KCPD seeking public input on new police chief

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri Board of Police Commissioners is seeking the public's input on what they want in a new police chief. 

The current chief, Darryl Forte, is scheduled to retire on May 20. Now, the board has three meetings planned so that the public can voice what they think the board should consider in their search.

The forums will all be from 6:30 to 8 p.m.:

  • May 8 – Maplewoods Community College, Arbor Room, Campus Center (CC10), 2601 N.E. Barry Rd.
  • May 15 – Avila University, Whitfield Conference Room, 11901 Wornall Rd.
  • May 16 – Mohart Multipurpose Center, Room 121, 3200 Wayne Ave. 

The deadline for applications is May 31 and the board hopes to have a new chief selected by the end of August or early September. An interim chief will be selected to oversee the department until the position is filled. The interim is going to be a current member of the Kansas City Police Department who is not in the running for the permanent position.

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