Lois McDonald

To the editor:
Independence voters can increase the safety and security of residents, their property, businesses, parks and neighborhoods by supporting police services on Aug. 4.

As calls for service increase with the city’s crime statistics, we simply need more officers to confront and contain the criminal element of our growing community in order to assure and enhance the quality of life for all of us. There are compelling statistics and rationale for the CORE strategies implemented by Independence police chief, Tom Dailey, and the independent Bershire study supports the need for additional personnel.

As the discussion and debate begin over a sales tax initiative, please take time to get accurate information to cast your ballot as an informed, responsible citizen. This tax is needed to provide the level of protection and service our residents deserve.