There are few officers who can boast of 39 years of experience and even fewer that can say they have personally assisted in training the majority of the new officers in the area. These are two of Detective Denis Plumly’s bragging rights. Even though he is retiring today, his influence will be evident in the many officers he helped train.
Denis began his career in law enforcement with the Overland Park Police Department in June of 1972, as a patrol officer. From there he went on to work in the Traffic Unit, Investigations Division, and Professional Standards Unit. Denis’ experiences throughout his career and his personality made him a perfect fit for his last assignment as an instructor at the Johnson County Regional Police Academy.
To say Detective Denis Plumly has made an impression on many lives would likely be an understatement. Denis displayed the utmost professionalism. He has understanding when dealing with the public, his co-workers, and new officers. He dedicated his time and effort to passing on his knowledge to the new faces that will carry on in law enforcement.
The citizens and police officers in Overland Park wish Denis the best.