Today, Joseph Mabin was sworn in as the new Kansas City Police Department’s interim Chief of Police.

“I am excited to represent the men and women of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department until the next chief is selected,” Mabin said. “Moving forward, KCPD will continue to work with our federal, state, and community partners to reduce violent crime. We will also strive to build trust and strengthen relationships with the community.”

swearing in

Mabin joined KCPD as an officer in 2000, first assigned to Central Patrol Division. He later had assignments in the Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Internal Affairs Unit. As he worked his way up the ranks, Mabin held assignments in the Homicide Unit, the Street Crimes Undercover Squad, and Violent Crimes Intelligence Squad. Additionally, Mabin commanded KCPD’s Robbery Unit and Training Unit.

Most recently, Mabin served as the Deputy Chief of the Investigations Bureau, which consists of the Violent Crimes Division, Special Investigations Division, and Property Crimes Division.

Mabin has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Fla. He is also a graduate of the 281st Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

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