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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The City of Lee’s Summit has named a new chief of police.

W. Travis Forbes will join the Lee’s Summit Police Department and the city on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Forbes has served in law enforcement for 22 years for the City of Independence, Missouri, and since 2013 was most recently the deputy police chief.

W. Travis Forbes Photo Credit: City of Lee's Summit

W. Travis Forbes
Photo Credit: City of Lee’s Summit

“I am excited about the opportunity to work in the growing, future-focused community of Lee’s Summit. The Lee’s Summit Police Department is a high-quality, professional organization that is well respected in the law enforcement community. I look forward to working with the public, local government, businesses, civilian employees, and officers to maintain a safe and desirable City for all to thrive in,” said Forbes in a statement released by police.

Forbes replaces Joe Piccinini, who resigned from the City on January 17, 2014. Lee’s Summit Police Department Major Scott Lyons has been serving as the City’s interim police chief for the last seven months.

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