Quantcast

Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts announces retirement date - KOAM TV 7

Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts announces retirement date

Updated:

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED JANUARY 13, 2014 BY THE JOPLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Police Chief Lane Roberts announces retirement date

Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts announces his intention to retire from the Joplin Police Department effective March 28, 2014. Chief Roberts began his career in law enforcement in 1971 and began working with the Joplin Police Department in April 2007. Chief Roberts is the fourth longest serving Chief in JPD’s history.

In the past seven years, the Department’s sworn staff has increased from 78 to 111 police officers. All of the provisions of the Public Safety Sales Tax have been implemented. The JPD South Station is open and provides convenient services for south Joplin residents. The Jail has been expanded from 42 beds to 60 beds and operates much more efficiently than it did 7 years ago. The police department has become accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and is currently preparing for its third on-site CALEA accreditation process. Total crime has been reduced by 27%; violent crime has decreased by 15%; and traffic crashes have declined by 21%. The Public Safety Training Center is operating in its temporary facility and the project to build the new permanent facility has been initiated.

Perhaps the most noteworthy accomplishment of the Joplin Police Department’s performance during his tenure was the response during the tornado in 2011. Chief Roberts states, “I don’t know that I have ever been prouder to be associated with a community than I was with Joplin during that event and the recovery that followed and continues to this day.”

The Joplin Police Department wants to thank Chief Roberts and his family for his service to the police department as well as the community. We wish him well in his endeavors and he will be greatly missed.

# # #

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Joplin Police Investigate Drowning: Victim is Identified

    Joplin Police Investigate Drowning: Victim is Identified

    Sunday, June 24 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-06-24 22:41:48 GMT

    The Missouri Highway Patrol identified a drowning victim as 44 year old Brad Windale. 

    More >>

    The Missouri Highway Patrol identified a drowning victim as 44 year old Brad Windale. 

    More >>
  • Rollover Crash Kills Webb City Man

    Rollover Crash Kills Webb City Man

    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-06-24 19:30:22 GMT

    A Webb city man is dead after a crash in Newton county on Spurgeon road about five miles south of Joplin. 

    More >>

    A Webb city man is dead after a crash in Newton county on Spurgeon road about five miles south of Joplin. 

    More >>
  • Drowning on Shoal Creek

    Drowning on Shoal Creek

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:44:49 GMT

    Breaking news!  Emergency officials in Joplin were working a possible drowning on Shoal creeks near 1412 Glendale. 

    More >>

    Breaking news!  Emergency officials in Joplin were working a possible drowning on Shoal creeks near 1412 Glendale. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.