KCKPD meets with Armenian delegates
A delegation of five police officials from Armenian police departments were in the area last week to meet with officials of the Kansas City, Kan. Police Department and other area police agencies. The purpose of their visit to Kansas was to exchange ideas and information on best practices as it relates to community policing.
Assistant Chief James Brown, KCKPD, brought a great deal of knowledge and experience to the exchange program with his combined experience as a Kansas Guardsman and assistant chief. Having visited Armenia on several occasions as part of the State Partnership Program, he brought a unique perspective to the Kansas City police exchange visit.
“My past trips to Armenia have been very educational,” he said in a news release. “I have learned so much during my travels there, and no doubt, we'll be learning more from these law enforcement executives during their visit, just as they will be learning from us.”
During their four-day stay, the delegation observed a Community Policing operation in the Midtown Patrol Division.
The Armenian delegation also will visit police departments in Overland Park, Wichita, Lawrence and Park City, as well as the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson. The visit was made possible through a partnership between Kansas law enforcement institutions, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs and National Guard's State Partnership Program.