Yes, I would accept ,000 to be chief of a department in a spacious and fancy office space over a small town with an affluent population and low crime rate.
Let’s be honest, never say never but the crimes you most often get at Parkville are not wet-your-pants moments.
Otherwise, in my opinion it was a very successful and effective first year for newcomers John Elliott and Dagmar Wood, who joined incumbent presiding commissioner Ron Schieber to form a strong board the past 12 months. ****** Landmark Live is back to terrorize the internet on Thursday, Jan. when Kansas City Royals public address announcer Mike Mc Cartney will join us for a fun Facebook broadcast from The Landmark’s second story studio in historic downtown Platte City. Normally this is a slow news time so we traditionally run a review of the top stories of the past 52 weeks. We’ve got a local city expanding its smoking ban, a fairly new alderman already hanging it up, medical facilities in Platte City and Parkville being sold, a woman freed by the governor after serving more than 35 years of a life sentence, and the popular LC’s Hamburgers telling us they’ll be bringing their fantastic menu to Platte City. Great news for Platte City as a whole and specifically for connoisseurs of fine burgers. The burgers are nothing short of fantastic, my friends. Some of the less busy local fast food places--like the Burger King or Wendy’s--could feel an effect.
It’s reality in the crazy world in which we live that Chrisman is one of the local small town police chiefs who are paid more handsomely than the Platte County Sheriff, who runs a much, much larger department (plus a jail) over a much, much larger geographical area.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d still wear full gear everyday, in part because these days there is no such thing as routine police interaction with the public.
But mostly because I think I would rock that bulletproof vest.
The Parkville police chief, for instance, makes ,554. After the 2020 election, the sheriff’s salary will go up to ,110.
Cities, as if it's some governmental rite of passage, typically increase salaries every time they’ve ripped 12 pages off the wall calendar at City Hall, so no telling where the police chief’s salary might be by the time the sheriff hits that ,000 mark.
Apparently the city inspector has a reputation for being a bit over the top on occasion.