Overland Park police doubles size of community policing unit to make valuable connections
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — When it comes to safety, one local police department wants to connect with you before an emergency happens. The Overland Park Police Department has doubled their community policing unit. The “COPPS Unit” now includes 6-8 full time employees across the city. The program started nearly 10 years ago in north Overland Park. It was so successful, the department decided to expand it south of Interstate 435. “We go out. We engage the community by going to [

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