After 18 years of service Gerry Tallman retires today. Gerry came to the police department after retiring from the US Army in 1993 as a Lieutenant Colonel with 21 years of military service.
Just one week after retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel with 21 years’ service from the US Army, Gerry was hired by the Overland Park, Kansas Police Department to start the first ever Crime Analysis Unit in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Under Gerry's leadership the Crime Analysis Unit grew in size and responsibility and contributed immensely to the overall success of the Police Department. The Unit quickly earned an international reputation as a leader in the field of crime analysis. In 1998, during a speech to a group of international law enforcement executives, US Attorney General Janet Reno identified the Overland Park Police Department's Crime Analysis Unit as a major contributor to the advancement of crime analysis and crime mapping.
Gerry and his wife Connie have two children and four grandchildren. Gerry and Connie will retire to their lake house at Lake Sherwood, MO where Gerry’s next adventure will be fishing and building antique reproduction furniture.
Gerry, thank you for eighteen years of commitment, loyalty, and dedication to the Overland Park Police Department and the citizens we serve. Your friends and coworkers wish you the very best in retirement.