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Posted on: June 9, 2017

COMBAT Take Back & Clean Up in Grandview


It was a great kickoff to summer in Grandview as volunteers spruced up Belvidere Park.

Jackson County COMBAT, County Executive Frank White, Jr. and Grandview Mayor Jones welcomed neighbors, volunteers and Grandview Public Safety out to the park for the sec...

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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 (C...

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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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