Academy Command Staff

Melissa Boyd

Joseph King

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Academy Instructors

Investigator Lonnie Bishop
Investigator Lonnie BishopBuchanan County Sheriff’s Office
POST Generalist Instructor Since 2022
Captain Thomas Cates
Captain Thomas CatesBuchanan County Sheriff’s Office
POST Generalist Instructor Since 2020
Sergeant Matthew Gilpin
Sergeant Matthew GilpinBuchanan County Sheriff’s Office
POST Specialist Instructor Since 2022
Sergeant Michelle Hazelwood-Gibson
Sergeant Michelle Hazelwood-GibsonBuchanan County Sheriff’s Office
POST Specialist Instructor Since 2022
Captain Michael Hess
Captain Michael HessBuchanan County Sheriff’s Office
POST Generalist Instructor Since 2022
Captain Charles Parsons
Captain Charles ParsonsBuchanan County Sheriff’s Office
POST Generalist Instructor Since 2015
Sheriff William Puett
Sheriff William PuettBuchanan County Sheriff’s Office
POST Generalist Instructor Since 1995
Detective Lynda Hacker-Bristow
Detective Lynda Hacker-BristowPlatte County Sheriff’s Office
POST Generalist Instructor Since 2003
Corporal John Christensen (Ret.)
Corporal John Christensen (Ret.)Missouri State Highway Patrol
POST Generalist Instructor Since 2003
Trooper Steven Force
Trooper Steven ForceMissouri State Highway Patrol
POST Generalist Instructor Since 2016
Andrew King, Community Outreach/Public Relations Coordinator
Andrew King, Community Outreach/Public Relations CoordinatorBuchanan County EMS
POST Specialist Instructor Since 2020
Jonathan Roe, Field Supervisor
Jonathan Roe, Field SupervisorBuchanan County EMS
POST Specialist Instructor Since 2020
Investigator Addam Carrel
Investigator Addam Carrel
POST Specialist Instructor Since 2021
Suzanne Kissock, J.D.
Suzanne Kissock, J.D.Missouri Western State University
POST Specialist Instructor Since 2018
Sergeant Christopher McBane
Sergeant Christopher McBane St. Joseph Police Department
POST Generalist Instructor Since 2013
Detective Jeffery Pearl
Detective Jeffery PearlSt. Joseph Police Department
POST Generalist Instructor Since 2022