University of Missouri

52-23: A Resolution Supporting The Columbia Police Department’s Succession Planning To Not Affect The Active Status Of The Crime Free Program

PDF of Bill 52-23

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill 52-23

A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT’S SUCCESSION PLANNING TO NOT AFFECT THE ACTIVE STATUS OF THE CRIME FREE PROGRAM

PURPOSE: To encourage succession planning of the Columbia Police Department’s special assignments to notsuspend or hinder the Crime Free Program.

WHEREAS, the Chief of Police, Ken Burton, has determined that succession planning of specialty assignments will rotate assigned officers every 3-5 years; AND

WHEREAS, the Crime Free Program requires specialized training and certification to instruct the program and certify properties; AND

WHEREAS, the assigned officer would be taken off of the Crime Free Program at the beginning of 2013; AND

WHEREAS, the next instructor certification opportunity for the Crime Free Program will be in May 2013, which will ultimately suspend the program until then; AND

WHEREAS, the current officer is certified and has many years of experience with this special assignment; AND

WHEREAS, the current officer plans to retire within 20-25 months; AND

WHEREAS, this will provide the Columbia Police Department with ample amount of time to find a certified and suitable officer to instruct the Crime Free program; AND

WHEREAS, this will keep the program from being suspended as well as allow members of the Campus and Community Relations Committee to immediately start promoting the program to local rental properties; AND

WHEREAS, the support of the Missouri Students Association would show concern of the student body for the effect the succession plan that would have on the Crime Free program.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that the Missouri Students Association supports succession planning of the Columbia Police Department’s special assignments that do not suspend or hinder the Crime Free Program.

Respectfully submitted,

Derek S. Chung, MSA Senator

Michael Mueller, MSA Senator

Mason Schara, CCRC Chair

Jordan Denker, MSA Senator

Tess Yocom, MSA Senator