Kansas Western Missouri
Rich Lockhart, NA Session 216, has been named as the Chief of the Lawrence Police Department (KS) effective January 16, 2022. He served and retired with the Kansas City Police Department (MO) (1990-2016) and then as the Chief of the Warrensburg Police Department (MO) for the past six years. He is most proud of being the Incident Commander for the 2012 All Star Game and PIO for the KCPD. He has created a culture of community engagement in Warrensburg and is taking his experience to Lawrence! Congrats and we wish you all the best in your new Chief position, Rich!
Todd Ackerman, NA Session 216, has been named as the new Director of Public Safety in August, Kansas. He will be in charge of police, fire and rescue, and dispatch divisions. Todd will be starting soon and we wish him the very best in his new role! Congrats, Todd!
Major Darren Ivey, NA Session 274, retired from the Kansas City Police Department (MO) on December 31, 2021 with over 38 years in law enforcement. He served nine years as an Air Force and Law Enforcement Supervisor before being hired with KCPD in 1983. Darren worked his way up through the ranks and retired as a Major. He has served on many boards over the years including CIT International, Pause First, Police Athletic League of Kansas City to name a few. He is going to continue with his true passion – teaching and consulting on Officer Wellness/Self-Care, PTSD, Stress Management, and CIT related topics. He is also going to continue into his 8th season working with Major League Soccer. We wish Darren well in his ‘retirement’!
Major Scott Gilcrist, NA Session 275, retired from the Topeka Police Department (KS) on January 1, 2022. He served over 31 years in law enforcement to his community in Topeka! He worked his way up through the ranks and retired at the rank of Major. Scott was a K-9 Officer, Detective, helicopter pilot, and a member of their department’s Response Team. He is truly retiring, and we thank him for all of his years of service! Congratulations, Scott!
Special Investigator Bill Delaney, NA Session 179, retired from Kansas Judicial Administration, Office of the Disciplinary Administrator (ODA) on 12-30-21 after a successful 46-year law enforcement career. Bill started with the Gladstone Department of Public Safety in 1975. In 1978, he began working with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) until his retirement in 2013. He began his career as a Special Agent and retired as the Special Agent in charge of the Overland Park, KS office of the KBI.
Bill has been very active with our Chapter and a member for 28 years. He served as our Chapter President in 2014 and a recipient of our prestigious Clarence M. Kelley Meritorious Service Award in 2021. He also was the recipient of the Jack Ford Award for resolution of a major homicide in Atchison County, KS (2010). Bill was a member of numerous organizations including the Kansas Metro Squad (1979-2013), International Homicide Investigators Association (1991-2013), International Association of Arson Investigators, and the Kansas Chapter of International Association of Identification.
Bill is retiring and has moved back to his hometown in Missouri where he was born and raised. He intends to enjoy family, his family farm, investigative contract work, and teaching. Your dedication to our profession is second to none, Bill! We congratulate you on a successful career and wish you the very best in retirement.