Kansas City Police Department (Missouri)

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Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Common name Kansas City Police Department
Abbreviation KCPD
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Patch of the Kansas City Police Department
Motto To Serve and Protect
Agency overview
Formed 1874
Preceding agency Kansas City Police Department
Employees 2,134 (2012-2013)
Annual budget $222,525,260 (USD)
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Kansas City, Missouri in the state of Missouri, US
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Map of Kansas City Missouri Police Department's jurisdiction.
Legal jurisdiction City of Kansas City, Missouri
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 1125 Locust Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Police Officers 1,459 (2016)
Corrections and Civilians 675 (2016)
Police Commissioners responsible
Agency executives
  • Colonel Darryl Forte, Chief of Police
  • Major Richard Smith, Division Commander at the Central Patrol Station
  • Major Joseph McHale, Division Commander at the East Patrol Division
  • Major Diane Mozzicato, Division Commander at the Metro Patrol Division
  • Major Roger Lewis, Division Commander at the North Patrol Division
  • Major Eric Winebrenner, Division Commander at the Shoal Creek Patrol Station
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* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) is the principal law enforcement agency serving Kansas City in the U.S. state of Missouri. The current chief is Colonel Darryl Forte.[1]


The Mission of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department is to protect and serve with professionalism, honor and integrity.[2]

Kansas City Police Department is the largest city police agency in Missouri, based on number of employees, city population, and geographic area served.

Board of Commissioners[edit]

The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners is responsible for the operation of the KCPD. The governor sets policy, makes promotions, holds both closed and open meetings and coordinates with the Chief of Police in providing police services to the citizens. Four of the five members of the board are selected by the governor of the state of Missouri, following approval of the Missouri legislature, with the mayor serving as the fifth member. Commissioners serve four year terms, however they serve at the pleasure of the governor and can be replaced.

Currently, those Commissioners[3] are:

Current membership[edit]

Member Term began Term ends
Mayor Sly James May 2, 2011 End of mayoral term
Michael C. Rader March 13, 2013 March 7, 2017
Alvin Brooks February 24, 2010 March 7, 2017
Angela Wasson-Hunt April 4, 2010 March 7, 2017
Leland Shurin Jul 13, 2015 Jan 6, 2018

Commissioned/sworn positions[edit]

The KCPD uses the following ranks, as dictated by state statute.[4]

Title Insignia
Chief of Police
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Assistant Chief of Police
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Police Officer
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Probationary Police Officer
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The Tactical Response Teams of KCPD was featured in A&E's reality series Kansas City SWAT.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "KCMO.gov". Kcmo.org. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  2. ^ "KCPD Mission Statement". KCMO.gov. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Boards and Commissions". Boards.mo.gov. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  4. ^ "Chapter 84, Section 84.150: Police Departments in St. Louis and Kansas City". Missouri Revised Statutes. Missouri General Assembly. August 28, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kansas City SWAT TV Show". 

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