Jason Cooley to Serve as Shoal Creek Community Interaction Officer
Jason Cooley has been chosen to serve as the Community Interaction Officer for the Shoal Creek Patrol Division. Cooley aims to uphold the police department’s mission and to improve relationships in the community.
Cooley says of the citizens he serves, “I’m just here to work with them, alongside them and work to improve our communities.”
Prior to working in the Northland, Officer Cooley served the East Patrol Division. He assumes the position vacated by the retirement of Officer Rick Cartwright. Cooley states, “I look forward to continuing the good work that has been done here at Shoal Creek.”
Councilwoman Heather Hall has high hopes for what Officer Cooley can bring to the Northland. “It will be a welcome relief to all District 1 citizens to have a new Community Interaction Officer. CIO Cartwright set the bar high and I have every confidence that CIO Cooley will bring back public safety, communication, and collaboration to our neighborhoods and families.”
Officer Cooley has been with the KCPD for over 20 years. His many accomplishments include being named 2015 Missouri Officer of the Year by the Missouri Peace Officers Association and establishing Coffee with a Cop in his community. He says, “I think when you care about people and you work hard to serve the people, things improve.”