Who We Are

Mission

“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 Kansas City community.”  

Core Beliefs

  • Rehabilitation benefits everyone
  • Support when families need it most
  • A leg up for law enforcement

History

Organized in 1949 to investigate corruption, the Commission has become a model for ways to organize the struggle for greater public safety. At its inception, Kansas City businessman and civic leader E.M. Dodds pushed for the Commission to cut down on “a rash of homicides, coupled with evidence of improved gambling conditions, hints of gangsterism and increasing general lawlessness.”

For citizens who share the same goal, helping the Crime Commission provides an opportunity to do their part.