Cindy Henson, Chief of Police Chief Henson was hired to lead the Spring Hill Police Department on April 8, 2019. Her experience includes 27 years with the Overland Park Police Department. She retired as a Major overseeing the patrol division, the largest division of the department. During her tenure she worked as a patrol officer, school resource officer, community police officer, bike patrol officer, and hostage negotiator. As a Sergeant, she led narcotic detectives, community officers, and patrol officers. She also worked within professional standards as an inspector. As a Captain, she was a Watch Commander of evening shift, and oversaw personnel and training.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and is a dean’s list graduate of the Southern Police Institute Police Executive Command School, located at the University of Louisville. She has also attended several leadership courses which include Northwestern Supervisory Course, Leadership Academy, and IACP Leadership of Police Organizations.
A letter from the Chief
As the Chief and a member of the Spring Hill community, it is my desire and goal to build on the foundations set by those who came before me and strengthen identified areas of concern. This is important to do, because it enables our police department to meet current and future demands effectively and efficiently.
Our department’s core values include being responsible, doing our job with excellence, serving our community with professionalism and compassion, setting the example, and building trust within the department and the community we serve.
Our five-year plan includes:
- Implement Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
- Strengthen the partnership with schools and incorporate school safety programs
- Implement a mental health co-responder partnership program
- Maintain/improve staffing levels relevant to growth
- Provide high quality, 21st century policing, training and a culture of growth and learning
- Provide officers career paths, promotion, and/or achievement avenues
It is my belief we have the right officers and staff to achieve our goals through our public safety efforts; by serving our community to the best of our ability, and to sustain the quality of life of our citizens.
I am excited to see what we can achieve as we enhance our department through incremental staff increases and technology advancements, all while maintaining what makes Spring Hill special; the connections and familiarity between our citizens and officers.
It is an honor to represent the citizens of Spring Hill as Police Chief. I am grateful for and most impressed with our officers. They are dedicated and have a passion for our City of Spring Hill. They are an inspiration to me and I am humbled to lead them.
Chief Cindy Henson