Chief of Police- Kansas City Police Department, Kansas City (KS)

Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas is located in “the heart of America” at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers and at the crosswords of two transcontinental highways. The County has a population of over 165,000 and covers 156 square miles. Kansas City, Kansas is the third-largest city in the state of Kansas with a population of over 153,000 and is the county seat of Wyandotte County. Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas is part of a greater metropolitan area of nearly two million people. The bi-state region encompasses Kansas City, Missouri, and suburbs on both sides of the state line.

The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is part of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/ Kansas City, Kansas. The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department (KCKPD) has over 360 sworn officers providing law enforcement services to more than 153,000 residents and millions of annual visitors to Kansas City, Kansas, which spans 125 square miles. Kansas City, Kansas is seeking a strong, collaborative, and seasoned leader with a passion for public service to serve as its next Chief of Police. The ideal candidate will be an innovative leader who is recognized as an ongoing contributor to the advancement of the profession. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success and an unblemished record of ethical and professional conduct.

The chosen candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Criminal Justice or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of 10 years of administrative experience is required, including a senior level career path advancement with demonstrated accomplishments. This position requires significant and progressively responsible executive command experience in a large and complex police department or other public safety executive-level experience in a large metropolitan area. Advanced law enforcement training through the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), or a similar professional program is preferred. Law Enforcement Officer certification is required. The selected candidate must be a resident of Wyandotte County or willing to relocate within 12 months of hire date. The review and evaluation of qualifications will be at the discretion of the County Administrator, based on the most appropriate combination of experience and education that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by the position and that fits the needs of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department.

Please apply online at: no later than Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 5:00 PM (CST)

For more information on this position contact:
Price Robinson, Senior Vice President
Strategic Government Resources

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