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Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition

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Upcoming Events

February 27, 2014
Anti-Marijuana Education Summit
Monte Styles, Guest Speaker
Lee's Summit Cares Event
Stansbury Learning Center, 301 NE Tudor Road
Lee's Summit, MO  64081

March 11, 2014
HMPC Coalition Meeting
Community Assistance Council
10901 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Kansas City, MO  64134
4:00pm - 5:30pm

June 17-18, 2014
Urban Prevention Conference
Penn Valley Community College Educational Center
3201 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO  64111







Our Motto

"Fostering a safe, healthy, and drug free atmosphere in the Hickman Mills community"

Welcome PDF Print E-mail

Welcome to the Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition website!

co·a·li·tion
noun \ˌkō-ə-ˈli-shən\
1: an alliance of distinct parties, persons, or states for joint action

We are extremely excited about the opportunity to educate and share
information with our community and its neighboring communities
about the issues that surround underage drinking, underage tobacco
use, and marijuana use in Kansas City. The Coalition is working very
hard to ensure the community is completely aware of its needs and
plans to create a safer, healthier environment for our young people.

Please feel free to quote, cut and paste, or share any information you
find on this site and forward as much of this information as you would
like to anyone you think would be interested in working with our
community on these issues. It will take all of us, working together, to
make the type of impact necessary that will hopefully change lives.

Once again, welcome to the Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition
website and make yourself at home!

Sincerely,
Marva M. Moses, Executive Director
Bryan Dial, Jr, Co-Chair and Michael Heffernon, Co-chair
Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition

 

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 February 2014 17:27 )
 
Community Partner Spotlight PDF Print E-mail

Kansas City Police Department, South Patrol

Twenty-five acres of land at Bannister Road and Marion Park Drive in South Kansas City will soon be home to multiple police operations and buildings.

The site will be home to the new South Patrol Division, but it also will house the new Special Operations Division. Police broke ground at the site Oct. 28, 2010.

Major Jerry Gallagher, commander of the Facilities Management Division, said there were several reasons to put multiple buildings on one site.

“One is the converging interstate system provides ready access,” he said. “And two, it’s just the opportunity of economies of scale. We can do more for less.”

“The security of that police omnipresence will allow us to locate additional police facilities there in the future,” he said. The multipurpose building would offer a place for department personnel to get physically fit with a full gym and aerobics and weight rooms.

“We’ve got great workout facilities at the Academy up north, and we wanted to offer something similar down south,” Officer Rhonda Schulte said. But it will be much more than that. It will contain a briefing room for the Special Operations Division. A full-size basketball court will be designed with sliding doors to become part of the briefing room. The gym even could be a temporary shelter for residents in the event of a disaster. The multipurpose building also will house the Bomb and Arson Unit, Canine Section, Retirement Office and be a satellite location for the Kansas City Police Credit Union. And it’s being designed to accommodate the mass dispensing of vaccines in the event of a pandemic.

Officers with KCPD’s Capital Improvements Unit have been working with architects, civil engineers, landscape architects and leaders of the City’s Capital Improvements Management Office to fully design and plan the project. This police campus will have the SPD/SOD building facing the multipurpose building on a looped roadway, with parking in the middle.

Construction on the new SPD/SOD facilities is ongoing, and should be complete in late 2012 or early 2013.

KCPD-South Patrol was one of HMPC’s Beacon  of Hope   Award   recipients this year.  Their service to the efforts of the Coalition has been not only highly effective but faithful as well.  From our Retailer Inventories to our Town Hall meetings, they have proven to be on our most committed partners.  We want to take this opportunity to say “Thank You”:

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 September 2012 23:15 )
 
Recent News PDF Print E-mail

Office of National Drug Control Policy Awards $125,000.00 to Local Coalition to Prevent Youth Substance Use in the Hickman Mills Community

(Washington, D.C.) – Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced $7.9 million in new Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) grants to 60 communities and 6 new DFC Mentoring grants across the country. The awards announced today are in addition to the nearly $76.7 million in Continuation grants simultaneously released to 608 currently funded DFC coalitions and 18 DFC Mentoring Continuation coalitions. Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition, here in Kansas City, was one of the grant recipients, and will receive $125,000.00 in DFC grant funds to involve and engage their local community to prevent substance use among youth.

The DFC Program provides grants of up to $625,000 over 5 years to community coalitions that facilitate citizen participation in local drug prevention efforts. Coalitions are composed of community leaders, parents, youth, teachers, religious and fraternal organizations, health care and business professionals, law enforcement, the media, and others working together at the local level.

The Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition was awarded the DFC grant in 2008, and is completing its 5th year of funding in 2013.  Through DFC funding, the Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition has been able to educate southland on the startling effects substance use and abuse among young people can have on them and the community long and short term through Town Hall Meetings, youth overnight retreats, coalition building, community partnerships, and public policy efforts.

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 September 2012 19:56 )