KCKPS Officer Orlando Singleton Receives 2017 Consensus Civility Award 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 7, 2017

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Congratulations to Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Police Officer Orlando Singleton honored with a 2017 Consensus Civility Award during a breakfast held on Tuesday, November 7 at the Greenlease Library of Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. Officer Singleton was recognized for the contributions he has made to the wellness of students and the community by training all of the school district’s police officers and some staff in Youth Mental Health First Aid. 

 “I am humbled and honored to receive this award. The mental health training equipped us with knowledge and skills to properly interact with students suffering from mental health issues as well as enabled us to become a support system for those students,” said Officer Singleton.

A lifelong resident of Kansas City, Kansas, he has worked for the school district since 1991 as a campus police officer.

The Consensus Civility Award highlights people who have worked across differences to improve the community. Consensus is a nonprofit organization that engages the public in difficult public policy decisions. Their research shows that whether this happens in a civil manner depends on the people, the process, and how the problem is addressed.

The Consensus board considered many nominees before making a decision on the seven recipients of the 2017 Civility Awards.  The full list of 2017 honorees are as follows:

  • Mark Holland, mayor, Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas
  • Sister Berta Sailer and Sister Corita Bussanmas of Operation Breakthrough (Lifetime Achievement Award)
  • Kansas City Public Library
  • DEBATE-Kansas City
  • Officer Orlando Singleton
  • Officer Chato Villalobos
  • Steven Allan Ramsey, for work to bring back Anytown