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Kansas City, Missouri Police Department names interim chief of police

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Posted at 11:39 AM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 14:42:06-04

The Kansas City, Missouri Board of Police Commissioners has named Deputy Chief David Zimmerman to serve as interim chief of police. 

"The Board is honored to have Deputy Chief Zimmerman fill this vital position while we conduct our search for a new chief of police," Board president Leland Shurin said in a press release on Friday. 

Current Chief Darryl Forte announced his retirement on May 20.

Zimmerman will serve from May 21 until the board appoints a new chief. 

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Zimmerman joined the KCPD in 1983 as an entrant officer and served in numerous roles throughout the department ever since. 

Zimmerman is a graduate of Oak Park High School, and he has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration and a master’s degree in public administration, both from Park University. He is a 2001 graduate of the FBI National Academy.