You are invited to attend a welcome reception for Chief Farris on Tuesday, August 15th from 6PM to 7PM in the City Council Chambers. Chief Farris comes to us with more than 27 years of law enforcement experience having served the citizens of Kansas City, Mo and Lenexa, KS. He has served in a myriad of functions, including KCMO's patrol and motorcycles division and its street narcotic unit. He has served as a tactical unit supervisor (SWAT), patrol sergeant, patrol supervisor, training supervisor, detective sergeant, and FBI Task Force Officer. Fred has a Bachelor's degree from Park University and is a Certified Public Manager from the University of Kansas. He also brings a diverse background, including having served as the Vice-Chairperson of the Basehor Planning Commission.