A very active and visible member of the Blue Springs Police Department has been named the latest Employee of the Month. Crime Prevention Sgt. Allen Kintz received the honor for September 2008 for his efforts in expanding the BSPD Neighborhood Watch program and organizing the department's first Citizen Police Academy.

A very active and visible member of the Blue Springs Police Department has been named the latest Employee of the Month. Crime Prevention Sgt. Allen Kintz received the honor for September 2008 for his efforts in expanding the BSPD Neighborhood Watch program and organizing the department's first Citizen Police Academy. 

Allen began his career by attending the Kansas City Regional Police Academy and joined the Blue Springs Police Department in 1984. During his 24 years with BSPD, Allen has demonstrated a diverse set of skills while findings success in several different types of law enforcement assignments.

Allen has been a uniformed patrol officer, field training officer, defensive tactics instructor, Taser instructor, firearms instructor and department armorer.

Allen has participated as a member of the Blue Springs Police Department's Special Tactical Assistance Team (STAT, with a function similar to traditional SWAT teams), and was one of the two original DARE Officers in Blue Springs in 1990. 

Allen was one of the original members of the Community and Youth Outreach Unit when it was formed in 1994. Allen developed many friends and positively influenced many youth while he was the School Resource Officer at Blue Springs South High School. In 2004 Allen became a Detective and acted as a public information officer to assist the media in items of community interest. 

In 2005 Allen was promoted to sergeant, overseeing a squad of uniformed street officers in direct response to the community. In March Allen was transferred to his current position in the Community and Youth Outreach Bureau as the Crime Prevention Sergeant. This position was created as an additional direct link to the community for proactive crime prevention measures.

Allen's current major efforts are the implementation of the first Blue Springs Police Department Citizen's Police Academy and the Neighborhood Watch Program. Under his guidance, the nine-week academy program will graduate the department's first class on Nov. 5, and there is a waiting list for the next class beginning in January. 

The rapidly expanding BSPD Neighborhood Watch program has shown excellent success in areas where the citizens partner with the police department to make neighborhoods safer. Allen is responsible for heading the Volunteers in Police Service, a program available for citizens to volunteer their help to the department and their community. Anyone wishing to volunteer for the VIPS program or to request a neighborhood watch program should contact Sgt. Kintz at 816-228-0178.

As Commander of the Community and Youth Outreach Bureau I have found that Sgt. Kintz is an extraordinary and highly respected officer. This award is a positive commentary on the dedication to his community and his job. Chief Wayne McCoy stated:  “Allen’s dedication to doing whatever is needed by the police department to help ensure we meet the needs of our community is greatly appreciated.”

Allen and his wife Debbie have been married for 25 years. They have 3 daughters and seven grandchildren. We commend Allen for his long dedication to family, police department and community by making him the BSPD’s latest Employee of the Month.