Kansas - Western Missouri
Will Akin, NA Session 264, completed the requirements for a PhD and has received his diploma. We can call him ‘Dr. Akin’ along with Captain of the Clay County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office.
Tyrone Garner, NA Session 234, did not stay retired long and has been named the Director of Public Safety for the Housing Authority in Kansas City, MO.
Congrats to Sam Larson, NA Session 277, who was named the new Chief of Police in Shawnee, Kansas effective January 24, 2020. Chief Larson replaced Rob Moser, NA Session 230, after he retired earlier this year.
Shawn Reynolds, NA Session 244, has been selected as the new Chief of Police in Temple, Texas. He began his new position June 1, 2020 and we wish him the best!
Bob Kuehl, NA Session 212, recently began his next career phase and became the Chief of Police in Raytown, MO. Congrats!
Major Greg Higdon, NA Session 256, retired on June 5, 2020 after 25-years with the Springfield, MO Police Department. He worked his way up through the ranks of this large agency and attended the Northwestern’s School of Police Staff and Command, PERF-Senior Management in Police, and the IACP-Leadership in Police Organizations over the years. Major Higdon accepted the position as the Director of Campus and Public Safety for the Jordan Valley Community Health Center on June 15, 2020. We wish him the best in his new role!
Assistant Director Frank Papish, NA Session 237, retired from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation with over 20 years of service on June 30, 2020. He also spent seven years with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office prior to the KBI. Frank currently serves on the Kansas-Western Mo Chapter Executive Board (2018-present), Youth Leadership Program Selection Committee (2012-present), and the National Alliance of State Drug Enforcement Agencies (NASDEA) as the Immediate Past President/Scholarship Chair (2018-19), President (2016-17), Vice-President (2014-15) and member since 2012. He is transitioning into the private sector and has enjoyed his experience with the FBINAA with the relationships he has built as the most rewarding. We thank Frank for his continued commitment to our Chapter and good luck in the private world!
Major Doug Dunn, NA Session 229, retired on July 6, 2020 after nearly 38 years of law enforcement service to his community with the Overland Park, MO Police Department. He has worked many different units including Traffic Safety, Motor Officer, SWAT member, Evidence Technician, Firearms Range Master, and School Resource Unit. Over the years, Doug served as Commander of the Kansas Law Enforcement Task Force that was deployed to Hurricane Katrina (2005) and the OPPD Honor Guard with his department. Doug is truly retiring to get some things done around the house and travel. We wish him many relaxing days ahead!