Governor Laura Kelly appointed Captain Robert Angell to the Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training.

The Commission may suspend, revoke or deny the certification of a police or law enforcement officer who fails to meet the requirements of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act, or has met such requirements by falsifying documents or failing to disclose information required for certification. Additionally, the Commission provides accredited instruction, which is required for permanent appointment of full-time police and law officers.

The Governor appoints one sheriff with a population of less than 50,000, one sheriff with a population of more than 50,000, one sheriff from a population with less than 10,000, one chief of police each from a city of first, second, and third class, one training officer, one law enforcement officer, one county or district attorney and one public member.

“The work of the Commission is necessary for preserving public trust and confidence in all Kansas law enforcement and police officers,” Kelly said. “Captain Angell has demonstrated his commitment to upholding that high standard.”

Angell, Kansas City, serves his community as the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department Training Academy Commander. This appointment is to replace the training officer seat, vacated by retirement of the prior appointee.