Orion Security has an officer patrolling the Martin City Community District every night between 6 PM and 5 AM, and from 9 PM to 2 AM, two Orion officers are on duty keeping an eye on Martin City. They monitor all participating CID businesses and properties for suspicious activity, unlocked doors and gates, vandalism, and more, and when necessary, they contact KCPD for assistance.
All businesses and property owners within the Martin City CID boundaries may participate in the Security Program and have the option of enrolling in a fee-based Basic or Enhanced Security package.
Why Enroll? Since launching this program, we’ve seen a significant decline in the number and types of criminal and nuisance incidents. It’s affordable, practical, and it keeps our properties safe.
Here’s what CID members enrolled in the program say about it:
“Before the District implemented the security program, we had at least one break-in, or attempted break-in, every 90 days. Once the patrols started, we haven’t had an issue for several years.” Steve Okenfuss, Reno’s Powersports KC
“Security must be our CID’s number one priority. If the public perception of Martin City is negative because crime reports are high, any positive momentum we’ve generated will decimate (i.e. Bannister Mall). Howard Barewin, Volleyball Beach
KCPD’s South Patrol Division has been working to solve crime in South Kansas City by involving everyone in our community. “If we make a bigger effort to get to know our neighbors, we may be able to prevent some of these problems from coming into the area in the first place,” says Officer Aaron Whitehead, one of two officers assigned as our CID’s Community Officers.
He recommends keeping an eye out for suspicious behavior and asks that we report anything strange, even if it seems small. We’re even told to secure our trash areas because people hide in the bins, or pick through them to find personal information for identity theft and various other crimes.
Martin City is lucky to have a strong relationship with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department and we’re even luckier to have officers like Mary McCall and Aaron Whitehead assigned to our CID. However, as much as we love them, we also know they’re responsible for a much larger demographic! This is why the Martin City CID provides businesses and property owners within our district boundaries specially priced private security options.
MCCID Security Packages:
Basic Service: Orion Security officers will circulate throughout the district between 6:00 PM and 5:00 AM viewing participating properties and suspicious activities from the street. When needed, they may also contact the Kansas City, Missouri Police/Fire Department for immediate assistance.
Enhanced Service: Orion Security officers will patrol through parking lots and around the exterior of the enrolled building(s), subject to fencing or locked gates. Should the officer observe suspicious activity, he/she will get out of their vehicle to investigate and contact Orion Dispatch requesting notification to the property representative and/or the property/business owner’s security company.
Construction sites may be enrolled in the Enhanced Security Program, however, the security officer may limit patrols on the property based on site conditions. Additionally, if an active construction site is enrolled in the Enhanced Security Program, you may designate a contractor responsible for the site as the after-hours contact(s). Please remember to update the property records when the project is complete and permanent contacts are assigned.
Security Program Enrollment: 2018-2019
If your business or property is within the MCCID boundaries and you are interested in enrolling (or renewing) your security program package, please complete an enrollment form for EACH property you control and return a copy to MCCID by email, mail, or hand-delivery.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THE CONTACT LISTED IS SOMEONE WHO CAN BE REACHED OUTSIDE OF BUSINESS HOURS IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. Please retain a copy of this form for your records so you can quickly reference the program information.
Protect Your Property!
Please check your business each night before leaving, secure all doors and gates, and ensure your property is adequately lit. If you plan a nighttime activity that’s not typical for your property, PLEASE ALERT ORION SECURITY in advance!
Program Contact: Orion Specialists, LLC
5600 W. 95th St., #315, Overland Park, KS 66207
PH: 913-385-5657 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about the security program, please contact Martin City’s District Manager.