder issue occurring in your neighborhood or to conduct a presentation on a specific crime prevention topic of interest, please contact the CIO for scheduling.
Security Surveys: KCPD officers use Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design or CPTED principals and years of police experience to assist you in target hardening your home or business. We will walk around your house and provide low cost recommendations on how you can reduce the risk of a burglary. To schedule an assessment, please contact the CIO.
Mediation: KCPD refers civil matter disputes to the Community Mediation Center at (816) 461-8255. They help families, neighbors and landlord/tenants resolve disputes in just and respectful ways.
Parking Issues: You can call KCPD non-emergency number at (816) 234-5111 to report parking issues.
Reporting Crime: If it is an emergency call 911. If you want an officer to contact you, please advise the call taker. To report any information on criminal activity, please call (816) 474-8477 (TIPS). You can remain anonymous.
Show car display: If you would like to have the KCPD show car at your public event, please contact the CIO for scheduling.
Classroom Presentations and School Visits: If you would like to have an officer conduct a classroom presentation on topics such as bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, bullying, suicide prevention, on-line safety, how the juvenile justice system, substance abuse prevention, etc., please contact the CIO for scheduling. We also love to be invited to visit schools to talk about how awesome our job is and let students see some of our equipment.
Women's Personal Safety: If you have a group of women who would like an introduction or a refresher course on women's self-defense, please contact the CIO. If you are interested a more advance, hands on training please visit the KCPD Women's Self Defense web page or call Angela McCune 816-413-3500 at KCPD Regional Police Academy.
Armed Intruder Response Training: KCPD has a 20 minute video that can help you devise a plan in case you encounter an armed intruder entering your place of work, school or public property. If you or your staff would like to view the training video, contact the CIO for scheduling.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is there a community room at SCPD? Yes, it is for community group meetings only and it is free of charge. Groups can use is as long as it is available and it is intended for every once in a while use, not as a permanent meeting space. To reserve it, please contact the SCPD Division Office at (816) 413-3427.
Is there a prescription drug disposal box at SCPD? Yes, it is in the lobby and it is available 24 hours a day. No needles please.
Is there a non-emergency Police number? Yes, if you don’t want to use 911 to make a call for service in Kansas City, Missouri you can call the non-emergency number 234-5111. It is answered by the same person who answers 911 at a lower priority.
Does KCPD have a main line? Yes, if you call (816) 234-5000 you will be connected to an operator who will assist you.
When is a copy of my report available? Reports generally take ten days to two weeks to make it through the approval process and there is a fee of $13. You can call the Records Unit at 816-234-5100 or SCPD front desk at (816) 413-3400 to see if it is available. If possible, please have your Case Report Number (CRN) available.
How do I find the current traffic conditions? Traffic conditions can be found at www.kcscout.net or in Missouri call 1-800-222-6400 for Kansas call 1-800-585-7623.
Can I make a walk-in accident report if no one was injured? Yes, you can walk-in your non-injury, non-alcohol related vehicular accidents, as long as all cars are drivable and all drivers have valid insurance, to any patrol division station. If possible bring with you what happened, insurance, driver’s information and a driver's license when filing a vehicular report. If you need more details contact the front desk at (816) 413-3400.
Does SCPD have any red light cameras? Yes two are in operation within SCPD and they are not controlled or operated by the staff at SCPD. The cameras are located at the intersections of Missouri Highway 152 & North Flintlock Road and North Oak Trafficway & Vivion Road. For more information visit www.kcmo.org.
Who handles complaints on animals, potholes, run-down property, abandoned vehicles, roadway obstructions, traffic signal issues, street light issues or snow removal? The City of Kansas City, Missouri. Please contact the Action Center at 816-513-1313 or email email@example.com.
Who handles loose dogs, aggressive dogs, and barking dogs? Animal Control does and they can be contacted through the Action Center at 816-513-1313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where was my vehicle towed to? You can check on-line to see if your vehicle was towed to the City Tow Lot (7750 E Front ST, KCMO) at http://webfusion.kcmo.org/ColdFusionApps/neighborhood/towlot/search.cfm or call (816) 513-0670.
How do I pay a traffic ticket or a warrant? All KCMO traffic tickets can be paid on line at https://ww3.kcmo.org/MCTicket/TicEntry.jsp or at Municipal Court (1101 S Locust, KCMO). You cannot pay a ticket at a police station. You must have your ticket number and vehicle license plate number to use the computer system (written on ticket). If you have a KCMO warrant, you may respond to any KCPD station to resolve it. You must have the EXACT amount of money, we will NOT make change. Another person cannot pay your warrant. For more information go to Detention Unit information page.
How can a victim of domestic violence get help? If it is an emergency and you are in immediate danger, call 911. You can call the Domestic Violence Hotline at (816) 468-5463 (HOTLINE).
How do I report child abuse or neglect? If it is in progress, call 911. If not, please call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-392-3728.
How do I report elder abuse or neglect? If it is in progress, call 911. If not, please call the Missouri Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-392-0210.
How can I get updates on state level court cases? Case Net is your access to the Missouri state courts automated case management system. Please visit Case.Net on-line.
How can I see if someone is in jail? Please visit VINELink on-line.
How can I get a concealed carry permit? Contact the Sheriff's office of the county you live in. For Clay County residents, contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office at (816) 407-3700.
When is the next Citizen's Police Academy? Please contact the KCPD Regional Training Police Academy at 816-413-3500 or click here to get the details and fill out the application on-line.
Can I do a ride-along with a police officer? Yes, please read the rules and regulations. Then sign the waiver form, fill out the application and turn it in to the on-duty desk sergeant at Shoal Creek Patrol Division station.