Kansas City Missouri Police Department

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  • Kansas City, Missouri is located on the western edge of the state, along the border with Kansas.[1]
  • Population: 508,090 (2020), making it the largest city in Missouri and the 36th most-populous city in the United States [1]
  • Officers: 1,259[2]

Body Camera Policy

On September 26, 2016, the department began a 90-day trial of body-worn camera.[3]

In October 2020, the department began to roll-out cameras to officers.[4]

By April 22, 2021, all patrol officers were equiped with body-worn cameras.[4].

The department plans to provide some detectives with cameras.[4]

Their policy manual is available online.[5]



Policy Changes


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kansas City, Missouri, wikipedia
  2. Kansas City Police Department, wikipedia
  3. KCPD to test body-worn cameras, Northeast News, 2016-09-26
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Body-Worn Cameras, Kansas City Police Department
  5. Internally Recorded Digital Media Records, Kansas City Police Department