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Mission Chief of Police Bob Sturm
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...Bob Sturm, Chief of Police Police Chief Bob Sturm entered into law enforcement as a volunteer Deputy with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department in 1964.In 1966, Chief Sturm made the decision to make law enforcement a career and accepted a full time position as a patrol officer with the City of Mission.Chief Sturm advanced through the ranks serving in a variety of assignments over the years, which included patrol, major case investigations, field sergeant, and operations commander.In 1981, he was appointed chief and is the most tenured chief in Johnson County and one of the longest serving chiefs in the State of Kansas.Chief Sturm has completed the Northwestern University School of Police Supervision and their Command and Staff Officers School.He is a graduate of the F.B.I.'s Law Enforcement Executive Development Management Training.Chief Sturm is a member of the Kansas Association of Police Chiefs, The Metropolitan Chiefs and Sheriff's Association, past president of the Johnson County Chief's Association, and a life member of the International Association of Police Chiefs.Chief Sturm is active in many civic and charitable organizations.He is a past board member of Sertoma and the Mission Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Chief is extremely proud of his
35-year association with the citizens of Mission, Kansas.
Robert Sturm -Mission Chief ...
Robert Sturm -Mission Chief of Police-Retired
Police Chief Robert A. Sturm – Mission, Kansas Police Dept.
This year's Clarence M. Kelly Award recipient began his
career as a patrol officer with his
department in 1973.During his
tenure with the department he
way up in the department to his
current position as Chief of Police.He held positions in every division including Patrol Officer, Sergeant in Patrol, Detective in the Crimes Against Persons Unit, Detective Sergeant in Crimes Against Property Unit, Lieutenant assigned as Watch Commander in Patrol, Director of Personnel and Training, Major assigned as Commander of the Operations Division, Assistant Chief of Police and in March of 1996 was appointed Chief of Police.While moving up in his department he was able to complete a Bachelors Degree in Personnel Administration in 1979 and a Masters Degree in Public Administration in 1981.
In 1983 he
attended the 134th Session of the FBI National Academy
and the 37th FBI LEEDS program.Soon after becoming Chief, he immersed his entire department in the concept of Community Oriented Policing.
The response from the department was positive and enthusiastic.Many
officers, as well as non-sworn employees, became empowered and took on projects which brought together neighbors, businesses, city departments and the police.Issues of mutual concern were brought up, problems were discussed, and solutions were found.
Three years ago he
saw the need to reach out and gather pertinent data from other police agencies throughout the country that were similar to his
city.From this idea was born the Benchmark Cities Survey and Benchmark Cities Chief meeting.
Robert Sturm Jr. was known ...
Robert Sturm Jr. was known for his people skills
TRIBUTE | Robert Sturm Jr.
was known for his
skills were especially valued in the communications unit and hostage negotiation unit. Who: Robert Allen Sturm Jr. of Spring Hill, a lieutenant in the Johnson County Sheriff's Department.
A grocery store courtship: Sturm
met his future wife, Laura, while the two worked at a grocery store in Mission.
...Rob Sturm was a member of the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for 16 years.
worked in the jail, in 911 communications and with the hostage negotiation unit.
Always time for others: During his
time with the sheriff's office, Rob Sturm
would help raise funds for families of other officers who were facing crisis.
There are only a few days ...
There are only a few days left in the week, and Bobby Sturm and other seniors are spending their last moments at Spring Hill High School.
"I was a freshman four years ago, but it seems like it was only a week a ago," Sturm
On Saturday, the senior will be wearing a cap and gown and shaking hands with administrators in the gymnasium of Spring Hill High School
The same gymnasium where he played basketball for the Broncos.
Sturm was also a member of the golf and cross country teams.
In addition to sports, Sturm was a member of Natural Helpers, student council, the prom committee and was a manager for the girls' soccer team.
four years at Spring Hill High School
, but the summer between his
freshman and sophomore year was a hard time for him.
father Robert Sturm Jr.
passed away from cancer.
was dealing with long sport seasons, he
thought about his
father to pull him through.
"My dad went through worse," he
"The doctors only gave him a few months to live, and he
died a year later," Sturm
was having academic problems, he
would apply the same principle to it.
"It was really a tough time for me, but seeing his
courage really inspired me to do things in my community and school," Sturm
indicated that his
Mother Laura, sister Sarah, and his
friends have been a positive force in his
During an English final, he
wrote about how is friends have been a positive force in his
"Your friends can really entail your academic success if you hang around the right people," he
is looking to become the third generation in his
family to be involved in law enforcement.
After graduating Saturday, he will attend Washburn University to study criminal justice.
His father was a lieutenant for the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, and his grandfather Robert Sturm was the Chief of Police for the Mission, Kan. Police Department.
"They really inspired me to follow in their footsteps," he
"I figured it was the best way to serve the community."
received $5,000 in scholarships from Washburn University
also received a $300 scholarship from the Spring Hill Police Department
for going into law enforcement.
would like to work for a federal agency someday.
In the summer, he will leave Spring Hill behind to attend college in Topeka.
said it's going to be difficult not seeing his
friends and family.
mother is proud of his
accomplishments at Spring Hill High School
has made her
life a lot easier being a single parent.