Kansas/Western Missouri Chapter
Zim Schwartze, NA Session 231, was promoted to the Chief of the Missouri Capitol Police in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 6, 2020.
Karen True, NA Session 276, was promoted to Deputy Chief of the Kansas City, MO Police Department on January 1,2020.
Kevin Freeman, NA Session 253, was promoted to Chief of the North Kansas City, MO Police Department on January 1, 2020.
Sloan Powland, NA Session 169, was promoted to the Chief of Police of the Joplin, MO Police Department on January 3, 2020.
Major Kelli Bailiff, NA Session 200, retired from the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 2020 after 38 years of service! Kelli started her career with the Olathe, KS Police Department in 1982 and served most of her career with Wyandotte County and retired as the Executive Officer of the Operations Division. She served on many Boards including: Section 2 Director of the FBINAA Charitable Foundation, Section 2 YLP Counselor, Crime-Stoppers Tips Hotline and Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter Vendor Coordinator for our Fall Retrainers.
Kelli set the bar high for women in law enforcement by winning numerous awards during her career including: the National Missing Children’s Award from Department of Justice, Liberty Bell Award from the Kansas Law Association, Law Enforcement of the Year Award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) (2013), National Media Award from Crime Stoppers USA (2013), Hendricks Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), Humanitarian Award for Community Leadership in Philanthropy from the Medical Missions Association (2014), Humanitarian Award Olathe (Kansas) Human Relations Commission (2014), Paul Harris Fellow Award by Rotary International (2015), Business Associate of the Year from the Women’s Business Association (2017), Distinguished Service Award for Victims of Domestic Violence, Friends of Yates Association (2018), Outstanding Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Officer Victim Services Award and the Office of the Attorney General (2019). After this outstanding career, Kelli plans on taking a few months off to enjoy retirement! We wish her well and thank her for all of her contributions to her community!
Captain Roy True, NA Session 241, retired from the Kansas City, MO Police Department after 37 years of service on December 28, 2019. True started his career with the Fort Scott, KS Police Department for three years before joining the Kansas City PD since 1986. True has served in various capacities throughout his distinguished career including Patrol, Investigative, Property Crimes, Robbery Unit, Traffic Investigations Unit Fleet Operations, Tactical Team Commander and Special Victims Unit. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1994 and developed KCPD’s first In-Car Video Section and the Internal Audit Unit. True was promoted to Captain in 2002 and served in several commander roles. He is a graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration-Command College 49th Session. True served as the President of the Kansas-Western Missouri FBINAA Chapter in 2017 and received the prestigious Clarence M. Kelley award from the Chapter in 2019! We appreciate all of his work with our Chapter and his many years of service to his community! He will be missed!
Chief Matt Stewart, NA Session 256, retired from the Joplin, MO Police Department on January 3, 2020. Stewart served over 20 years with Joplin PD and is a graduate of the Missouri Police Chief’s Command College (2012-2013) and Leadership Joplin (2010) in which he served as the elected Class Speaker. He was involved with numerous committees and boards including the Missouri Cyber Crimes Executive Board, Missouri Task Force on Prevention of Sexual Abuse, Tri-States Major Case Squad, CALEA Executive Director Regional Advisory Board, Mercy Hospital Board of Directors, Chair of the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri, One Joplin Human Services, Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team and the Vice President of the Seneca R7 School Board. Chief Stewart will continue as an Adjunct Instructor at the Missouri Southern State University and look for his next adventure. Thank you for your years of service and commitment to our law enforcement community!
Major Mike Raunig, NA Session 219, retired November 1, 2019 with over 33 years of service! Mike was with the Johnson County, KS Sheriff’s Office during his career and was promoted through the ranks retiring as a Major. He did not stay ‘retired’ long and has been chosen as the Director of Safety and Security at the Kansas City Art Institute (Art and Design College) in Kansas City, MO. Thank you to Mike for his many years of law enforcement service to his community and good luck in his new position!
Chief Steve Beamer, NA Session 184, retired January 11, 2020 from the North Kansas City, MO Police Department. Thank you for your many years of law enforcement service to your community!