For just the third time in 136 years, a woman will be promoted to the position of deputy chief of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department tonight.
Cheryl Rose will be promoted to deputy chief at a ceremony at 6 p.m. today, May 20, at the Kansas City Regional Police Academy, 6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road. Other promotions will include majors, sergeants, master detective, master patrol officer and supervisors.
Rose is presently the commander of the South Patrol Division. She will assume her new position as deputy chief over the Administration Bureau on May 23. She replaces former Deputy Chief Rachel Whipple, who retired in May.
Rose is a 22-year veteran of the police department who has served in many capacities, including under-cover in the Drug Enforcement Unit, teaching children in the D.A.R.E. Section, writing policies in the Planning and Research Division and investigating robberies in the Robbery Unit. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from the University of Central Missouri.