Henry R. Horn has served as the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Chief of Police since May 2, 2016. As chief of police, Chief Horn is responsible for maintaining and enforcing policies, directives, standards and laws of the district and state of Kansas. He is also responsible for the oversight of the school district’s police officers, including school resource officers and campus officers.
Prior to his appointment with the District, Horn dedicated 32 years of service to the citizens of Wyandotte County while serving with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. He worked his way up the ranks from police cadet, patrol officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and major, to assistant bureau director. His contributions had an impact throughout all sections of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. Horn’s continued standards of professionalism influenced several local, state and federal law enforcement partners which earned him several service ribbons, commendations and recognition awards that exemplify his outstanding performance as a law enforcement leader.
Horn is a native of Wyandotte County and graduated in Wyandotte High School’s class of 1983. He has an associate’s degree from Kansas City, Kansas Community College, bachelor’s degree in human resource management from MidAmerica Nazarene University and earned his master’s degree in organizational administration. Throughout his law enforcement career, Horn has earned several professional training certificates and attended numerous executive leadership schools.