Position Vacancies
Chief of Police, Kansas City, MO
By Ralph Andersen & Associates
Apr 30, 2017 - 7:58:13 PM


The Kansas City, Missouri Board of Police Commissioners is conducting a national search for an experienced and innovative police executive to serve as the new Chief of Police for the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD). With a population of more than 465,000, Kansas City is home to the largest city police agency in Missouri, which has more than 1,364 sworn officers and 540 civilian employees along with a 2016-2017 budget of $232 million.

The ideal candidate will have a personable, progressive leadership style and will work collaboratively with City leadership, community stakeholders, and members of the Department. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have cultural sensitivity and a commitment to an active model of community policing and engagement.

The candidate ultimately selected as Chief of Police will have a proven track record and career history that demonstrates effectiveness as an innovator in developing model programs in areas such as crime reduction, labor-management, training and development, community policing, outreach, and education, knowledge of de-escalation techniques, and the effective use of technology.

A Bachelor’s degree along with 5 years of progressively responsible executive management experience in a police organization or comparable size city located in a complex urban environment is required; a Master’s degree and/or completion of advanced police management training is considered a plus. The annual salary range for this position is $80,220 to $189,768 and is supplemented by a generous executive benefits program.

Interested candidates should apply by May 31, 2017 by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and current salary to Inquiries welcomed to Chief Gary Peterson (Retired) or Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

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