Sergeant Ward Smith joined the Kansas City Missouri Police Department in June of 1987. Sergeant Smith previously served with the Excelsior Springs Missouri Police Department, and with the Independence Missouri Police Department and served as the primary instructor or assisting instructor for firearms training at both agencies. Upon joining the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, he was assigned patrol duties at East Patrol Division until his assignment to Tactical Response Team 3 in 1990. Sergeant Smith was promoted to his current rank in November of 1993, and has held assignments at Rapid Response Team 5, Traffic-Operations Sergeant, Tactical Response Team II supervisor, Basic Training Unit supervisor, and Operations Sergeant in the Special Operations Division. In December of 2006 Sergeant Smith was assigned to the Firearms Training Section. Sergeant Smith holds Instructor Level Certification from the Missouri Highway Patrol Firearms/Range Master Course, NRA Certified Handgun/Shotgun Instructor, NRA Tactical Shooter Instructor, FBI Tactical Rifle/Sub-Machine Gun Instructor, Surefire Low Light Combat Instructor, the Glock Handgun Instructor, Less Lethal Munitions Instructor, Field Force Instructor, Taser Instructor, Millennium Gas Mask Instructor, F.A.T.S. III Instructor, Rapid Deployment/Active Shooter Instructor, and FBI Chemical Agents Instructor. Contact: (816) 413-3540 or Ward.Smith@kcpd.org.
Instructor Dave Andress joined the Kansas City Missouri Police Department in May of 2002 as a full time Firearms Instructor. Prior to joining KCPD, Instructor Andress was a full time Police Officer with the Liberty Missouri Police Department, 1993-2002. In May of 2002, Officer Andress moved within the Liberty Police Department to a Reserve Officer position and continues with the department in addition to his duties with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. In 2001 Andress was selected as the Officer of the Year by the Liberty Police Department. Prior to his law enforcement career, Andress served in the U.S. Army as a weapons NCO. Instructor Andress is factory certified by Glock, Benelli, Remington, Colt, FN, and has vast experience with most US and Foreign government military weapons. Contact: (816) 413-3541 or David.Andress@kcpd.org.
Officer Donald "Spike" Angle joined the Kansas City Missouri Police Department in May of 1993. He has held assignments at Central Patrol Division, Central Patrol Foot Beat, and Traffic Enforcement Unit, where he issued 5,051 UTT's in one year. He currently holds certifications in NRA Law Enforcement Handgun/Shotgun Instructor, NRA Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle Instructor, NRA Tactical Shooter Instructor and he is a Glock Armorer. Contact: (816) 413-3545 or Donald.Angle@kcpd.org.
Instructor Bill Conroy retired in 2006 at the rank of Sergeant with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department after 30 years of service. As an officer he was assigned to the Central and Metro Patrol Divisions, taught Defensive Tactics at the Academy, and was an assistant firearms instructor as an officer. In 1984 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and held assignments at East Patrol Division, East Patrol Tactical Unit, Street Narcotics Unit, Detention Unit and the Firearms Training Section. In 1998 he took over the additional responsibilities as the Defensive Tactics Supervisor and was assigned to the Firearms and Defensive Tactics Unit until his retirement in September of 2006. He was rehired as a civilian firearms instructor and maintains a Reserve Officer/Sergeant commission with the department. He is the President of the National Law Enforcement Training Center and is a National Trainer for the Center. Reserve Sgt./Instructor Conroy is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Judo and a purple belt in Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. He has attended numerous firearms instructor courses for pistols, rifles and range development. Reserve Sgt./Instructor Conroy is an armorer for the Glock, Smith and Wesson pistols and the Remington 870 shotgun. In addition, he is certified by the Board of Police Commissioners and the Circuit Court as a Use of Force Expert Witness. Contact: (816) 413-3544 or William.Conroy@kcpd.org.
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Contact: (816) 413-3543 or email@example.com
P.O. Joseph Rooney joined the Kansas City Missouri Police Department in January 1994. As an officer, his assignments have included East Patrol Division, East Patrol Division - Rapid Response Team III, Street Narcotics Unit, Tactical Response Team III, Professional Training Section, Basic Training Unit, Traffic Enforcement Unit and Special Operations Division. Officer Rooney became a Master Police Officer in November 2006. Some of Master P.O. Rooney's training has included the Glock Armorers School; FBI Basic Sniper School; Advanced Tactical Operations Course at Camp Dodge, Iowa; Drug Enforcement Agency Basic Drug Investigation School; Taser Instructor School; NRA Law Enforcement Handgun/Shotgun Instructor Schoo; NRA Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle Instructor School; School Violence, Active Shooter and Bomb Threat Management; Millenium Gas Mask Instructor and Less Lethal Instructors Course. Master P.O. Rooney has assisted in Department-wide training of the Active Schooter Program, Firearms Training and the Rapid Deployment System where he also has taught advanced training to outside agencies. Master P.O. Rooney is Missouri P.O.S.T. certified as a Specialist License Active Shooter, Specialist LIcense All Firearms Instructor, and holds certifications as a Less Lethal Instructor, Glock Armorer, Taser Instructor, NRA Law Enforcement Handgun/Shotgun Instructor and NRA Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle Instructor. Contact (816) 413-3542 or Joseph.Rooney@kcpd.org
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Sergeant Keith Ericsson
Contact: (816) 413-3550 or Keith.Ericsson@kcpd.org
P.O. Lynda Hacker is a 22 year veteran of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. Officer Hacker spent 14 years assigned to the Juvenile Section/Special Victims Unit where as lead detective she investigated hundreds of cases involving child custody violations, child abuse/sex crimes and various juvenile crimes. In July 2006 Officer Hacker transferred to the Regional Police Academy, Profesional Training Section as an Academy Instructor. Officer Hacker is a certified POST Instructor and specializes in the areas of Juvenile Law, Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Investigation, Child Custody Issues, Domestic Violence, Cultural Diversity and Racial Profiling. Currently Officer Hacker instructs for the Missouri Sheriff's Association, Missouri Western State University, The Missouri Federation of Police Chiefs, Midwest Law Enforcement Trainer's Association and the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. Officer Hacker has conducted training sessions for numerous organizations and groups such as Jackson County Family Court, Missouri Children's Division, KCMO School District, MO DARE Officers Association and the U.S. Attorney's LECC Conference. Officer Hacker was awarded "Officer of the Year" by the National Center of MIssing and Exploited Children for her work with at-risk children. Currently Officer Hacker owns and operates Save-A-Child Inc. a non-profit organization which is dedicated to educating communities on child safety concerns. Contact: (816) 413-3531 or email Lynda.Hacker@kcpd.org
P.O. Janice Heins holds a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She joined Kansas City, Missouri Police Department in 1997 where she was assigned to Metro Patrol Division. After 2 years, Officer Heins transferred to Central Patrol Division where she spent another 4 years. During her career with the police department, Officer Heins has held assignments in Patrol, Tactical Response Team 1, Mayoral Detail, Domestic Violence and Homicide. Officer Heins spent 6 and 1/2 years in the Homicide Unit as a detective and has recently transferred to the Academy where she is assigned to the Professional Training Unit, Drivers Training Section. She attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) where she is certified as an instructor in police Driving. Contact: (816) 413-3532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Michael Mezzacasa began his career with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department in 1992. He held assignments in the Metro Patrol Division as a District Officer, a Field Training Officer and a member of Rapid Response Team 2. In 1996 he was transferred to the Accident Investigation Section. In 2005 he was transferred to his current assignment in the Professional Training Section where he serves as a Project Officer and Instructor. He currently schedules and facilitates the departments In-service training and training catalog classes. Contact: (816) 413-3534 or email Michael.Mezzacasa@kcpd.org
P.O. Anthony Rogers joined the Kansas City Missouri Police Department in May of 2000. Contact: (816) 413-3533 or email email@example.com
P.O. Michael Moats joined the Kansas City Missouri Police Department originally in 1991 where he was assigned to the East Patrol Division and Traffic Enforcement Section. In 1995, he joined the Missouri State Highway Patrol where he was assigned to Troop A, Zone 1, Platte County. He later re-joined the Kansas City Police Department in 2004 where he was assigned to East Patrol and Shoal Creek Patrol Divisions. He joined the Academy in 2007 and became an instrumental member in implementing the Driver's Training Section where he remains today. He was previously an instructor in Radar/Lidar and the DRE progam. He attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) where he is certified as an instructor in police driving. He has attended the Law Enforcement Advanced Driver Instructor Training Program (LEADITP) where he is certified in High Center of Gravity vehicles, Pursuit Termination Techniques and the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT). Officer Moats is the primary contact for scheduling of driver's training. Contact: (816) 413-3552 or email Michael.Moats@kcpd.org
P.O. David Osbahr became a member of the Kansas City MIssouri Police Department in July of 1992. P.O. Osbahr previously served with the Raytown Missouri Police Department. Upon joining the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, P.O. Osbahr's initial assignment was with the Metro Patrol Division. During his tenure he has also completed assignments at the Metro Patrol C.A.T. and C.A.N. teams, the Metrol Patrol Bicycle squad, Street Narcotics Unit, Tactical Response Team III, North Patrol Division, Shoal Creek Patrol Division, Shoal Creek Patrol Division ATV squad and the FBI Task Force, Heart of America Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory. P.O. Osbahr has attended teh Protectice Services Training and Anti-Terrorism Evasive Driving courses at the U.S. Army Military Police School at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) where he is certified as an instructor in police driving.n P.O. Osbahr is currently assigned to the Professional Training Unit, Driver's Training Section. Contact: (816) 413-3554 or email David.Osbahr@kcpd.org
P.O. Dwight Parker joined the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department in March of 1986. He was first assigned to Central Patrol Division where he served as a district officer and later a Field Training Officer. He went on to the Tactical Response Unit where he served as point man and sniper. In 1994 he was transferred to the KCPD Regional Police Academy. While at the academy he was responsible for training recruits in patrol tactics, tactical communication, building searches, pedestrian checks/car checks, and drivers training. He has attended several driving schools which includes Instructor Advanced School in Mesa Arizona, the Missouri Safety Center, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco Georgia (FLETC). Officer Parker was assigned to the Drivers Training Section in 2009. Contact: (816) 413-3553 or Dwight.Parker@kcpd.org