President Trump Will Visit Kansas City for law Enforcement Conference

President Trump.

President Donald J. Trump (Official White House Photo)

On Wednesday, December 5th, President Trump will make his eighth trip to Missouri as President. This time he won’t be addressing veterans though, he’ll be attending a conference hosted by the Department of Justice.

The three days long Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference will be held in Missouri at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center from the 5th of December through the 7th.

Law Enforcement Conference

A plethora of police officers and prosecutors are expected to turn up to this event. Federal officials will be speaking at this conference and will be focusing on ways to reduce violent crime.

In Kansas City crime is prevalent, with a rise in homicides over the past three years alone. (From 79 homicides per year in 2014 to 150 per year in 2017.)

Missouri Governor Mike Parson addressed Project Safe Neighborhoods, saying that he’s looking forward to what President Trump has to say.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, who served as Polk County sheriff for 12 years, said in a statement that he understands “the challenges of fighting crime” and looks forward “to hearing the President’s ideas on how local, state, and federal partners, through initiatives like Project Safe Neighborhoods, can learn from each other to reduce violent crime.” [1]

Project Safe Neighborhoods

The Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference will be held on December 5th and continue through the 7th. Project Safe Neighborhoods began in during former President George W. Bush and faded out during former President Barack Obama’s administration.

The former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions revived it in 2017. [2]


Notes:

  1. ^kansascity. (2018). President Donald Trump returns to KC Friday for national law enforcement conference. [online] Available at: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article222557455.html [Accessed 4 Dec. 2018]. (go back↩)
  2. ^Wsiltv.com. (2018). President Trump to visit Missouri for crime conference. [online] Available at: http://www.wsiltv.com/story/39581947/president-trump-to-visit-missouri-for-crime-conference [Accessed 4 Dec. 2018]. (go back↩)

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