Overland Park Police http://kcur.org en Looking Back At 40 Years Of Policing Overland Park http://kcur.org/post/looking-back-40-years-policing-overland-park <p>After 40 years with the Overland Park Police Department, Chief John Douglass is riding off into the sunset…sort of. He’s not ready for a quiet retirement just yet. Instead, he’s going back to school as the director of safety and for the Shawnee Mission School District next spring.&nbsp;</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we sit down with Douglass to discuss how policing Overland Park has changed over the years and the new challenges that await him in the coming months.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:10:46 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 51171 at http://kcur.org Looking Back At 40 Years Of Policing Overland Park Charge In Overland Park House Attack http://kcur.org/post/charge-overland-park-house-attack <p></p><p>Enough people were willing to talk about a gun assault on an Overland Park, Kansas house,&nbsp; investigators have arrested a man and charges are leveled.&nbsp;</p><p>Local and federal officers made the arrest in a crime that&nbsp; was unusual, so few drive-by shootings happen in that Johnson County, Kansas locale.</p><p></p><p>Late in the evening of September 30<sup>th</sup>, &nbsp;someone drove to a ranch &nbsp;home near 99<sup>th</sup> Terrace and Kessler and opened fire, putting as many as 10 rounds into walls and windows.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:36:06 +0000 Dan Verbeck 45098 at http://kcur.org Charge In Overland Park House Attack Overland Park Police At Loss To Define Shooting Violence http://kcur.org/post/overland-park-police-loss-define-shooting-violence <p></p><p>Overland Park, Kan. police say they can make no connection between Monday night&rsquo;s gun assault on a house in the ten thousand block of Kessler and other violent crimes this summer.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A wounded 8-year-old boy, shot in the shoulder, is recovering.</p><p>His mother and two younger children in the house were unharmed.</p><p>As many as ten shots were fired into the house and police are unable to find a credible witness to identify the shooter or shooters.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A dark colored sedan was seen speeding away.</span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:45:37 +0000 Dan Verbeck 44529 at http://kcur.org Drive By Shooting In Overland Park Leaves One Dead http://kcur.org/post/drive-shooting-overland-park-leaves-one-dead <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Police investigators are at this hour on the scene of a shooting in the 9400 block of Lamar in Overland Park, Kan.&nbsp; The victim’s family and friends are holding vigil<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>across the street as homicide detectives gather evidence from the driveway, lawn, and split level home.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></p><p></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:40:28 +0000 Laura Ziegler 40181 at http://kcur.org Drive By Shooting In Overland Park Leaves One Dead