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Robert Kuehl

Sharpening the Thin Blue Line

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A 32-year veteran of law enforcement, Bob currently serves as a Deputy Chief for the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, an agency with approximately 1,400 sworn officers serving approximately 500,000 residents.

During his career, he has served as the commander of the Patrol Bureau, responsible for all patrol functions, special operations assignments and property crimes investigations as well as the Professional Development and Research Bureau, which oversees all department training for recruit officers, in-service and specialized training for both KCPD and the surrounding region.  Some of his other assignments include SWAT, special operations, logistical support, internal affairs, information technology and communications.  Bob is a graduate of Monmouth University and holds a BA degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice and is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy

Bob has lectured and trained extensively on a cutting edge, 21st century approach to risk management designed to create sustainable, transformative cultural change within law enforcement organizations.  He provides a roadmap to agency-wide “no-notes-required” expectations and accountability that enable law enforcement organizations to manage risk before it manages them.  His “Seussonian” philosophy is designed around a belief that complexity is the enemy of clarity and that simplicity is what actually creates most significant and measurable improvements.

Bob is also owner and president of Heartland Risk Management, which he founded in 1992.  His company provides specialized risk management consulting services, quality assurance and control programs and training to long-term care and special needs facilities.

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