Police Foundation of Kansas City Board selects new president and CEOThe Board of Directors of the Police Foundation of Kansas City has selected Matthew “Tye” Grant as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer.
Board Chairman Frank Uryasz, “The Board of Directors of the Police Foundation found their next great leader in Tye Grant. Tye’s executive and leadership experience with KCPD will help our Foundation leverage public and private community resources to make Kansas City a safer community.”
The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds that are not available within the Kansas City Missouri Police Department’s existing/projected budgets, or through tax support or other sources. The Foundation has assisted the police department with technology, training, youth intervention projects, forensics, neighborhood safety and more.
Grant recently retired as a major from the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, where he was a 26-year veteran. He led the department’s Violent Crimes Division upon his retirement. Under his leadership, the department’s 2018 homicide clearance rate was the highest in recent memory. Grant also has experience in narcotics investigations, media relations, patrol, tactical enforcement and training. He was a subject matter expert for KCPD and the Attorney General’s Office specializing in law enforcement policy, law enforcement training and response to resistance options. He also served as the Weapons of Mass Destruction Safety Officer for the NFL assigned to the Kansas City Chiefs as well as their law enforcement coordinator.
“I am very excited to be able to continue my career supporting our city and to partner with the members of the board at the Police Foundation to help raise funds to make Kansas City a safer community,” Grant said.
Grant has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Missouri Southern State College and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Park University. He is married with two young-adult children.
July 29, 2019
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