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Public Safety

To request assistance, to report issues of concern, or for any non-emergency matters requiring a HAKC public safety response or investigation, please call 816.968.4204.

Director Victor Webb
Department of Public Safety
Housing Authority of Kansas City
3822 Summit St., Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816.968.4165

Mission Statement
The Mission of the Public Safety Department is to provide positive life-enhancing services to all HAKC residents, guests, and staff members. These services will be delivered with professionalism and respect. Public Safety will strive to maintain positive partnerships with its customers, and with the community at large. Our goal is to facilitate a safe, and harmonious environment for everyone.

Public Safety Drive and inspiration

  • Motto: "Work it Out"
  • Theme: "Respect Through Service"
  • Service Standards: Professionalism - Integrity - Honor - Service - Sacrifice

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Officer Training

  • Crisis Intervention (CIT)
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Quarterly Firearms Training (Firearms training simulator)
  • Problem Solving and De-escalation
  • Self Defense Training
  • Pepper Spray Certification
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Statement Analysis
  • Active Shooter
  • Human Trafficking
  • Court Testimony and Preparation for Cross-Examination
  • M.O.C.S.A. - Sexual Assault
  • Rose Brooks - Domestic Violence
  • Report Writing

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Crime Enforcement

  • Public Safety Officers have police powers on HAKC properties
  • Enforce City Ordinances and State Statues
  • Foot and Vehicle Patrol on HAKC properties
  • Ban violators/Maintain Trespass list
  • Problem-Solving
  • De-escalation & Conflict Resolution
  • Crisis Intervention (CIT)
  • Crime Prevention Through Environment Design (CPTED)
  • Video Surveillance & Body Worn Cameras
  • Prepare case files for court testimony

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Lease Enforcement

  • Tenant complaints
  • Disturbance between neighbors
  • Cooperation and Collaboration with staff
  • Responsible for friends, guests, relatives
  • Incident reporting
  • Interview and Interrogation
  • Crime Scene Investigation

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Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Investigations

  • Licensed Private Investigator
  • Offsite investigations at privately owned residences
  • Fraud
  • Guests living illegally when not on lease or voucher
  • Cooperation Collaboration Partnership with KCPD
  • Scattered sites - trash, vehicles, other forms of blight
  • Investigate property damage, shootings, and neighborhood disturbances

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Traffic Enforcement

  • Patrolling for blight
  • Document, photograph, and tow broken-down vehicles
  • Parking on grass violations
  • Blocking dumpsters
  • Traffic hazards
  • Unregistered vehicles

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Public Housing Resident Council (PHRC)

  • Attend meetings
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Fundraising and event planning
  • Recruit new members
  • Build relationships

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Staff Training and Emergency Response

  • Active shooter preparation
  • Fire safety and evacuation
  • Tornado and inclement weather
  • Threat assessment and personal safety
  • Incident reporting and documentation
  • On-site security CPR and First Aid

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Public Safety Department

  • Edwin Lowndes, Executive Director
  • LaMonyka French, Deputy Executive Director
  • Victor Webb, Director
  • Supervisor
    • Sharri Dorsey, Public Safety Officer - Pemberton Heights, Guinotte Manor
    • Ron Jones, Public Safety Officer  - T.B. Watkins, Wayne Minor
    • Mai Qabaha, Public Safety Officer - Bush Creek Towers, Riverview
    • Jeovany Romero, Public Safety Officer  - 3822 Summit

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Victor Webb, Public Safety Director
Victor has a passion to serve the community. He served 3 years as a fire fighter volunteer, 8 years as a member of the United States Marine Corp Reserve, and he served 28 years as a law enforcement officer. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant and captain before he retired. Victor has a bachelors of arts degree in management. He started working for the Housing Authority in 2019. He was promoted to Director in 2023.

Jeovany Romero, Public Safety Officer
Jeovany has over 20 years of security service experience. He is a certified defensive tactics instructor, and he is certified as a personal protection officer. Jeovany served with FEMA during Hurricane Katrina. Jeovany is a descendant of Honduras, and he is fluent in Spanish. He credits his life experiences with helping to develop his critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and analytical thinking. 

Ron Jones, Public Safety Officer
Ron has 15 years of combined service between his time as a sheriff's deputy, and his time working in security. While working in the Sheriff's office, Ron was promoted to sergeant. In 2022, Ron joined HAKC as a public safety officer. He has training in Verbal Judo, Crisis Intervention, CPR, First Aid, and Basic Law Enforcement through KLETC.

Sharri Dorsey, Public Safety Officer
Sharri has lived in Kansas City for 8 years. She is a native of Washington, D.C. She has more than 10 years of experience in law enforcement and security. She has served as a campus officer, a special police officer, and she has worked as a correctional officer in the Jackson County jail. She has certification in Security and Protective Services to include Verbal Judo and CIT. 

Mai Qabaha, Public Safety Officer
Officer Qabaha has been a public safety officer since 2022. She has law enforcement experience with the Lansing Kansas Police Department, and Platte City Missouri Police Department. Mai is a descendant of Palestine, and she is fluent in the Arabic language. Since joining the public safety department, she has been awarded two letters of commendation for her Bravery and for going Above and Beyond. 

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