KCPD operates their own dispatch center, which serves as the primary public safety answering point for all 9-1-1 calls that originate in/near the KCMO city limits. All fire and ambulance calls are transferred to and handled by the KCFD Communications Center.
 KCPD Patrol Zones
KCPD has six patrol zones:
 Center Zone
Bordered by Missouri River to the North, Ward Parkway to the South, Chestnut and Wabash to the East, and the Kansas/Missouri State Line to the West. Center Zone Patrol units are 100's (Example: 141 identifies an officer who patrols the "40 sector" of Center Zone).
 Metro Zone
Bordered by Ward Parkway, Blue Parkway, and Sni-a-Bar Rd to the North, Bannister Rd and E. 87th St to the South. Blue Ridge Blvd to the East, and the Kansas/Missouri State Line to the West. Metro Zone Patrol units are 200's (Example: 232 identifies an officer who patrols the "30 sector" of Metro Zone).
 East Zone
Bordered by Missouri River to the North, Blue Parkway, US 40 Highway, and E. 75th St to the South, Lee's Summit Rd and the Independence City Limits to the East, and Wabash Ave to the West. East Zone Patrol units are 300's (Example: 343 identifies an officer who patrols the "40 sector" of East Zone).
 North Zone
Bordered by Missouri Highway 92 to the North, Parkville and Riverside City Limits to the South, N. Oak Trafficway to the East, and Kansas City International Airport to the West. North Zone Patrol units are 400's (Example: 411 identifies an officer who patrols the "10 sector" of North Zone).
 South Zone
Bordered by E. 75th St and E. 87th St to the North, Missouri Highway 150 and E. 147th St to the South, View High Drive and Lee's Summit Rd to the East, and the Kansas/Missouri State Line to the West. South Zone Patrol units are 500's (Example: 534 identifies an officer who patrols the "30 sector" of South Zone).
 Shoal Creek Zone
Bordered by Interstate 435 to the North, Missouri Highway 210 to the South, Interstate 35 to the East, and US Highway 169 and N. Oak Trafficway to the West. Shoal Creek Patrol units are 600's (Example 641 identifies an officer who patrols the "40 sector" of Shoal Creek Zone).
 Dispatch, Radio System, and Frequency Information for this agency
 Metropolitan Area Regional Radio System (Kansas City, MO)
 KCPD Patrol Talkgroups
Encryption is available on all KCPD talkgroups
| Talkgroup User
|| Talkgroup ID
| KCPD Citywide Broadcast
|| used to broadcast "attempt to locate" messages and other critical info
| KCPD Center Zone Dispatch
| KCPD Metro Zone Dispatch
|| occasionally patched with South Zone during high call volumes
| KCPD East Zone Dispatch
| KCPD North Zone and Shoal Creek Dispatch
| KCPD South Zone Dispatch
| KCPD Shoal Creek Dispatch
|| rarely used
| KCPD Service
|| used by officers to check license plates and to run subjects for warrants
| KCPD Traffic Unit/Tactical Dispatch
|| also doubles as a "patch" channel during high call volumes
| KCPD Traffic Enforcement Unit Operations
|| used quite a bit during DWI and other checkpoints
| KCMO Animal Control Dispatch
|| sometimes used as a "patch" channel during high call volumes
Additional talkgroups can be found here.
 KCPD 10-Codes and other radio terminology
KCPD uses the following 10-codes on a regular basis (everything else is mostly plain speech):
||Out of Service (generally used when officers are responding to calls for service)
||Detainee or subjects are present who should not hear officer radio traffic.
||Arrived at assignment or scene.
||Subject is armed and/or potentially dangerous.
||Field Interview Subject (Persons with prior convictions/criminal history as noted below)
J-2 Sex Offenses
J-7 Auto Tampering/Auto Theft
J-11 Gang Affiliate
J-12 Red File Tag
||Beginning Shift (On Duty)
||Ending Shift (Off Duty)
||Law Enforcement Officer
 Radio Unit ID (RID/UID) Structuring
From a contributor:
- 40000XX are the dispatch console radios.
- 4001XXX are the base/vehicle radios (last three digits identify car numbers. The car number is not the same thing as the officer's serial (badge) number or patrol district assignment).
- 410XXXX are the handheld/portable radios (last four digits identify an officer's serial (badge) number).
This not set up like the old EDACS system where one could enter the radio assignment number, then monitor an individual officer's radio traffic ("i-Call"). From a UID perspective, the assignments are correlative to the vehicle numbers and the officer's badge number.
 Response Codes
||Emergency Response (Lights and Sirens)
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