Chief Rick Smith Announces Retirement

Publish Date 03/25/2022



March 25, 2022 

Statement from Chief Richard C. Smith

It has been my greatest professional honor to serve as Chief of Police of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. On April 22nd, 2022, I will be retiring.

I am proud of all of the members of this department I have served with over the years who have worked tirelessly to make KCPD great. I am honored to have been their Chief since 2017 and to have served the citizens of Kansas City for more than 34 years.

I started here in 1987 as a young police officer from Minnesota. I got married here, I raised a family here, and I will retire here in less than a month, as a proud Kansas Citian. My heart and soul will always be with KCPD. Thank you Kansas City and thank you KCPD.

- Richard C. Smith