Today at 2:00, we held a retirement ceremony for Sergeant Joe Reed, who is finishing up his career with the police department after 35 years. Sergeant Reed has been a faithful and respected member of this department during that time and he will certainly be missed.
Wasting no time after graduating from college, Joe quickly began what would prove to be a long and distinguished career with the Overland Park Police Department.
During his 35 years with the department, he has served in numerous roles and assignments such as Patrol Officer, Warrant Officer, Evidence Technician, Burglary Detective, Patrol Sergeant, supervisor in the Professional Standards Unit and, most recently, he was assigned to oversee the Financial Crimes Unit as a Sergeant.
Joe has been a long-time member of the Kansas City Metro Squad and was assigned as its “Lead Officer” on several major investigations.
Joe’s experience, commitment and leadership were instrumental in the successful prosecution of many high-profile cases, not only with the Metro Squad, but as a supervisor in the Investigations Division.
Please join us as we congratulate Joe Reed on all of his accomplishments and his retirement from the Overland Park Police Department. We wish him luck on all his future endeavors.