Chief of Police
Missouri Supreme Court Justice Brent Powell swore in Richard C. Smith as the 45th Chief of Police of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department on August 15, 2017.
Smith joined KCPD as an officer in 1988. As he worked his way up the ranks, he has had assignments in three different patrol divisions, the Robbery and Homicide Units, Tactical Response Teams, Planning and Research Division and Kansas City No Violence Alliance. Most recently he has been assigned as commander of the East and Central Patrol Divisions.
Originally from St. Paul, Minn., Chief Smith has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Park University and a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Central Missouri. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
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