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BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – City Administrator Eric Johnson has named Deputy Chief Bob Muenz as the new Chief of Police effective October 1, 2017. Muenz will replace Chief Wayne McCoy who is retiring after serving the Blue Springs community for over 15 years as Chief of Police.
“We are fortunate to have someone with Deputy Chief Muenz’s leadership ability, education and experience to lead the Blue Springs Police Department,” said City Administrator Eric Johnson. “Blue Springs has an excellent police department that has been nationally accredited since 2012, and I am confident that Chief Muenz will continue to provide outstanding service to our community.”
Deputy Chief Muenz has been with the Blue Springs Police Department since October of 2012 and brings over 24 years of experience to the position. Prior to accepting this position, Muenz served as Chief of Police in Oak Grove for 10 years after starting with that department as a supervisor in 1999. He began his career in 1992 in Warrenton Missouri, and is a recent graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 266. He and his wife Suzie have two children and have lived in the Blue Springs area since 1999.
“I am honored to accept this opportunity to serve Blue Springs,” said Deputy Chief Bob Muenz. “As an 18-year resident, I have developed invaluable relationships with fellow officers, residents and community members that I hope to build on in this new role.”
“I am proud to see my replacement come from within the Department,” said Chief Wayne McCoy. “Deputy Chief Bob Muenz is a consummate and respected police professional. Blue Springs is in very good hands with Bob at the helm of the police department. He will be inheriting the finest officers and civilians in law enforcement and I wish him and the entire department continuing success.”
The Blue Springs Police Department has 100 sworn officers and 40 civilian employees who work to provide the highest quality of police services to the Blue Springs community by promoting a safe environment through police and citizen interaction, with emphasis on integrity, fairness and professionalism.
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