When you think of someone who will be retiring from work, you might picture someone who is kicked back and relaxed with one of the few challenges in life being what to do with their day. This will not be the case for Lieutenant Colonel Jack Cauley who retires from the Overland Park Police Department Monday.
Jack began his law enforcement career in 1984 as a Police Dispatcher with the Lenexa Police Department. After just a year of answering emergency phone calls and dispatching officers, he knew he wanted to be in the middle and helping those in need. In 1985 he became a Prairie Village Police Officer and served with this agency until 1986 at which time he was hired by the Overland Park Police Department.
In the 25 years Jack has worked for the Overland Park Police Department, he has worked his way through the ranks from a Patrol Officer to his present position as Lieutenant Colonel. His duties ranged from taking patrol calls, training new officers, working in investigations, and various other supervisory positions including the head of each bureau within the Department.
His outstanding performance in each role with the Overland Park Police Department leaves me confident he will have continued success with his next position as the Chief of Police for the Castle Rock Police Department in Colorado.