Graves Garrett shows support for Police Foundation of Kansas City’s fundraiser

Graves Garrett recently sponsored a table at “A Call for Backup” with attorneys attending the event in support of a benefit for the Police Foundation of Kansas City.

Hundreds gathered on Friday, February 28, at the Muehlebach Tower in the Kansas City Marriott Downtown to raise money for the organization, formed by citizens with a focus on reducing crime and to making the community safe for all concerned. The Foundation does so by generating funds and other support for the Kansas City (Missouri) Police Department to enhance public safety and law enforcement programs that are beyond the level of support of other funding.

Funds raised this year will be used to:

  • Initiate projects and research to support selected high crime areas of the city with additional technology to identify criminals and to make these neighborhoods safer
  • Fund additional programs to aid the Department in reducing violent crime

“A lot of people in Kansas City are concerned about crime, however, the Police Foundation of Kansas City is stepping up to do something about it. They’re not just saying things should be better; they’re really making them better,” said Rick Smith, Kansas City Chief of Police.

Firm partners Todd Graves, Nathan Garrett, Kathleen Andrews Fisher, Eddie Greim, Dane Martin and Lucinda Luetkemeyer and attorney Jennifer Donnelli were in attendance from Graves Garrett. Garrett was appointed to serve on the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners in 2017 and currently serves as President of the Board, a position he has held since 2018. Along with three other Board members and the Mayor, he supervises the administration and operation of the police department.