Kansas City has much more pressing issues than adding the new siren to patrol cars (3/2, Local, “KC police use Rumbler siren to make presence felt; The low-frequency device, used to increase awareness, creates a hum drivers can feel”).
The Kansas City Police Department should start enforcing the noise ordinance so all the people would not have to listen to the noise by the radios in the vehicles. This would also produce revenue to help pay for the officers to keep on patrol. While traveling in the other communities in the area, we don’t have to listen to the noise. One good example is North Kansas City, which has signs posted stating “noise ordinance strictly enforced.” You can drive there in peace.
It would cost a fortune in these bad financial times to install these on all emergency vehicles. The Fire Department and MAST would also need them on their vehicles.
In the area where I live, around I-29 and Barry Road, most of the sirens are on Fire Department vehicles and MAST ambulances. We seldom see any patrol cars in the area.