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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Jackson County Voters Approve Anti-Crime Tax


Voter Approval of Jackson County Community Backed Anti-Crime Tax (COMBAT) Sets Record 

Funding supports anti-violence initiative and community agencies


Jackson County voters approved the extension of the Community Backed Anti-Crime Tax (COMBAT) b...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

2016 COMBAT Awards

Award Winners

Jackson County Executive welcomed the honored guests to the 2016 COMBAT Awards ceremony, held October 26 in the Truman Forum Auditorium at the Kansas City Public Library on the Plaza.

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

COMBAT Supports Strong Law Enforcement Teamwork

COMBAT Clean-up

COMBAT clean-up event demonstrates outstanding partnership between Independence and Sugar Creek Police Departments as they work to pursue drug traffickers and confiscate the illegal substances these criminals are trying to distribute.

Posted on: October 8, 2015

2015 COMBAT Awards

2015 COMBAT Award Winners

Through the programs it supports, the COMBAT program has helped transform neighborhoods and save lives.

"COMBAT works!" declared Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders as he opened the 2015 COMBAT Awards ceremony, held October 8 in Truman Foru...> MORE

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Posted on: May 18, 2015

Comic book heroes fight crime in COMBAT-funded art class

Student draws his comic book hero

In a classroom at MyARTS East in Independence, superheroes of the future are taking shape. A group of teens are drawing and thinking of story lines for characters like Flamo, Star, Money Breaker and Ultra Guy. But what would a superhero be without a super...> MORE

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Posted on: April 23, 2015

COMBAT Canvasses Neighborhood Urging Residents To Report Crime

COMBAT volunteers places door hanger that highlights crime hotline phone number

DeQuai Wilson of Independence had good reason to don a red Jackson County COMBAT T-shirt and take part in its anti-crime canvassing effort in the Ruskin area of south Kansas City on Thursday.

"I lived in this area, and my son, Cortez Wilson, who w...> MORE

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Posted on: October 9, 2014

2014 COMBAT Awards

2014 COMBAT Awards

COMBAT is making an impact.

The programs funded through the Community Backed Anti-Drug Tax first approved in 1989 have helped reduce drug abuse and drug-related crime in Jackson County. When voters renewed the tax in 2009 — with 71 percent support — CO...> MORE

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Step Up. Speak Up.

Step Up. Speak Up.

To solve most crimes law enforcement officials need someone to talk. If witnesses remain silent - if they don't share what they know or suspect - the perpetrator will probably remain at large, able to victimize others.

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Let's Talk

Talking To Your Kids About Drugs

Peer pressure... Setting ground rules... Being clear how you feel about drug use...

Get great insights into how to talk your kids about drug use. And find out how to answer the question your kid is bound to ask you: "Did you use drugs?"

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Targeting Our Kids

Ecstasy Pills

Without drug users, drug dealers would go out of business. Because they need there to be a demand for the illegal drugs they produce and traffic, dealers are continually looking to attract more "customers" - to get more people "hooked on th...Read more �

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Look For The Signs

Signs Of Drug Use

Changes in mood or attitudes, including unusual temper outbursts, changes in sleeping habits and changes in hobbies or other interests are common in teens. So, what should you look for?

Look for signs of depression, withdrawal, carelessness with groomi...Read more �

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