Captain Jon Jordan is the Commander of the Parkville Police Department and the Emergency Management Director for the City. Captain Jordan holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Grantham University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Missouri Western State University. Captain Jordan is a graduate from the Army Field Leadership School at the Army War College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; instructor certification school at the Federal Law Enforcement Center in Glynco, Georgia; graduated from the supervision and leadership program at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy; and graduated from the Professional Development Academy taught by Kaizen Inc. Captain Jordan was an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider level CPR/AED/First Aid instructor for many years and is personally credited with two “lives saved.”
Captain Jordan began his career with the Parkville Police Department in 1991 as a part-time officer and accepted a full-time position in 1993. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2001 and to the rank of Captain in 2011. During his career, Captain Jordan has worked all shifts available, made thousands of arrests, coordinated special events and has always been very active in community policing efforts. Captain Jordan still teaches the M.I.L.O. range weapons system every year to the Police Department and has demonstrated and taught the M.I.L.O. to several metro area police departments.
Captain Jordan is the vice-chair of the Kansas City Area Maritime Security Committee, partnering the United States Coast Guard; a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee; a member of the Midwest Public Risk Law Enforcement Liability Committee; was a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Committee; and is a member of Northland Coalition and Park Hill Citizen’s for Youth.
Captain Jordan has received several awards and certificates throughout his career. Most notably he was recognized by the State of Missouri House of Representatives for his performance, leadership and citizenship when he responded to the Gulf Coast region after Hurricane Katrina. He received a Certificate of Commendation from the Parkville Police Department for the arrest of an active shooter, homicide suspect, and he was recognized by the Platte County Sheriff’s Department for outstanding service while assisting with the prolonged arrest of an armed barricade suspect. Captain Jordan was been recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Northland Coalition for his efforts in the arrests of impaired drivers while a patrol Officer.