Compared to other communities in the Kansas City area, Lee’s Summit residents have a high level of satisfaction with police services. Fire and Emergency Medical Services have similar satisfaction levels and compare favorably to other communities in the area.
Community safety is not just about injury prevention and crime prevention; it is about increasing well-being and building healthy, cohesive, vibrant and participatory communities. In addition to improving the quality of life to existing residents and businesses, safe, healthy communities attract commercial and business investment and are a strong draw to new residents.
Perception of safety impacts community health and well-being by influencing residents’ participation in physical and social activities. People who don’t feel safe in the community are less likely to get involved, increasing their risk of isolation, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic conditions.