The Hannibal City Council wants to change Davis’ job description. The new description would lower the requirements for police chief to 3 yrs. as sergeant. Currently the requirements are 3 yrs. as lieutenant. This would give Davis a pay raise for longevity and insure that the next chief could have lower qualifications than Davis. This is in line with the city’s practice of lowering the requirements for a job while raising the pay.
Patrols by Hannibal Police Department are confined to the tourist area, commercial strips, and upper income neighborhoods. In a recent ‘Press Conference’, Davis referred to Heroin as being a ‘community problem’. HPD has the worst record of any police department in NE Missouri. It’s a leadership problem, not a community problem. Davis needs to go.
Chief Lyndell Davis is a master at press conferences. Unfortunately crime in Hannibal is rampant. Davis is paid $78,296 per yr. 1 Most Missouri cities require an advance college degree. Requirements in Hannibal are much lower and the crime statistics reflect that. Just how bad is crime in Hannibal? In a ranking of 500 worst crime rates in Missouri, Hannibal ranks #35. At #41, Ferguson, Mo. has less crime than Hannibal. Based on the Hannibal Police Department’s dismal statistics a HOUSE CLEANING at HPD is long overdue. Davis needs to be put on notice. Improve Hannibal’s statistics or be terminated. 2 Davis and wife HPD Lt. Cathy Davis live outside Hannibal city limits and have a combined city income of approx. $140,000+ yr.
Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 115 sex offenders in HANNIBAL. On a per capita basis there are approximately 653 sex offenders per 100,000 in HANNIBAL. This is compared to a the nationwide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.
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