Chief Kevin L. Chrisman was appointed to lead the Parkville Mo Police Department on January 6th, 2009. His work experience and qualifications consist of thirty-four years with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. He was employed in January of 1973, while a junior in high school, and worked four years in a civilian position. During this time he was accepted into the reserve police academy in August of 1976 and graduated in February of 1977. Shortly thereafter, in June of 1977, he was accepted and started the full time academy and retired in December of 2006 at the rank of Major. He held numerous assignments and leadership roles as well as received many commendations and awards throughout his career.
Some of the assignments included the Internal Affairs Unit, Staff Planning Unit, S.W.A.T. Unit, as an officer and commander. He worked several years in the Narcotics and Vice Division as an undercover detective and supervisor. He was the Co-Director of the Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (H.I.D.T.A.) Investigative Support Center, which is responsible for making an effort in reducing illegal drug availability in critical and identified markets within a six state area. He was the commander of the Investigative Services Unit and Property Crimes Division, which included the fugitive and apprehension and bomb and arson sections. Most of his patrol assignments were in the urban core areas and he was the Division commander of Metro Patrol Division and the city-wide duty commander, while assigned to the Patrol Bureau Office.
He is a lifelong northland resident and graduated from Winnetonka High School, in the North Kansas City School District. He has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Penn Valley Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University. He also completed his graduate degree in Masters of Science in Management from Baker University.
Chief Chrisman is excited to be doing police work in a community that is supportive of law enforcement and doing something that he truly enjoys. He is an advocate of community policing and encourages his personnel to be pro-active in serving the public.
In 2019, Chief Chrisman received the 40th Annual Clarence M. Kelley Award for a lifetime of law enforcement, leadership and civic contributions. He was recognized as the Best of the Best in executive law enforcement excellence.
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